Family Well-Being Worker ID: 66620

Deadline Date: 2021/06/25

Location:  Michipicoten

The Family Well-Being Worker Program is a prevention focused, community-led program designed to address the root causes of violence, trauma and over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems. The program supports families and individuals of all ages and identities through the provision of a safe meeting space and delivery of culturally based programming.


Posting Date:
 107 Hiawatha Rd,
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Reporting to the Manager, Health & Social Services, the Family Well-Being Worker is competent/knowledgeable in Anishinaabe culture and plays a key role in planning, developing, and implementing health/wellness, cultural, and land-based programming and events for individuals and families on and off reserve, based on community need. This position requires an adjusted work schedule; incumbent will be required to work evenings and weekends in order to provide services when families and youth are available.

Provides culturally based programming for Indigenous families
• Maintains a physically, emotionally, and culturally safe space for individuals and families to meet and participate in programs
• Designs a schedule of culturally-based, preventative, and holistic programs and supports
• Creates and distributes flyers and advertisements to promote programs
• Facilitates programs and/or coordinates program delivery by external service providers
Examples of programs include:
- Family/community sharing circles and wellness planning
- Family based cultural workshops and life skills supports
- Programs to promote the health, wellbeing and integration of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, two-spirited and other sexual orientations within the context of the greater community
- Peer support groups for wellness, recovery, parenting etc.
- Pre-natal and parenting workshops and supports for young adults, adults, elders, men, women, and those who identify with a non-binary gender
- Land-based youth and family programs
- Soup and social program—prepare lunch for elders and families
- Drum circles, Crafts/sewing

Identifies client needs and provides referrals to connect clients to existing services and programs in their communities
• Encourages clients to share challenges/concerns in a safe and confidential environment
• Remains knowledgeable of local support programs and services
• Refers clients to appropriate service providers

General Administration
• Checks and responds to voice mail and emails daily
• Submits weekly work plans and time sheets
• Attends weekly Health & Social Services Team meetings
• Complete monthly and quarterly statistical reports


• Post-secondary diploma in Social Work, Native Child & Family Studies, or other Human Services (preferred)
• Minimum one-year experience coordinating and/or delivering support programs
• Minimum one-year experience coordinating and/or delivering cultural programming (preferred)
• A combination of education and experience will be considered
• Direct Experience working with Indigenous families
• Knowledge of and respect for Anishinaabe values, teachings, culture, and traditions is of critical importance
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends
• Ability to attend training and meetings as needed
• High level of integrity and work ethic
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable personal vehicle
• Satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen (if offered position)


Michipicoten First Nation offers a comprehensive employee benefit package and competitive wage based upon experience and qualifications.

Michipicoten First Nation may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate accepts to follow a training plan determined by Michipicoten First Nation as a condition of employment.

 Michipicoten First Nation is dedicated to promoting equity and diversity and serving the interests of their citizens. The successful candidate will be primarily engaged in serving the interests of Michipicoten citizens and Michipicoten will give preference to citizens and Indigenous candidates who possess the necessary qualifications.

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Interested persons may submit their cover letter & resume as one document by email to Lisa Belanger .  This posting is active until the position is filled.  Please include the job title in the email subject line. 

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Lisa Belanger
Position Title:
 Interim HR Manager
Company Name:
 Michipicoten First Nation
 107 Hiawatha Rd,
Postal Code:
 P0S 1K0
Web Address: