• Full Time
  • Birch Island
  • July 26, 2024

Website Whitefish River First Nation


TERM: Full-time Hours: 35 hours a week

The Family Well-Being Team, a unique early intervention team, is committed to providing essential support to families. Their primary focus is reducing the identified risk of involvement in child welfare, de-escalating protection concerns and aiding the reunification of families with children in out-of-home placements. This team’s work is pivotal in helping families achieve sustainable outcomes by delivering culturally appropriate support and interventions. These efforts assist families in developing effective skills and strategies for independence, resiliency and crisis diversion. The Family Well-Being Team’s work is deeply ingrained in traditional Anishinabek values, which are evident in all program deliverables, underscoring the significance and impact of their work.


The Family Resource Worker works collaboratively with families with school-aged child(ren) up to 18 years old to identify their strengths and needs by creating an Individual Family Service Plan. The Family Resource Worker facilitates and builds on support so families can achieve their goals and assist families on their healing journey. The Family Resource Worker will also help coordinate and advocate for families and children of Whitefish River First Nation alongside the Band Representatives and Family Well-Being Team.


  • BSW or B.A. Degree in Social Services, Native Child and Family Worker, or Child and
    Youth Worker Diploma.
  • Aware of Health and Safety and Child and Family Services legislation.
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical Indigenous child development.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous family systems theory and an understanding of family functioning.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and effectively maintaining solution-focused dialogue.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with families, service providers, stakeholders and the broader community.
  • Effective interpersonal skills include working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external resources.
  • Ability to support self-advocacy with families.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work effectively under the pressure of tight timelines, competing priorities and emergent issues.
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle are required.

Applications must be submitted by July 26, 2024 at 12 p.m.

Interested applicants must submit a current resumé, cover letter, two (2) personal references and one (1) character reference (with contact information) to:


Whitefish River First Nation c/o Human Resources

17-A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188, Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0

Email: jobapplications@whitefishriver.ca   Fax: (705) 285-4532

All positions must submit a Police Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire.

Miigwetch to all who apply; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to jobapplications@whitefishriver.ca