Deadline Date: 2021/10/20

Location:  Fort William First Nation

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 Fort William First Nation
 103-100 Anemki Drive
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Position Summary

The Transition Program Support Worker is responsible for assisting transition home tenants in living a life free of violence by providing daily in-depth life skills and traditional programming and playing a key role in supporting Indigenous women transitioning to independence These services and programs are offered within the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.

Key Responsibilities/Duties
To work from a wholistic perspective, utilizing the teachings of the medicine wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.
To utilize Elders and Knowledge Keepers for teachings, healing and guidance.
To take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of Beendigen’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
To provide safe, non-judgmental and empowering support to women who are of violence.

To provide a welcoming environment and resident orientation with new tenants.

To determine individual client needs and support them in achieving their goals by providing resources and information to Beendigen and community programming and workshops.
To facilitate cultural programming, traditional crafting, Elder support, and sharing circles.
To facilitate life skills workshops covering a range of topics pertinent to independence, healthy living, and goal achievement including but not limited to: self-care, home management, shopping, meal planning, food preparation, budgeting, safety planning, physical health support, self-advocacy, problem solving, social/interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution
To facilitate group activities and outings for tenants to explore life skills or personal development.
To provide one-on-one life skills education and support for residents as required.
To collaborate with community partners to ensure programming and activities offer knowledgeable and relevant content.
To provide reports, written program information and documentation as required by the agency and Program Manager.
To maintain assessment reports, case documentation, record keeping and summary notes in accordance with Best Practices.
To notify the Program Manager of any unusual cases, irregularities, accidents or illnesses.
To maintain all standards of health and safety for the protection of tenants.
To constructively participate in staff, team and committee meetings, seminars and training sessions as required.
To be prepared to work in conjunction with the philosophy and mandate of the Organization.
To preserve confidentiality of all residents, clients, tenants, staff, students, volunteers and agency information.
To represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Any other duties as requested by the Program Manager; commensurate with role.

The above statements are the general functions of the position, and should not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may pertain to the job.


Key Selection Criteria
Social Services Diploma or comparable diploma with relevant experience.
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
Knowledge of Indigenous culture, tradition, language and Indigenous community.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering programming.
Demonstrated commitment to the Violence Against Women sector.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in delivering life skills education, group facilitation and advocacy.
Extensive knowledge and experience in individual and group work and family violence issues.
Ability to view situations free from personal values, interests, beliefs, or judgment.
To identify and manage house dynamics and promote a positive peer environment.
Ability to handle difficult situations and distance oneself from client’s problems or emotions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge about sensitivity to cultural differences and various economic backgrounds.
Ability to act quickly and appropriately in situations of conflict in a direct, non-confrontational way.
Strong interpersonal skills.

Experience working in an Indigenous organization.
Ability to speak Ojibway, Oji-Cree, or Cree.


Working Conditions
The Transition Program Support Worker usually works in a residential setting but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.
The Transition Program Support Worker works a flexible work week, with 4 days on, 4 days off work rotation, and additionally may work overtime hours to accommodate activities such as providing extracurricular activities in the house, conferences, workshops and public events.

Additional Information
The Transition Program Support Worker is based at the May Street site; however, all employees may be required to work across other sites from time to time.
Ontario Health and Safety (OH&S) All employees are required to carry out their duties in a manner that does not adversely affect their own health and safety and that of others by reporting all potential hazards; and all incidents and injuries; as well as co-operating with any measures introduced in the workplace to improve OH&S.
Employment is subject to:
• Must have a valid Class “G” Driver’s license, use of an automobile with appropriate insurance coverage.
• Must undergo a successful Police Records Check
• First Aid and CPR Certification
• Must sign an Oath of Confidentiality.

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How to Apply

Interested internal applicants must apply no later than August 18th, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Interested external applicants are invited to submit application via Beendigen’s website at or to submit an updated resume and cover letter with competition number TPS-08-21 in the subject line to by 4:00pm, August 20th , 2021.

Beendigen Anishinabe Women's Crisis Home and Family Healing Agency welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Only those contacted will be interviewed.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Yvette Hoard
Position Title:
 Human Resources Intern
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 103-100 Anemki Drive
 Fort William First Nation
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