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Neegan Inabin Service Worker
Competition #:2022-RES-042
Location:Sioux Lookout, ON
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FT/PT Status:Full Time (Regular)

Reports To

Direct Service Supervisor

Job Summary

Under the direction of Direct Service Supervisor, the Neegan Inabin Service Worker is responsible for working with and supporting youth aging out of care and young adults formerly in care up to and including the age of 25.  The Neegan Inabin Service Worker will develop youth service agreements; help youth pursue their goals; and support them to identify, access, and navigate services specific to their needs. The Neegan Inabin Service Worker will connect with existing supports and resources within their communities, including housing supports, food, education resources, employment and training, life skills training, financial security, health and mental health, wellness, addictions supports and healthy relationships. The work of all our staff is guided by our service model: Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin - everyone working together to raise our children.


  • Attention to Detail
  • Client/Customer Focus
  • Conflict Management
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Maintain Strict Confidentiality

Job Requirements

  • This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Par II, Special Employment). We invite all applicants to Self-Identify if Indigenous, Metis or Inuit
  • Experience, confidence and skill in working with people experiencing multiple risks and/vulnerabilities, and their families
  • Knowledgeable about services and programs available to young adults within the region
  • Experience in and a commitment to collaborative practices
  • The ability to work independently and ‘think on your feet’
  • The belief that unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, wellbeing restored
  • A commitment to professional development and self-directed learning
  • Post-Secondary education an asset
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Ability to speak one of the Nishnawbe-Aski dialects is preferred
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License and asset
  • Must be able to provide an acceptable Criminal Record Check
  • Must provide proof of both Covid Vaccinations.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Navigate youth through the transition out of child welfare into adulthood.
  • Develop Youth Service Agreement and goal setting with the youth.
  • Develop a Youth Service Plan within first 30 days.
  • Review Youth Plan every six months and adjust accordingly.
  • Monitor youth’s progress to ensure goals are being met by communicating with the youth on a monthly basis.
  • Support the youth to develop financial budget as needed.
  • Collaborate with other Tikinagan (childcare) workers in supporting youth residing in room and board arrangements and independent living arrangements.
  • Commitment to providing services in ways that respect Youth’s cultural and spiritual practices.
  • Support the youth to connect to identify and access supports and resources including access health needs, assist with application of identification cards, housing supports, education resources, employment services and training, life skills training (e.g. financial management, household management), health and mental health services and legal services.
  • Support youth to develop and maintain relationship with family, extended family, community, and First Nation.
  • Ensure all data, forms, reports, and documentation are accurate and submitted within timeframes as identified in Policies, Procedures Manuals
  • Worker to notify Youth’s First Nation of involvement.
  • Worker to act as an Advocate to identify the supports and services from which they may benefit
  • Ability to work within the policies, standards, procedures and the vision, mission and core values of Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin with Tikinagan Child & Family Services
  • Other duties as required and assigned by the Supervisor


Work Conditions

  • Interaction with others under varying circumstances-including situations of a highly sensitive nature
  • Working in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Conducting of presentations
  • Must be willing and able to travel as required