About the Organization
The Serpent River First Nation, a signatory to the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, is an Anishinaabe First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario, located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury along the North Channel of Lake Huron.
The First Nation's traditional territory extends from this waters of the North Channel of Lake Huron, Serpent River Basin; north beyond the city of Elliot Lake. The two main communities within the First Nation's territory are Cutler and Kenabutch.
The reserve consists of a land base of 26,947 acres along the north shore of Georgian Bay. It is located on the Precambrian Shield and consists primarily of outcropping igneous and metamorphic rock containing large areas of granite. Mining, Forestry and Commercial Fishing have been the main employment areas.
About the Opportunity
Serpent River First Nation is seeking an individual for the position of Community Support Services Worker in Cutler, Ontario.
Reporting to the Family and Community Healing Coordinator and working with the Community Wellness team, you will work collaboratively to engage children, parents, and community. This will involve facilitating children’s activities and programs to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Specifically, you will:
- Plan, facilitate and/or coordinate a range of evidence-based primary prevention workshops, activities, programs and/or presentations for children, parents and community using age appropriate resources and technology;
- Plan and implement a children’s recreation program as well as child focused workshops and/or programs to share and transfer Anishnawbe traditional knowledge and/or practices;
- Plan and facilitate evidence-based secondary prevention and/or educational programs to at risk children and families on an individual or group basis, at individual homes or community sites;
- Collaborate on the planning and implementation of a variety of community events to promote personal, family and community wellness;
- Facilitate and supervise social, fitness, recreational and family activities;
- Coordinate and/or facilitate the After School Program;
- Plan, prepare, and deliver nutritious and appetizing snacks; and maintain sanitation, food handling and other safety regulations in the preparation and delivery of snacks;
- Implement social marketing strategies to promote wellness, programs/services and recruit participants;
- Work collaboratively with referring agencies to identify at risk children and families and their needs;
- Screen referrals to determine suitability for group or individual delivery of programming;
- Develop, implement and/or coordinate a variety of child-specific healing and wellness programs and activities;
- Maintain clear, concise and accurate client records in compliance with policies and procedures;
- Develop secondary prevention case management policies and procedures in collaboration with Community Wellness Manager or designate and other relevant partners;
- Analyze, monitor, and evaluate programs and activities.
At minimum, you must have a college diploma in Early Childhood Education, Social Service Worker or other relevant human services program. Membership or willingness to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is essential. Although not essential, preference will be given to those with a university degree in child development, child welfare or other relevant human services program.
Additionally, you have:
- A Certificate in family and community healing approaches;
- A Certificate in Safe Food Handling;
- A minimum of 2 years of direct service with children, families and groups;
- Experience in application and reporting to funders;
- Knowledge of and respect for Anishnawbek history, practices, teachings, language, values and beliefs is of critical importance;
Along with well developed counseling and assessment skills, you are an excellent communicator, both in written and verbal situations. We invite you to apply if you are able to apply tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues, and it is crucial that you have strong organizational and time management skills.
You will need to be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as required, and have a valid Class G Drivers License (with current abstract) along with access to a reliable vehicle for use in the field.
Completion of a university or college research or evaluation course would be a definite asset, as is a Life Skills Coaching Certificate. You hold, are are willing to secure your CPR and First Aid Certification.
The position requires interaction with children, youth, Elders & other vulnerable sector individuals; therefore you must be willing to submit to and pass a criminal record check (CPIC) with Vulnerable Sector Verification is required prior to commencing employment.
The ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset, and preference will be given to Anishnawbek people.
Lastly, you are able to work flexible hours, including evenings and week-ends when service recipients are available. A positive attitude and the ability to demonstrate a health lifestyle is essential.
About the Benefits
In appreciation of all your hard work and determination, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary depending on your skills and experience.
You can also look forward to fantastic benefits including:
- Extended Health and Dental
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Group Life Insurance
- Professional Development
- Group Pension Plan
Serpent River First Nation operates with respect for one another in the workplace and we value the contribution of all of our employees.
If you're looking for a leadership position and the chance to make a difference in the community - Apply Now!
Please apply online at www.applyfirst.ca/job52314