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Company Name Hiawatha First Nation (view profile)
Location Hiawatha, ON
Date Posted December 21, 2018
Category Non Profit/Community Services
Job Type Full-time
Benefits Yes
Criminal Record Check Required Yes
Driver's License Yes
Education College
Job Apply Please submit resume to:
Own Vehicle Yes
Rate of Pay $36,360-$40,400
Skills Experience 2 years
Start Date immediately


Position Title: Indigenous Outreach Worker

Location: Hiawatha, ON

Duration: Full-Time

Posting Closes/Deadline: January 7, 2019 @ noon

Tentative Interview Date:  January 14-19, 2019

Salary Range:  Pay Level 4 ($36,360-$40,400)


About Us:

Hiawatha is a vibrant First Nation community located on the beautiful north shore of Rice Lake. We are located approximately 20 minutes from Peterborough, ON and 45 minutes from Cobourg, ON.  There are approximately 638 registered citizens with approximately 235 residing in Hiawatha.  In the summer months our population increases significantly.  Hiawatha is an employer that prides itself on diversity and fairness, providing a progressive working environment that fosters culture, positivity and growth.


Position Summary:

The Indigenous Outreach Worker is responsible for planning and delivering education and awareness programs and activities that promote mental and emotional health to the citizenship of Hiawatha First Nation. The Indigenous Outreach Worker will support, advocate and provide referral services and resources to individuals, groups, and families with a focus on youth ages 12 – 18 years.  The incumbent will work closely with the L.I.F.E. Services Centre Staff and especially with the Child Wellness Protection Worker and the Family Wellbeing Coordinator to assess, develop, plan and deliver programming activities, including those that are culturally based, according to the mental and emotional health needs of the citizenship.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate supports, advocacy, resource and referral services related to mental and emotional health.
  • Participate in case management planning as a resource to the Family Wellbeing Coordinator and L.I.F.E Services Centre Program Staff.
  • Responsible for the creating and maintaining of solid linkages to First Nation and mainstream agencies that offer mental and emotional health services and supports and maintaining a database of the same.
  • Responsible for the developing and delivery of mental health education and awareness activities, that promote wellbeing through delivering one-on-one, groups or families
  • Proactively engage, assess and provide programming for youth (ages 12-18) to identify and assist with their needs and goals.
  • Responsible for initial liaison with individuals and creating and maintaining case files on clients, progress and completion in accordance with the Personal Health and Information Protection Act and Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Data Act
  • Develop and maintain a work plan, with detailed goals and objectives to successfully assist the citizens with mental and emotional health needs.
  • Attend and participate in case conferencing with colleagues and Family Wellbeing Coordinator as required.
  • Complete and update monthly written and statistical reporting as per funding requirements.
  • Promote the vision, mission and values of Hiawatha First Nation





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  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Social Services Worker, Child and Youth Care, Counselling or another relevant diploma and a minimum two years’ relevant experience; or
  • A combination of education, training or work experience which Hiawatha deems to be equivalent
  • Must provide a clear CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong and developed skill set to engage work with youth
  • Experience with computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, email and internet, etc.)
  • Experience with budget and financial management is preferred
  • Experience with researching, successful writing and reporting is preferred
  • Excellent liaison, networking and advocacy skills
  • Well developed interpersonal, public relations and relationship building skills
  • Good listening skills with ability to empathize and establish rapport with clients
  • Working knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures of First Nation Governments as it relates to the health and wellbeing services
  • Excellent communication (oral, electronic and written)
  • Excellent organizational, time management and file management skills

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Must be an empathetic and non-judgemental person
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality
  • Be honest, respectful and trustworthy
  • Be a team player
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be creative and flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Demonstrate keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work with people of diverse education, cultural and language backgrounds

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