Circle Keeper

Kahkiyaw is being delivered in partnership by Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and Boyle Street Community Services, two community organizations with a long and successful history of serving Aboriginal people in Edmonton. Working closely with CFSA Region 6 and using the Outcome Based Service Delivery model, the program will provide a continuum of services to improve the outcomes for Aboriginal children and families in our city.


  • Utilize strength-based tools to assist families – Kinship Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, and Three Houses with Children.
  • Ability to do family searches with a passion to keep meaningful connection for children in care;
  • Responsible to facilitate training sessions to staff and mentor in conduct family finding;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions, preparing & facilitating family circles and Family Group Conferencing;
  • Strong connections with First Nation Bands and communities with band designates and Band Councils;
  • Build positive relationships with families; work cooperatively with social workers and other invested partners;
  • Maintain effective cross-function relations with staff, colleagues and partners;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all reports and notes are correct and submitted on a timely manner;
  • Provide administrative support for all children services client files, case note management and data collection
  • All client hardcopy files are organized and has current and valid client information;
  • Work effectively with other team and all staff members that may require your assistance;

Qualification Requirements

  • Human Services degree or diploma; equivalencies will be considered.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ work related experience
  • Family group conference training, mediation, conflict resolution certificate is an asset
  • ETO (Efforts to Outcome) database experience is an asset
  • Experience with SOS (signs of safety) is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
  • Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).

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 via