• Full Time
  • Birch Island
  • July 26, 2024

Website Whitefish River First Nation

For future planning, the following employment opportunities are open for applications:


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 role of the Kinship Case Support Worker is to recruit, engage, identified families for emotional, customary and legal permanency options for WRFN children and youth. The Kinship Case Support Worker will connect children and youth with their families. Under the supervision of the Case Supervisor, the Kinship Case Support Worker is responsible for supporting Kinship Care homes, Prevention Focused Customary Care program and working collaboratively with families.


  • Diploma in Social work or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least two years of work experience working with families, youth and children.
  • An understanding of Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) and Parent Resources for
    Information, Development and Education (PRIDE).
  • Knowledge of Kinship Standards, Foster Care Standards, Adoption Standards and Ontario
    Looking After Children (ONLAC).
  • Experience and understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and case conferencing.
  • Sound knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Child Protection Workers and Child in Care Workers and court processes.
  • Working knowledge of inter-agency Kinship partnership agreements.
  • Familiarity or willingness to become familiar with Jordan’s Principle application process to assist families.
  • Effective interpersonal skills include working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external resources.
  • Strong ability to assess caregiver capacity to provide care and meet the safety and developmental needs of children/youth.
  • 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.

For a detailed job description of each position, please email hrmanager@whitefishfishriver.ca.

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:

CONFIDENTIAL: Kinship Case Support Worker

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