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:
Whitefish River First Nation 17-A Rainbow Ridge Road P.O. Box 188 Birch Island ON P0P 1A0
Email: email@example.com 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.