Prevention Services Worker – 1 Position

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a one highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Prevention Services Worker.


Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Prevention Services Workerwill be hired for a permanent position.  The Prevention Services Worker will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.


The Position of Prevention Services Worker will work to assist clients, families, youth and children to navigate services internally and externally to increase access to health, social, education related and justice appointments or referrals in a safe and trusting manner.  

Position Overview

  • This position will report to the Social Director.
  • This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a diverse team and make a significant contribution to the community by providing the highest quality of support and exceptional 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 families through home visits
  • Designing, developing and facilitating the delivery of workshops/education programs and presentations that promote community awareness, support networks and education programs
  • Ensuring the well-being of children and eliminating incidences of abuse and neglect; supporting, strengthening and empowering family units; and reducing the number of children requiring alternative placements or admission to care by increasing family and community education programs, developing partnerships and coordinating services with community service providers and other local resources
  • Participating in cases with Children’s Aid Societies and other agencies as well as involvement in crisis intervention
  • Assisting in the development of systems, processes and the service protocols with First Nation communities and other service providers/agencies

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary case conference to determine client needs.
  • Create a care plan based on direction from referring department/program and meeting with family to determine what services you will be supporting the family to access.
  • Confirm appointments and escort the family as appropriate to services and supports (Navigate the system).
  • Advocate for additional supports internally or in broader community as required to your Director.
  • Keep accurate, timely client records in accordance with program requirements.
  • Maintain ongoing good communication with colleagues in programs within the relevant departments identified above.
  • Develop networks and partnerships with the broader service community i.e. Kenora and Winnipeg as required.
  • Maintain mapping exercise to define and address gaps in system.
  • Gain relevant training, (if not already have it) on legislation regarding safety of the child.
  • Help establish and strengthen family support systems.
  • Report to the Social Director and provide guidance and advice as required including briefing notes, reporting and such.
  • Perform additional functions as required.


Education and Experience

  • Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to write case notes (SOAP note training will be provided)
  • Experience working with 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.
  • Trauma informed and some culturally competency is required in order to build trust with families.
  • 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 of some sections of the First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act is preferred and otherwise training will be mandatory.


  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable
  • Insurable vehicle is required
  • Willing to travel when required.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector search upon request


$32,760 – $40,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

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

Closing Date:                       May 25, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:                      May 27, 2020

Start Date:                             June 1, 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