Child & Family Advocates – 2 Positions

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a two highly motivated dynamic individuals to fulfill the responsibility of a Child & Family Advocate.


Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Child & Family Advocates will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Child & Family Advocate will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.


The Position of Child & Family Advocate will work to keep our children unified with their families and community to reduce the number of children in care.

As an advocate “Your job is to be the voice of the child” who you are representing.

The priority of the leadership and First Nation is to ensure that children who are members of their community, whether in the city of Winnipeg, surrounding towns, or on the First Nation are re-unified with family members in a loving safe home.  Your role is to find them and, where possible, bring our children home.  Otherwise, ensure they are in a safe home, preferably with extended family members in the locale where they have settled.

There are two roles of the Child & Family Advocates in order to accomplish this goal. One role will be focused on providing family support services, the other role will be focused on responding to court cases as required.  Both workers will be trained on each role and will share the cases as per intake.  Caseloads will be reviewed monthly to ensure the workers have balanced workload.  Cross training of court work and family support is important with the two workers for peer support and shared duties.


Education and Experience

  • Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to write case notes (SOAP note training will be provided)
  • Relate well with Indigenous children and youth.
  • Trauma informed and some culturally competency is required
  • Experience with wrap around service delivery is preferred.
  • Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding the Independent First Nations and their needs/concerns is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act is preferred and otherwise training will be mandatory otherwise.       


  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.
  • CPIC upon request


$50,000 – $60,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Provide 3 professional references to be contacted by management if successful screening.

Closing Date:            March 24, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:          March 27, 2020, 20202

Start Date:                  April 2, 2020 (negotiable)

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.