Family Services Coordinator

  • Full Time - Temps Plein
  • Montreal
  • $59,556 - $71,206 CAD / Year

Website Tasiutigiit Association

Supporting Indigenous children and youth in foster care

Tasiutigiit Association is a Montreal-based community organization that was created in response to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system. Tasiutigiit does not condone the removal of Indigenous children from their biological families and communities of origin, but seeks to offer support and services where this has already occurred. Tasiutigiit offers cultural programming to help keep Indigenous children and youth connected to their culture, while offering support to help empower non-Indigenous foster and adoptive parents to become better allies and to develop tools for cultural safety.

The Family Services Coordinator helps Indigenous children and youth explore and develop their cultural identity through family-centered programs that are accessible and positive for their foster or adoptive families.

Planning and Delivering Family Programs

Developing and delivering regular family-focused programs that respond to the needs of Indigenous children in foster care, and the non-Indigenous families who have welcomed them.
Creating a safe and inclusive space for participants.
Recruiting Knowledge Keepers/Elders, workshop facilitators and animators who can contribute to the children’s cultural exploration/development and the family’s cultural safety.
Collaborating with partner organizations on shared initiatives and programming.
Monitoring programming budgets and resources (with support from the manager).
Maintaining records and producing reports on program outcomes and participant progress, both for funders and for the manager/Board of Directors.
Continuously evaluating programs and making improvements to address families’ needs.
Assisting administrative tasks related to program delivery

Accompaniment of foster/adoptive families

Assisting foster families in accessing services and programs that benefit the children’s unique needs.
Advocating for the rights of children and youth in care.
Developing programs that help foster/adoptive parents better understand and address their children’s cultural and developmental needs.
Developing programs that help foster/adoptive families better understand the rights and benefits to which the children are entitled.
Developing programs that help sensitize the families to the realities and unique cultural needs of the Indigenous children/youth in their care.
Assisting in the development and delivery of parent’s support groups.

Salary: $59,556 – $71,206

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