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Prevention Outreach Worker
Competition #:2016-PRE-013
Location:Marten Falls First Nation, ON
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FT/PT Status:Full Time (Regular)
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
  

Position Overview:

Prevention Outreach Workers organize and deliver prevention programs and activities for children, youth, parents and the community in general. This is a community-based position and training will be provided. Prevention Outreach Workers are a key part of our prevention program Mamow Oshki Pimagihowin – working together to provide new life skills. Their work is guided by our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin Service Model – everyone working together to raise our children.

Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Work with local service providers and leadership to identify prevention needs and priorities
  • Organize and deliver prevention programs or partner with local service providers for events and programs e.g. parenting education, social events, recreational activities, Elder and youth gatherings, land-based activities, etc.
  • Complete workplans and reports
  • Promote upcoming prevention programs through monthly calendars, posters, community radio station, etc.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Interest in helping families and learning new skills. Experience with raising a family or working with children, being a part of community life in small remote communities.
  • Knowledge of and lived experience with the Aboriginal culture, including land-based activities, spiritual understanding, importance of Elders, etc. For this position, familiarity with the community is required.
  • Education/experience related to working with families or children and youth is an asset, but not required
  • Strong verbal communication skills with ability to speak in front of groups and make presentations. Basic writing skills required.
  • Leadership and organizational skills are needed to lead workshops, organize family activities, host community events and deliver short-term prevention programs.
  • Ability to speak Ojicree or Ojibway is a very strong asset, but not required
  • Professional integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality is essential
  • Willing to work flexible hours
  • A driver’s license is required
  • A Criminal Record Check is required prior to employment. Please visit your local police department to ask for a Criminal Record Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Successful applicant will be required to provide verification of both Covid-19 vaccinations

    Salary Range:  $45,360 - $54,209

All successful applicants will require an application for, or a current, Criminal Record Check(CRC). A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) for those positions working with children will also be required. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply for a CRC & VSC as soon as possible.

***ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED***

Tikinagan Child and Family Services is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

Tikinagan Child and Family Services strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.