Family Therapist – Term Position

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to be a Family Therapist in the community with a Masters in Social Work (MSW). The Family Therapist will provide a key role in delivering supports for families.  The Family Therapist will provide outreach to community members to support program implementation and uptake.  They will use social work knowledge, skills, intervention and strategies in a strength based manner to support children, youth, women and families whose lives are disrupted by violence.

This will include developing and implement culturally appropriate community-based programming, and to support strong, happy and healthy families in Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation.


Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation’s Minweyaanigoziwin Family Well-Being program is a community based program with front-line services and safe places where children, youth and families can access and receive culturally responsive supports that address the root causes of family violence and over-representation of indigenous children in care.


●             This work will include (but not limited to): working with children, youth, mothers and family members who feel at-risk of violence in their homes; Family Wellness Planning to provide family support including counselling; system navigation, care coordination, advocacy, family action circles; Peer Support groups and healing circles; community information and engagement; To identify and implement “safe places” in the community for children and families who feel at-risk of violence in their homes; monthly case management with identified team members.         

●             Maintain strict confidentiality and promote an atmosphere in which parents/guardians are provided   encouragement and support in meeting the needs of their children.

●             Support families in developing partnerships with professionals, which promotes children’s learning and development.

●             Facilitate family and group culture-based workshops and life skills development

●             Actively collaborate with co-workers in other areas of Health and Social Services, based on community need.

●             Assist and support the planning and delivery of programming for children in Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

●             Provide activity reports and complete necessary reporting requirements.


●             Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree and OCSWSSW (Registered Social Worker).

●             Additional training specific to First Nation clients considered an asset

●             Training in facilitating group work and First Nation cultural or land based activities is considered an asset.

●             Trained as a counsellor

●             Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


●             Understanding of the needs of and experience working with First Nation clients and families.

●             Facilitate, design and deliver educational groups to clients.

●             Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

●             Willingness to be mentored by experienced members of Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Health Care team and partner service providers.


Isobel Pinesse Memorial Health Centre, Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

SALARY RANGE:   $70,000 – $90,000

Closing Date:        July 24, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:   July 28, 2020

Start Date:            Negotiable

The successful applicant will need to provide a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Please submit resume, cover letter along with two (2) written references 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.