Family Well-Being Coordinator



    Duration: to March 31st, 2021 (with the high possibility of an extension)

    Salary:  $40,000 – $45,000 (depending on education and experience)

    The Whitefish River First Nation is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Family Well-Being Coordinator.

    The Family Well-Being Coordinator will work with key community resources to:

    • Reduce the occurrence of violence in families;
    • Reduce the number of Indigenous children and youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems; and
    • Improve of the overall well-being of families.

    These goals will be accomplished by:

    • Planning activities and increasing family participation in these activities through outreach;
    • Increasing knowledge about traditional parenting practices;
    • Connecting families to the land and traditional activities;
    • Increasing cultural knowledge including providing opportunities for ceremonies, traditions, and teachings;
    • Increasing awareness of community history and legends; and
    • Working collaboratively with external organizations on youth justice issues, family violence, and child welfare.   


    • Organize activities and/or programs that will increase community awareness, knowledge, attitudes and helping behaviours related to community cultural strengths;
    • Identify and leverage community resources that match the needs of the cultural activities programming e.g. crafts people, walking trails, sugar camps, fishing guide, etc.;
    • Develop a program of seasonal and land-based activities to reinforce family strengths, cultural identity, and linked to stress management and lateral violence reduction strategies through group-based activities, interventions, and referrals;
    • Provide knowledgeable and competent delivery of culturally based and land-based activities encompassing all elements of self;
    • Enlist and engage with others who can support the program aims such as community elders, knowledge keepers, resource people or others with associated skill sets; and
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Post-Secondary Education in social work, health, or related field or a suitable combination of training and experience;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience within social services and/or initiatives related to social wellbeing and wellness;
    • Experience in group facilitation, community development, and presentation skills;
    • Project management, planning and evaluation, and program development and coordination;
    • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision;
    • Awareness of national, provincial and regional cultural frameworks and policies to guide community wellness;
    • Working knowledge of various computer applications;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Knowledge of the Ojibway language and culture is a definite asset;
    • Maintenance of an ongoing clear Police Vulnerable Sector Screening;
    • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate & CPR; and
    • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and accessibility to own vehicle.

    Applications will be accepted via email, fax and mail or in person to the attention of:


    Human Resources

    Whitefish River First Nation 17-A Rainbow Ridge Road P.O. Box 188 Birch Island ON   P0P 1A0

    Email:     Fax: (705) 285-4532

    Open until Filled

    Applications must include the following: Cover letter, current resume, and three reference names (with contact information)

    Successful candidates must submit an original/current copy of their Vulnerable Sector Screening Check prior to employment.

    We thank all who apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.