MCFSNB: Family Group Conference Coordinator

Closing Date: 

Oct 11 2019 - 4:00pm




Family Group Conference Coordinator Social Worker Competition:

The Mi’gmaq Child and Family services of New Brunswick Inc. (MCFSNB) is seeking individuals to join their team of Social worker as Family Group Conference Coordinator.

As a member of the MCFSNB team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of professional services and programs that focus on Family Group Conference. The guiding principles of Family Group Conference are that aboriginal people and communities should be involved in the planning and delivery of services to families and their children; and if with available support services, a family can provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child, such services should be provided.

The purpose of this Social Work position is to increase the number of children and youth living safely with immediate or extended family or friends through the development of case plans for children in care which are created and embraced by empowered support networks that include family, extended families and significant people in the child or youths life. These duties may include, but are not limited to:


  • Family Group Conferencing the Coordinator serves as a neutral and independent facilitator working with all stakeholders to create a trusting, respectful and culturally sensitive environment that encourages collaborative involvement of the child’s family, extended family, community members and other participants in decision making relative to the child’s plan of care.
  • Program delivery must adhere to legislated mandates, the Mi’gmaq Child and Family Services Inc.’s policies and professional standards of practice while, at the same time, respect and incorporate the guiding principles of Family Group Conference Processes.
  • and works closely with Child Protection and Child in Care Field Workers and their Directors to better understand the protection issues, risks and challenges that must be addressed, identify participants to the process and provide preparatory guidance and assistance.


  • A bachelor degree in Social Work and a registered member in good standing of the NBASW.
  • Understanding and appreciation of Mi’gmaq culture, values, and socio-economic conditions.


FGCC Social workers are expected to have (6-8 years) related front line experience in child care and protection that includes apprehension, mediation, case management and other relevant aspects of Child and Family Services Programs delivery including Family Case Conference. 

An equivalent combination of training and experience such as graduation from university with a related degree as recognized by the Canadian Association of Social Workers and extensive (over 15 year’s related experience) may also be considered.


$2,336.00 to $2,795.00 bi-weekly and a 4.8% adjustment for those working in protection as well as competitive pension and benefit programs.

** Travel throughout assigned communities can be expected for Field Worker positions. Positions will generally be based throughout member communities located in northern and eastern NB. Locations will be determined in consideration of successful candidate’s preferences and the organization needs.


Those interested in applying are asked to submit a resume identifying position(s) of interest to Kelly Dennis, Human Resources Assistant at: no later then October 11, 2019.



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