Family Support Workers (2)

(term position ending March, 31, 2021)


The Family Support Workers will work closely with Prevention Team to assist with families, youth and children to navigate services internally and externally to increase access to health, social, education related appointments or referrals in a safe and trusting manner. 

Position Overview

  • The Family Support Workers will report to the Social Director 
  • This is an opportunity to work with a diverse team and make a significant contribution to the community by providing the quality of support and care
  • Providing support and empowerment to families and community members by sharing information and building awareness of supports and resources for health promotion, prevention and healing
  • Coordinating and referring resources, education and outreach to community
  • Designing, developing and coordinate the delivery of workshops/education programs and presentations that promote community awareness, support networks and education programs
  • Assisting in the development of systems, processes and the service protocols with First Nation communities and other service providers/agencies

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advocate for additional supports internally or in broader community as required to your Director.
  • Keep data for each activity for program reporting
  • Maintain ongoing good communication with colleagues in programs within the relevant departments identified above.
  • Develop networks and partnerships with the broader service community as required.
  • Help establish and strengthen family support systems, assist with programming with a wrap around approach to services and resources.
  • To coordinate and promote cultural programming and identity for children, youth and families
  • Perform additional functions as required.

Education and Experience

  • Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Willing to learn and ability to relate well with Indigenous families, children and youth.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and a multidisciplinary group setting.
  • Strong understanding of social service systems in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation and the surrounding areas.

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume

Please submit your resume and cover letter along with two references to:

Charlene Mandamin – Director of Social

Iskatewizaagegan No.39 Independent First Nation

PO Box 1, Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email to: charlenemandamin@iifn39.caor Fax to 807-733-1116

Deadline:                     Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 4 pm

Interview Date:            Thursday, January 14, 2021

Start Date:                  Negotiable

We thank all candidates for their interest. 

Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.