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Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services
Employment Opportunity
Contract – 12 Months

Reporting to the Manger of Cultural Services, the Youth Coordinator is responsible for the development of a
Youth Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the communities serviced by
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family while ensuring that their efforts are in alignment with the Agency’s strategic
planning, policies and procedures as well as the legal framework of the Child and Youth Family Services Act
and First Nation standards of practice.
Key Job Functions
 Liaise with Anishinabek Nation communities on Youth Initiatives and provide administrative support to First
Nation youth initiatives
 Establish and maintain a Youth Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the seven
First Nations
 Guide the implementation of the Youth programs;
 Gather and develop resources to support Anishinabek Nation Youth programs;
 Demonstrate cultural knowledge through teaching and sharing of practices with Anishinabek Nation Youth
 Develop workplans with input from Youth Steering Committee
 Monthly review of Youth Program budgets and adjustments as required and preparation of reports and
 Respond to general program inquiries and ensure appropriate and timely follow up;
 Prepare agendas, workshop/meeting kits, arrange and coordinate meeting facilities as required;
 Maintain electronic and central filing system of work plans, reports, budgets, proposals, resources and
information related to the areas of responsibility;
 Maintain current knowledge of current social services policies and programs as it relates to the
Anishinabek Nation and attend training opportunities related to current programming.
 Provide support and information to First Nations through written correspondence Coordination and liaison
with various departments in First Nation communities
 Plan, coordinate and facilitate youth gatherings and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education
 Post-Secondary college diploma in the Child & Youth Services field or other related disciplines with a
minimum of two years of experience in the social services field;
Minimum Experience
 Experience in rolling up written reports in accordance with various funding reporting requirements for
provincial and federal ministries will be considered an asset;
 Experience in working with First Nation youth;
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 relevant legislative framework and polices reflecting current child welfare practice
 Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare
 Knowledge of all relevant legislation including the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Employment
Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant
legislation, design and operation of various service delivery models
Other Requirements
 Must provide a clear Police Records Check – Vulnerable Sector
 Must provide a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence, have access to a vehicle and have the ability to
 Must have $1M auto insurance liability coverage
 Must provide a three-year uncertified Driver’s Abstract
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is currently in the designation process to become a fully
mandated Child Well-Being Agency to provide Prevention and Protection Services. We serve the
communities of Wahnapitae, Dokis, Henvey, Magnetawan, Shawanaga, and Wausauksing First
Work Site Location:
 To be determined

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. Accommodations are 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:

Bonnie Reid, Director of Human Resources
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services
940A Main Street, Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1
Email to: or fax to (705) 857-0447 (Henvey Office)
Application deadline is:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

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
Human Resources at or call (705)857-0442.

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