Circle Keeper Supervisor

Kahkiyaw is a ground-breaking Indigenous -led and community-based program created to significantly improve the lives of Indigenous children, youth, and families in the Edmonton and Area Children and Family Services. Working closely with CFSA Central Neighbourhood Centre, and using the Outcome Based Service Delivery model, the program will provide a continuum of services to improve the outcomes for Indigenous children and families in our city.


  • Provide leadership and coordination to a team of Circle Keepers.
  • Responsible for on-going direction, guidance, and supervision of staff, as well as our clients that require our services.
  • Encourage Circle Keepers to integrate cultural resources to help support family needs.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions, preparing & facilitating family circles and Family Group Conferencing & facilitating lifelong connection circles
  • Strong connections with First Nation Bands and communities with band designates and Band Councils
  • Cultural Supports, guidance, teachings and presentations for staff, partners, and community in collaboration with partnerships
  • Build positive relationships with families; work cooperatively with social workers and other invested partners
  • Maintain effective cross-functional relationships with staff, colleagues, and partners.
  • Responsible for developing professional time management, ensure that all monthly family progress reports are correct and submitted on time to our CFSA partners.
  • Work effectively with all other supervisors on the leadership team.

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in a Human Services field is a must – i.e. Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Education, etc.
  • Three or more years working with families and youth.
  • Three or more years of supervision experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with good oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database, Ages & Stages Assessments
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
  • Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Current (within 6 months) Criminal Record and Child & Family Intervention Checks, and Driver’s Abstract is required prior to starting employment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
  • Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

Start Date

This position is to start as soon as possible. 

How to Apply

You can send your cover letter and resume to

Closing date: Posting will be open until suitable candidate is found

COVID-19 Notice: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.