Community Support Worker ID: 60672

Deadline Date: 2019/08/23

Location: Thunder Bay

The Urban Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program provides culturally appropriate wholistic prevention and intervention support to urban Aboriginal individuals and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The Community Wellness Worker is responsible for providing service coordination, diagnostic navigation, group support activities, educational workshops and FASD prevention awareness events, advocacy, service referrals and one to one life skills support.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 401 N Cumberland Street
Start Date:
 35 per week
 42,000.00 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Health, Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
 Please see job description for complete details at
- Preferred diploma or degree in Social Work and/or equivalent work experience
- Knowledge and experience in the following areas: FASD, addictions, child development, nutrition, and health.
- Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history and working with Indigenous persons; understanding of the northern cultural environment; knowledge of an Aboriginal language(s) will be considered an asset.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that children and youth are supervised and safe at all times.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and deliver educational workshops and inclusive programming relating to FASD awareness, nutrition and prevention to community groups.
- Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; exceptional verbal and listening communication skills; excellent interviewing and counselling skills.
- Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines.
- Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve and take initiative.
- Self- motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting.
- Effective crisis intervention skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends.
- Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's Licence and the use of a vehicle. Will require a valid Drivers Abstract upon hiring.
- A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of the employment offer.
 The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Hiring Committee
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
 401 N Cumberland Street
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7A 4P7
Web Address:

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