Child & Youth Strategy Worker

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Child and Youth Strategy Worker.


Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Child & Youth Strategy Worker will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2020.  The First Nation and Youth Strategy Worker will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.


This position will provide effective prevention and awareness programming and services through the Child and Youth Strategy as determined by the Social Director.

Position Overview

●          Acquiring sound knowledge on community resources and cultivating community relations.

●          Establish and enhance existing community based programming within the appropriate departments

●          Work alongside the IFN Child and Youth Policy Advisor to enhance the communities service delivery

●          Communicate with Children, Youth, Families, Community and Departments. collecting, analyzing, and presenting verbal and written information appropriately.

Duties and Responsibilities

●          Develop an understanding of the First Nation program and service delivery methodology.

●          Develop a community capacity work plan pertaining to enhancing the lives of children and youth.

●          Develop and implement prevention and awareness programming to enhance the lives of community members.

●          Assist with mapping exercise to define and address gaps in services.

●          Maintain ongoing communication with community leadership and departments.  Manage/Directors, including the community at large as required to track progress and activities and outcomes.

●          Provide advice to Chiefs and Council and department Managers/Directors on compatibility of effective program and service delivery to Children & Youth and their families in the community.

●          Gain thorough knowledge of relevant acts, such as Child and Family Services Act.

●          Maintain confidential documents to ensure trust is established when dealing with clients and community.


Education and Experience

→        Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.

→        Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences, business or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.

→        Experience in First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act Review

→        Demonstrated three (3) years working experience in Social Services and experience reporting to various Ministries and meeting deadlines.

→        Knowledge and understanding the Independent First Nations and their needs/concerns.


→        Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.

→        CPIC upon request


Depending on experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference
  4. Must provide copies of driver’s license and educational diplomas and certificates

Closing Date:            November 28, 2019 12.:00 noon

Interview Date:          November 29, 2019

Start Date:                  December 2, 2019

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.