• Full Time
  • Noelville, ON
  • June 30, 2024

Dokis First Nation Health Centre


The role of the Band Representative is critical in serving the children and families of Dokis First Nation.  Under the Dokis Health Department, the Band Representative will work in partnership with other team members.  The Band Representative will provide support to families with legal and court matters, linking services with external child welfare agencies, and providing support to prevention programs.  The Band Representative will report to the Health Director.


  • Provide knowledge, awareness and promotion of Dokis First Nation’s interests to courts and external child welfare agencies;
  • Link families to support services
  • Represent the interests of Dokis First Nation regarding child welfare matters in court;
  • Liaise between the Dokis First Nation, Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services and other external child welfare agencies;
  • Represent the Dokis First Nation whenever our children in care, who have been apprehended, or are being adopted;
  • Assist with the protocols with Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services and other external child welfare agencies;
  • Attend home visits with Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services and other external child welfare agencies to support families keeping children in the home during investigations or when a family is transitioning to returning a child to the home;
  • Assist families in accessing resources and collaborate with other supports for prevention activities;
  • Work towards the repatriation of children residing in care in other jurisdictions;
  • Be on-call for emergency response services regarding child welfare;
  • Collect data on the number of children in care and the services provided to families;
  • Help link children to their home community;
  • Compile all relevant case-related information and documentation;
  • Liaise with other First Nation Band Representatives;


  • Accredited Social Work Diploma or Degree or Equivalent
  • A minimum of two years Social Services Work experience within an Indigenous Organization/Community;
  • Able to interpret legislation and legal documents;
  • Knowledge of Case Management techniques and Alternative Dispute Mechanisms
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal in order to be effective in negotiation, advocacy, facilitation, and collection and dissemination of information;
  • Must be able t work flexible hours and travel with minimal notice;
  • Knowledge of Anishinabe culture, traditions and customs
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling high confidential subject matters;
  • Must have advanced computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, Internet, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc…

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to provide an up to date and clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check upon hire;
  • Must have Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.

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, cover letter and two recent employment references and one character reference to:

Charlene Restoule, Health Director

940 B Main St.  Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1

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