NAN Family Well-being Community-Based Worker
Title: NAN Family Well-being Community-Based Worker
Location: Lac Seul, ON
Reporting to: Director of Prevention Services
The Family Well-Being Community-Based Worker works with Lac Seul families to promote healthy communities by supporting children, youth and families with prevention-focused programs, and interventions that will support strong, healthy and happy families. S/he assists children, youth and families individually and in groups and collaborates with other community health and social service workers to reduce the number of children going into care and to reduce family violence. The Family Well-Being Worker will service Whitefish Bay and Kejick Bay communities of Lac Seul First Nation.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
- Work with community members, the health team and leadership to conduct program development, and program design.
- Connect families and individual to community-based services.
- Assist families/children/youth to navigate services (Children’s Welfare, Youth Justice, Family Court, Violence Against Women systems)
- Provide community-based programming to individuals, in small groups or larger community events
- Conduct community events/activities that are culturally-based, prevention focused and that promote family, child and youth well-being, family connectedness and family safety
- Conduct land-based and traditional healing and support programs, as well as culturally-based workshops/services that support family wellness
- Coordinate community-level training for community-based service providers and participate in networking of community-based services
- Maintain program data collection and reporting requirements
Education, Skills & Experience:
- High School Diploma OR at least two years’ experience related to social services, health or education is an asset.
- Proven experience in working with families, children and youth.
- Highly motivated and excellent organizational skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Knowledge of culture, traditions, and issues surrounding and involving First Nations family.
- Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality.
- This position will service two communities of LSFN, therefore must be able to travel
- May be required to work occasional overtime during workshops and conferences.
- Shifting demands and priorities. Must be flexible and able to adjust to change and frequent interruptions.
SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience
HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday
CLOSING DATE: February 27, 2018 by 4 p.m.
Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided. LSFN requires a Criminal Reference Check from those offered positions.
Please mail, fax or drop off application to:
Lac Seul First Nation,
c/o HR Department
PO Box 100
Hudson, ON. P0V 1X0
Fax #: 807-582-3585
Please note, late applications will not be accepted and online presence checks will be conducted on all applicants.