Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society

Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Posted: May 21st 2024
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 Navigator. This is a full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists clients after the initial intake process
  • Provides referrals to appropriate services and liaises with referred agencies
  • Monitors and supports clients while waitlisted for service
  • Helps families understand the system and access appropriate services according to their needs
  • Participates in case management meetings with managers
  • Utilizes and consults with other interagency departments in health care and social services
  • Provides education and awareness on Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik and its services
  • Builds relationships with non-indigenous service agencies
  • Develops and implements tools to ensure evidence-based reporting
  • Completes all administrative reporting requirements
  • Creates enrollment forms to assign clients to staff member caseloads
  • Manage and maintain the client master List
  • Ensures the protection and privacy of all health information and records
  • Grade 12 diploma with 3-5 years of experience working directly with AoPFN in the social work or healthcare sector, plus administrative experience using various case management systems, Excel, Word, and Microsoft programs, or
  • Grade 12 diploma with a minimum of three years of direct experience working with youth and families in a social service or other related health setting; experience working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) people is an asset
  • Proven ability to develop holistic plans of care with the client and ensure a connection with the appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of Indigenous traditional healing practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of local, regional, and provincial Indigenous and non-Indigenous services.
  • Able to research, analyze, and organize efficiently
  • Effectively communication skills, verbal and written

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 submit 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