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Prevention Services Worker

First Nation Band Representative Program

Purpose and scope: Under the direction of the Band Representative Manager, the prevention service worker is a highly motivated individual who will provide prevention and early intervention services, using least intrusive measures to enhance child, youth and family well-being and to help keep families together and connected to our vibrant culture and community. The prevention worker will participate in case planning and wrap around service delivery to children, youth and families. The prevention services worker functions as a member of the circle of care supporting our families.  The prevention service worker will work primarily with our at-risk families by providing intervention/ prevention services through education and awareness programs.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • A minimum post-secondary diploma from a recognized college in the area of Social Work
  • A minimum of 3 years of Social Service and experience working in Child welfare within a First Nation communities, but willing to train the right candidate
  • Must possess proof of valid class G Ontario Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and a clean drivers abstract
  • Must be willing and able to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Demonstrate initiative, time management, and excellent organizational skills, team building skills, strong verbal communication skills, as well as basic writing skills required.
  • Good working knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, Child Well Being Law, Child Protection Standards, Ministry of Children and Youth Services Regulations
  • Interest in helping families and learning new skills. Experience with raising a family or working with children, families and youth in First Nation communities.
  • Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to Child Welfare. Good knowledge of traditional practices, ceremonies and teachings.

Job Duties:

  • Provide, plan and deliver early help services to families, children and youth that is responsive to their needs and helps achieve family outcomes that will minimize the potential for child welfare intervention / investigation
  • Fostering and maintaining positive and collaborative relationships by engaging our families and extended families of all aspects of service delivery
  • Maintaining working files that are accurate, concise, and up to date case notes
  • Complete work plans, promote upcoming prevention programs
  • Engaging with individuals in a way that empowers them to move towards a more holistic lifestyle
  • Participate in case conferencing in order to minimize duplication and ensure coordination of services
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential subject matter
  • Plan and organize social and recreational activities, plan educational and wellness plans for children, families and elders based on the cultural needs of the community
  • Provide clients with land based social, recreational and educational programming and will create awareness through a culturally supportive and wholistic approach
  • Supporting children and families from an early help and intervention lens
  • Collaborate with school, health center staff, social staff to provide information and awareness on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Other duties as assigned


Salary Range: Competitive depending on qualifications Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please email a Cover Letter, a Resume, a Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, and a photocopy of your Driver’s License to: Tamara Gagnon – Manager Band Representative Program.

Experience working in Child Welfare within First Nations Communities and education in Social Services preferred, but willing to train the right candidate.

We would like to thank all candidates in advanced for your interest in working within the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation).


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