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Student Home Worker

Website Independent First Nations Alliance

Position Title: Student Home Worker
Reporting to: Residence Manager
Location: Sioux Lookout
Start Date: Hiring through the school year as needed.

Position Summary:
• This position will be based in Sioux Lookout.
• Reporting directly to the Residence Supervisor, the IFNA SSSP Student Home
Worker would work to support the students living in the IFNA residences. Each
residence will have 2 full-time staff that work a rotating shift schedule. They
provide meals, house activities, enforce house expectations, and provide
transportation to and from school and so on. Staff also takes the students to
explore the community, to events, activities and on trips.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Be a role model and source of guidance for students by demonstrating healthy boundaries
• Teach and implement Life Skills, such as managing money, waking up early for school/work, completing assignments on time, learning to ask for help etc.
• Plan and prepare 3 healthy daily meals which include grocery shopping
• Implement and communicate the house rules and expectations. Creating a process for daily house chores. Ensuring that the students are provided with guidance and training on properly completing the required tasks and chores
• Building rapport and trust with students through use of interpersonal communication skills
• Build a strong relationship with each student where they are comfortable in expressing themselves in a safe and secure environment
• Engage and interact with the students to encourage and support their wellbeing and development.
• Provide objective documentation; maintain clear and concise daily report for each shift
• Create and follow operating budgets for the house
• Promote, encourage and implement Native Language and Culture activities
• Participate in programming that would build stronger connections and support to students (i.e. camping trips, rabbit snaring, lunch and learn workshops)
• Communicate with student’s parents, IFNA staff and school on progresses, challenges, appointments, incidents etc. in a timely manner
• Transporting and caring for students while receiving services, aide or participating in programming, including appointments where needed and out of town trips
• Participate in any meetings relating to the students activities, development and
• Provide support with school homework as required
• Prepare the home prior to students arriving which include fully participating and
attending the onboarding and orientation
• Review of the routines, rules, and expectations as indicated in the Residence Handbook
• Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:
• OSSGD or equivalent;
• Experience working with First Nations youth
• Familiar with and experience working with Mental Health issues and addictions
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development, theory, and
• Experience providing crisis intervention services
• Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak Oji-Cree; Ojibway or Cree an asset
• Superior judgment and assessment skills
• Experience working as part of a team with the ability to work independently
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Flexibility to work in different environments and settings
• Maintain objectivity when working under pressure
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Ability to work cooperatively with service providers and collaborate with other resource persons and facilitate planning and action
• Class G Driver’s license with 3 years driving experience and driver’s abstract
• Must provide Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check

Closing Date: Filling roles as needed during the year

Salary will be based on a combination of qualifications and experience.

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