• Full Time
  • Noelville, ON
  • December 31, 2023

Website Henvey Inlet First Nation

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Band Representative to join our Administration. The Band Representative reports to the Band Representative Lead and is responsible to represent and advocate for Henvey Inlet First Nation members that are involved with any child welfare agencies throughout Canada. This position requires exceptional interpersonal communication skills and strong organization skills


Henvey Inlet First Nation offers competitive wages, paid vacation and personal emergency days, an incredible pension and benefit package, on-site daycare services for working parents, fifteen paid federal, provincial and First Nations holidays, annual cultural leave, paid Christmas break, and half-day workdays every Friday.



The Band Representative will be responsible to:

Assist with the development of a program structure for Henvey Inlet First Nation in collaboration with the Band Representative Team
Assist with the establishment of a Child Welfare Committee and collaboratively develop Henvey Inlet First Nation child welfare laws, regulations and practices
Provide support services to Henvey Inlet First Nation members that are currently or may be involved with child welfare agencies
Establish and develop an active working relationship with all child welfare agencies throughout Canada
Respond to all child welfare agencies when notified of any members being involved with their agency
Behave in a professional manner when acting as a representative of Henvey Inlet First Nation
Develop a plan of care for HIFN members and ensure that a legal representative is aware of all court files as necessary
Ensure that customary care is practiced with all band members before court is considered
Participate in all Service Plans, Plans of Care or Service Development for Henvey Inlet band members
Assist with the development of BCR’s as needed with full briefing notes for Chief and Council
Review CCAs prior to seeking Chief and Council’s approval for BCRs
Present in-camera sessions with a report to Chief and Council monthly or when required
Build and maintain trusting and supportive client relations
Attend all court proceedings related to band member child welfare cases as required
Act as a representative of Chief and Council when they are unable to attend courtroom proceedings for child welfare cases
Present information and documents to the courts on behalf of Chief and Council for child welfare cases
Act as a support system to band members required to attend child welfare court proceedings
Maintain an empathetic and supportive demeanor to band members and their families
Liaise with Chief and Council regarding court proceedings and outcomes
Maintain a log of activities that are participated in on behalf of the band
Create and maintain a secure filing system with gathered information on all our members with open files with each child welfare agency throughout Canada in accordance with PIPEDA regulations
Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
Adhere to all HIFN Policies and Procedures
Take interest in continuous learning and maintain up-to-date knowledge on current industry regulations, trends and practices
Participate in mandatory training workshops as required
Attend and actively participate in staff and community meetings
Perform other duties as assigned from time-to-time by the Band Representative Lead, Director of Finance/Administration or Chief and Council

Post-secondary certificate, degree or diploma in Social Services, Family Services, Child and Youth Services or other related field
Current and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check
Valid Ontario Class G Driver’s License with access to a reliable, insured vehicle
Current First Aid and CPR Level C an asset
A strong understanding of First Nations’ cultures, values and history required
Knowledge of Henvey Inlet First Nation community and practices an asset
Previous experience working within a First Nations organization an asset
Knowledge of the history of child welfare as it pertains to First Nations’ communities
Full understanding of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), Bill C92, federal and provincial child welfare laws and regulations and Customary Care Agreements
Previous courtroom and public speaking experience
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships with HIFN members/clients and affiliates
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional organization and time-management skills
Strong attention to detail and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Highly resourceful with the ability to adapt to changing work needs and demands
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Professional attitude and a strong work ethic
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong computer and typing skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel for work when needed
Willingness to work flexible hours, including on-call, evenings and weekends when requested

Full Time – 35.5 hrs/week


Negotiable based on experience


As soon as possible


Posted until filled

Those interested in applying should submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Henvey Inlet First Nation – Human Resources
295 Pickerel River Rd.
Pickerel, ON P0G 1J0
Tel: (705) 857-2331
Fax: (705) 857-3021
Email: samantha.bradley@henveyinlet.com

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Henvey Inlet First Nation gives preference to all qualified First Nations people in accordance with Section 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To apply for this job email your details to samantha.bradley@henveyinlet.com