• Contract
  • Noelville, ON
  • August 31, 2024

Dokis First Nation Health Centre


The Indigenous Family Welfare Prevention Worker will support parents and caregivers to raise children in culturally-appropriate safe and healthy environments, service referrals, and programming with Traditional and Western practices.

Under the supervision of the Health Director, the Indigenous Family Welfare Prevention Worker (IFWP) will plan, coordinate, and implement both culturally enriched programs and non-traditional approaches of well-being through prevention, awareness-education and promotional strategies for Indigenous families.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prevention programming to support parent and caregivers to raise children in culturally-appropriate safe and healthy environments.
  • Work closely with the Band Representative to act as a liaison with mandated child protection agencies
  • Provide programming on individual healthy well-being for children, youth and families through both Traditional and Western practices.
  • Referral of services to children, youth, parent and/or caregivers that support families either through traditional and/or western practices
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops, viewing publications and establishing personal networks
  • Monitors all projects and activities, ensuring all information is documented and that files are maintained
  • Maintain the program budget by monitoring expenditures and monthly financial reporting
  • Assist other program staff coordinate and conduct community workshops
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and workshops
  • Provides the Health Director with monthly and annual reports and develops workplans.
  • Must be time flexible and be prepared to work evenings/weekends as per activities scheduled or as directed my management.
  • Must be able to travel for work related purposes, training, conferences, workshops etc. that support the development of the IFWP program.
  • Must be able to maintain a professional level of ‘confidentiality’ according to the Dokis First Nation policies/procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Completion of college or university program in a social work or health-related discipline.
  • Minimum of one-year related work experience within an Indigenous Organization/Community.
  • Able to interpret legislation and legal documents.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal in order to be effective in negotiation, advocacy, facilitation and collection and dissemination of information
  • Must have advanced computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, Internet, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc…
  • Program planning skills essential.  Workshop facilitation and public speaking as asset.
  • Knowledge of Anishinabe culture, traditions and customs
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must provide CPIC and VSS

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to provide and up to date and clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check upon hire
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must have a valid CPR and First-Aid, or willing to obtain.

Personal Suitability

Initiative, Effective interpersonal skills, Team player, Excellent oral/written communication, Client focus, Self-starter.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and work experience.


Interested applicants please send your resume and cover letter and two recent employment references and one character reference to:

Charlene Restoule, Heatlh Director

Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1

Fax: 1-75-763-2663

Email: healthdirector@dokis.ca

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to healthdirector@dokis.ca