Family Wellness Worker

Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society

Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 annually
About Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation has come together to create and assert Nigig Nibi Ki-win, whose name came to the AOPFN Tanakìwin by way of our naming ceremony conducted in accordance with Inàkonigewin. For greater certainty, our inherent right to self-government, as affirmed by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and s. 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, includes jurisdiction in relation to the wellbeing of Ninìdjànisinànig, Weshkinìgidjig, and their families.  Algonquins of Pikwakanagan have cared for our Ninìdjànisinànig and Weshkinìgidjig in accordance with our customs and traditions. Ninìdjànisinànig, Weshkinìgidjig, and their families thrived because they were immersed in their language, connected to the land, and cared for by their people. Inàkonigewin has governed these lands for millennia, well before any colonial laws were brought and imposed on our people and lands. By asserting this Law through Nigig Nibi-Ki-win, we are not bringing into force a new law, but using our knowledge of Inàkonigewin to provide aid to our people in a modern context, in a way that cares for them, our ancestors, and our descendants. The only way to undo the damage that has been inflicted on our people by colonial governments is to re-assert our inherent right to care for our Ninìdjànisinànig and Weshkinìgidjig.

About the Role

We are recruiting for a Family Wellness Worker. This is a full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides intake through self or professional referral
  • Provides brief intervention, crisis intervention and other supports
  • Provides referrals to supportive services
  • Participates in training to learn facilitation skills, healing and helping to assist the community
  • Assists with planning sessions, clinics, presentations, workshops and a variety of activities that support family well-being (i.e. intergenerational violence and trauma, exposure to or witnessing violence, family wellness planning, sexual abuse, sexuality, behavior management, anger management, stress management, life skills, family planning, parenting skills, etc.)
  • Assists with case management with the family wellness team.
  • Assists with the development of strategic plans and annualized work plans
  • Participates in department meetings
  • Grade 12 diploma with a minimum of one year of experience working with individuals, families and groups, preferably in a First Nation setting
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • A minimum of a valid class G driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle
  • Experience with computer operations and software programs (i.e. preferred programs include Windows, MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.)
  • Knowledge of intergenerational violence and trauma in Indigenous communities
  • Ability to plan and provide workshops
  • Able to respond to brief crisis intervention
  • Skills in narrative and statistical report writing
  • Research, investigation, analysis and evaluation skills

Conditions of Employment:

  • Provide an acceptable vulnerable sector check or criminal reference check
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proof of a minimum valid class G driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract
Additional Information
Please provide a cover letter and resume.

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Paid sick days, vacation days, and special days
  • 14 provincial and federal statutory holidays
  • Health spending account (i.e. dental, vision, prescriptions)

Preference in Hiring

Nigig promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons who identify as Indigenous will be given preference as this role serves the needs of members of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. Provided the candidate meets the basic requirements of the position and is deemed qualified following the interview process, preference will be given to a) the qualified indigenous person who is a member of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, then to b) the qualified Indigenous person, then to c) the qualified non-indigenous candidate.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society
Pikwakanagan, Ontario

Email: employment@nigignibi.com