Family Service Worker (2020-FS-021) ID: 65554

Deadline Date: 2021/02/28

Location:  Thunder Bay

The Family Service Worker oversees services and supports to families – families whose children have been taken into care and families whose children are in their care and are receiving services from Tikinagan.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 905 Victoria Avenue East
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  •  Develop a trusting relationship with families on your caseload through regular visits and contact.
  • Assess their needs and develop and maintain a service plan for each family, working with the children, parents, extended family, local service providers, Chief and Council and others as appropriate.
  • Assist the family to connect with community supports and services.
  • When necessary assess and monitor risk level to help determine when children can return home.
  • Keep the Supervisor informed of key issues and serious occurrences.
  • Complete case notes on all case activities, and maintain up to date documentation for children care files.
  • This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment). We invite applicants to Self-Identify if Indigenous, Metis or Inuit.
  • Interest in working with children and youth. Experience with raising a family, working with children, or being a part of community life in small remote communities.
  • Interest in learning new skills. On the job training will be provided. Education/experience in social services or child welfare is an asset, but not required
  • Knowledge of and lived experience with the Aboriginal culture, including land-based activities, spiritual understanding, importance of Elders, etc
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills and personal time management
  • Ability to speak Ojicree or Ojibway is a very strong asset, but not required
  • Must be willing to take the Child Welfare Professional Training program OR must be an authorized child protection worker.
  • Professional integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
  • Computer experience is an asset, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

TO APPLY: Send your job application/resume to the Hiring Committee and include the Competition Number or the name of the position you are applying for:

  • BY MAIL: P.O. Box 627, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1 OR
  • BY FAX: (807) 737-4550 OR
  • DROP OFF YOUR APPLICATION AT ANY OF OUR OFFICES (ask the receptionist to fax your application to Human Resources)

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Chris Zweep
Position Title:
 HR Generalist
Company Name:
 Tikinagan Child & Family Services
 65 King Street
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P8T 1B8
Web Address: