Akwe:go Services Worker

Deadline Date: August 23, 2019

The Akwe:go Worker is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery and administration of the Akwe:go Program by providing urban Indigenous children between the ages of 7-12 and their families the support, tools and healthy activities that build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices. This program has been designed based on a fundamental principle: to improve the quality of life of urban Indigenous children through the delivery of culturally appropriate programming (participant based) and client based services that are at-risk in the areas of justice, social services and educational systems.

Posting Date:
August 9/19
Thunder Bay
401 N Cumberland Street
Start Date:
35 per week
50,000.00 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
    Duties:Please see job description for complete details at www.tbifc.ca/get-involvedQualifications:
  • Preferred Social Work Diploma or Degree and/or equivalent experience 
  • Ability to plan and deliver preventative programming and services for children and their families.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and experience working with Indigenous persons; understanding of the northern cultural environment; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Excellent public relations skills and thorough knowledge of available community resources 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications.
  • Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills. 
  • Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve.
  • Effective crisis intervention skills. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, possibly evenings and/or weekends.
  • Current First Aid / CPR Certificate.
  • A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Will require a valid Drivers Abstract upon hiring.
    Misc.: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:August 23, 2019How 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
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