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Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is a provincially designated Child Well-Being Agency
that provides Prevention, Protection, and Child and Family services that reflect values, beliefs and
principles rooted within the Anishinabek culture. We serve the communities of Wahnapitae,
Dokis, Henvey, Magnetawan, Shawanaga, and Wasauksing First Nations

Reporting to the Cultural Services Supervisor, the Cultural Services Helper is responsible for assisting in
providing direct and indirect cultural services to the Agency, Board of Directors and staff in order to develop
and enhance the cultural service practice of the Agency. The Cultural Services Helper will assist at developing
and delivering locally accepted cultural practices for the Agency in consultation with community Elders and
cultural practitioners to facilitate the preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First
Nations to enhance positive and strong cultural identity.
Minimum Education
 College Diploma in Social Services or Native Studies is an asset, however, equivalent Work experience
will also be considered.
 Bachelor of Social Work, Native Studies degree is preferred.
Minimum Experience
• Three (3) years’ experience in a social services organization developing and delivering cultural
programs and services.
• Experience working with Aboriginal people, organizations, and communities.
Knowledge Requirements
• Knowledge of Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services programs and services.
• Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishnawbek culture,
traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
• Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs, and traditions in responding to child welfare.
Other Requirements
• Must be willing to provide own vehicle for use on the job, and have the ability to travel.
• Must provide a clear Police Records Check – Vulnerable Sector.
• Must provide a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence.
• Must have $1M auto insurance liability coverage.
• Must provide an acceptable three-year uncertified Driver’s Abstract.
• Physically able to work outdoors, performing some manual labour.
Work Site Location:
• Wasauksing First Nation Office
Niijaansinaanik is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility
for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodation is available upon
request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. Please submit your resume and cover letter
along with three work-related references to:
Joanne Koehler, Executive Director
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services
940A Main Street, Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1
Email to:
Application deadline is:
Preference will be given to applicants of Native ancestry, please self-identify.
We thank all those applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For a more detailed job description, please contact
Dennis Goulais, Human Resources at

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