Job Postings




(2 Openings; Goulais, and Obadjiwon)




The Child and Family Assistant works with children 0 to 6 years of age, parents/caregivers, extended families and community to foster early child development.  The Child and Family Assistant will support the delivery programs, supports and services to ensure they are culturally appropriate, integrated, possess a supportive holistic structure and strengthen capacity through awareness, outreach and access to a full range of services.




  • Implement and help evaluate programs and services and ensure objectives are met 
  • Implement services and programs that encompass early learning, family supports, health promotion and culture
  • Collaborate with other department and programs to offer a circle of care
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism
  • Record, store and review documents and information appropriately 
  • Submit reports as directed
  • Present reports, workshops, seminars, presentations, and information to applicable parties
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and training as directed and appropriate
  • Supervise Child and Family Worker




  • Scheduled hours but expected to work as required to meet critical deadlines and deal with unexpected organizational or community issues;
  • Work involves one on one contact and group leadership and direction;




  • Diploma in Education, Social Work or Human Services plus one (1) year of direct service experience
  • Equivalent Education with three (3) years of direct service experience
  • Experience working with youth 


  • Experience working in an aboriginal organization or not-for-profit an asset




  • Compassionate, patient and understanding about youth and community needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Effective negotiation and mediation, conflict resolution, advisory, and consultation skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, empathy, trust, respect, and understanding by always acting with a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to effectively implement strategic objectives;
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills;
  • High level of competency in computer software including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation, and Batchewana First Nation’s requirements and guidelines




  • Security Clearance/Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sector upon hire
  • Employee may be required to travel to multiple locations in a prompt and timely manner.
  • Employee is required to work flexible hours


First Nation preference in hiring, please indicate in your cover letter.


Batchewana First Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.


Full job description available upon request.


Please forward your cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references in a sealed envelope, marked:



Attention: Child and Family Program Manger Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, ON

P6A 6Z1


Or email at



Late submissions and facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted interviews will be contacted.



                                                        Community Support Services Worker- Full-time


Reporting/Supervisory Relationships


Reports to:           Child Welfare Team Lead

Supervises:         Assistant Community Support Services Worker (resources permitting)


General Accountability            

The Community Support Services Worker is responsible for the delivery of primary and secondary prevention services that are aimed at reducing the requirement for direct, one-on-one intervention in the child and family services area; and for the planning and evaluation of these services. As one of a number of Human Services workers providing primary and secondary prevention services, the CSS worker is required to plan, deliver and evaluate services in consultation and cooperation with the other members of the team in order to develop a consensus on needs and priorities, coordinate services, avoid duplication/overlap and maximize the effective expenditure of available resources. The CSS worker is also responsible for the supervision of an assistant (resources permitting), and for assisting the Team Lead in meeting Departmental responsibilities for overall program planning and reporting, maintenance of effective relationships with other community-based and external agencies/programs and with funders.   


Requirements of Position


Basic/Mandatory Requirements

The successful applicant:

•       Will have a university degree or a community college diploma in a health and/or social services field, and at least 2 years direct service experience, preferably with families and groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience;

•       Will be a member of Batchewana First Nation in preference to other applicants;

•       Will have a valid class “G” driver’s license and a vehicle;


Knowledge Requirements

The successful applicant:

•       Will be thoroughly familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation, regulations and guidelines (e.g. CFSA) that are relevant to the funding and delivery of community support services in the child and family services area;

•       Will be knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation;

•       Will be knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.   


Ability Requirements

The successful applicant(s) will demonstrate ability to:

•       Relate effectively to program management and colleagues as a diplomatic and flexible team player;

•       Work effectively with the management and staff of other programs/agencies both native and non-native;

•       Relate effectively to community members generally and to families and individuals seeking assistance;

•       Effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate community programming, group work and interventions with families and individuals;

•       Communicate effectively in writing and verbally;

•       Work flexible hours.


Please address your application identifying your qualifications and 3 references, marked CONFIDENTIAL:


Attn: Community Support Services Worker Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1


Deadline for application: March 15, 2019@ 12:00pm NOON (Full Job Description Available at Reception).



One (1) Crisis Worker Positions – RELIEF



  1.  Receive and admit clients according to designated intake procedures. 
  2. Maintain an effective communication tool and record of client activities to ensure effective service delivery by documenting information/observations which may affect client’s goals and/or health and safety. 
  3. Communicate effectively with clients including active listening and problem-solving around barriers and/or recommend to the appropriate community resources to address clients’ needs.
  4. Assist women in identifying their needs, exploring options and resources; educating women on the issue of abuse and providing support to make decisions and formulate plans.
  5. Provide in-house orientation with new residents and oversee communal living requirements as well as facilitate meetings to assist residents with conflict resolution and clarification of house guidelines. 
  6. Assesses and assists with clients’ primary and personal needs (medical attention, hygiene, food, clothing, etc.). 
  7. Offer clients emotional support and empathy while maintaining professional boundaries.


  1. Performs security checks.
  2.  Clean all areas as assigned on a regular basis as well as upon client discharge.
  3. Assist with inventory control.
  4. Report any necessary maintenance.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1.  Report all health and safety concerns as required.
  2. Take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.
  3. Work in a healthy and safe manner.  Provide First-Aid when needed.
  4. Practice self-care. 


  1.  Available to work scheduled 12.25 hour shifts which include day shifts from 7:45am to 8pm and night shifts 7:45pm to 8am throughout the week.  MUST BE WILLING TO PROVIDE COVERAGE ON SHORT NOTICE.
  2. Must be willing to undertake regular training and attend staff meetings.
  1. Post Secondary Education in Social Work or related field and at least 2 years direct service experience, preferably with families and groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience; as well as extensive knowledge of violence against women issues and working with abused women and children. 
  2. Ability to handle a crisis, work as part of a team, carry out independent decision making and handle several tasks simultaneously.
  3. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, community agencies and the public.
  4. Knowledge of various community service providers to effectively service clients.
  5. Willingness to learn and acquire new skills to maintain competency on the job, including skills related to office tasks, client care and professional development.
  6. Proficient verbal and written communication skills.  Proficient advocacy skills an asset.
  7. Possesses consistency and the ability to follow guidelines for documentation, such as those related to daily shift end reports, client notes and files.
  8. Previous experience with life skills such as cooking and cleaning is desirable.
  9. Knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation.
  10. Knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.
  11. Familiar with common feminine health issues and is sensitive to cultural and ethnic teachings related to gender.  Awareness of men’s issues and their role in the family.
  12. Previous experience or willingness to learn to implement and deliver programming related to clients’ needs on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting.
  13. Understanding of what confidentiality is as it pertains to a small community.
  14. Required to possess and maintain a moderate level of physical fitness.
  15. Valid Class G driver’s license.
  16. Must be able to provide a favourable CPIC with vulnerable sector upon hire.
  17. Batchewana First Nation member, however ALL APPLICATIONS will be considered.

NOTE:  The successful applicant will be required to job shadow for a two week orientation period, at which time they will be provided with additional information and training regarding more detailed job duties with respect to client care, health and safety and employee standards. Contact the band office for a complete job description.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in a sealed envelope, marked:


Attention: Crisis Worker Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, P6A 6Z1



Facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted. 




Special Education Case Manager- Full- time                                     


Education Director


The Batchewana Special Case Manger’s position is to create a caring and productive, learning support in order to address the special education needs of Batchewana parents and student(s) in the classroom and the school/home environment.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Batchewana Special Education Case Manger’s position will work under the general supervision of the Batchewana Education Director in consultation with the designated school principal(s) to perform the duties as outlined below.

  • To provide special education information and training opportunities to the Batchewana communities and students/parents/guardians.
  • To act as a liaison between parents/guardians and school principal(s), teachers and the Batchewana Special Education Support Workers to keep them informed and updated on their child’s progress.
  • To develop and implement a cohesive special education transition strategy and protocol for Early Learning, elementary and secondary students.
  • To serve as a resource person for any in-service required as related to Batchewana traditional learning ways, teachings, best practices, support services and resources available.
  • To provide general supervision of the Batchewana Special Education Support Workers workload and schedule and training plan.
  • Documenting and maintaining all files on Batchewana student’s identification, assessments and to make necessary referrals as required.
  • Work in collaboration with Batchewana Data person in collecting and maintaining special education statistics.
  • Will acquire and/or lobby for any special education equipment as required
  • Completing all administrative and funding reports required for special education funding purposes.
  • Keeping updated on legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures changes to inform all parties involved.
    The Batchewana Special Education Case Manager position shall possess a secondary school diploma along with a post-secondary degree and/or diploma in the field of social services and counselling with a minimum of two years’ experience working with First Nation youth.
    The applicant shall be knowledgeable and possess skills in the following areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Batchewana First Nation Community.
  • Basic understanding of Aboriginal learning ways and traditional culture teachings.  The ability to speak or understand the Ojibwa Language would be an asset.
  • Knowledgeable of provincial school board policies as it applies in a school environment.
  • Knowledgeable of school boards special education policies, learning supports and resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and car insurance
  • Be able to work flexible hours, meet deadlines and/or emergency call outs.
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft
    Applications accepted until March 22, 2019 by 12:00pm (Noon)
    Please forward resume, CPIC and 3 working references in a sealed envelope attention:
    Batchewana Special Education Case Manager Hiring Committee
    Batchewana First Nation Administration Office
    236 Frontenac Street,
    Batchewana First Nation, On P6A 6Z1
    OR                                             ( Full job description available at the front desk)