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Employment Status:             Contract One (1) Year Position


The Successful applicant:

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Teaching Certificate and be eligible to teach in Ontario
  • Must have intermediate or Senior Qualifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be in good standings with Ontario college of Teachers
  • Must have a University Degree
  • Additional qualifications in Co-op Education
  • Clear CPIC


The Following experience would be an asset;

  • Co-op
  • Special Education
  • Special education literacy and numeracy
  • IT
  • Native Education
  • Ojibway as a second language


Ability Requirements

  • Patient, Dependable, Flexible, Ability to work under pressure, Sensitive, Sense of Humor, Compassionate, Cooperative, Acceptance of others, Responsible, Ethical, Respectful, Enthusiastic, Good mental and physical health, Energetic, Honest, Courteous, Persistent, Confident, Punctual


Please forward your cover letter, resume, CPIC and at least (3) references in a sealed envelope marked;                          

Teacher Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, Ontario P6A 6Z1




Deadline for application: August 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Only those granted an interview will be contacted. Aboriginal preference in hiring. For a complete job description please contact the Administration Office at (705) 759-0914.




Special Education Support Worker (5 positions)


Employment Status: One (1) Year Contract




The Batchewana Special Education Support Worker will assist Batchewana First Nation students with special education needs reach their maximum potential within the school setting. The Special Education Support Worker will use cultural teachings and a variety of programming techniques to support the strengths and needs of our students receiving special education program and services. The goal is to create a caring, productive and collaborative environment that enhances the learning experiences of students with special educational needs and allow them to work towards their true potential. The Special Education Support Worker functions within legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures as well as the mission, beliefs and vision of the Batchewana First Nation, and contributes to the accomplishment of the strategic priorities.



The Special Education Support Worker will work under the supervision of the Education Director & Special Education Case Manager, the school principal and the classroom teacher to perform the duties as outlined below.

  • Assist Batchewana student(s) with special educational needs within the classroom and school.
  • Assist in preparation of learning materials to address the needs of the student(s).
  • Act as a resource person by utilizing cultural teachings and traditional learning techniques to support strengths and needs of the student(s).
  • Attend workshops, seminars, education programs and/or meetings as requested.
  • Maintain a daily log on any communication, activities and observations on student progress.
  • Research and establish a personal knowledge base on learning disabilities, learning strategies and best practice.
  • Fully participate and contribute as a positive member of the Batchewana First Nation Education team



The Special Education Support Worker shall possess:

  • A secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • A postsecondary diploma or degree in the following areas would be an asset- Early Childhood Education, a Teacher Assistant diploma, Native Classroom Assistant certificate or relevant social science degree
  • Previous experience working with First Nation youth
  • Knowledge and understanding of Batchewana First Nation community
  • Through knowledge of the range of relevant community-based and external programs and services available to community members
  • Understanding of Ojibwe holistic learning approach and traditional teachings
  • Ability to speak or understand the Ojibwe language would be an asset
  • Familiar with school policies as it applies in the classroom and school environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
  • Ability to use good judgement in assessing difficult situations
  • Ability to be consistent and display a positive/helpful attitude
  • Flexibility to keep pace with an ever-changing environment
  • Excellent facilitation, coordination, assessment and planning skills
  • Ability to accept changes in work practices and technology
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must undergo a criminal record check prior to employment
  • Possess a valid driver license and car insurance certificate



Please submit resume with cover letter, criminal reference check and 3 working references no later than:  August 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm


Special Education Support Worker Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, ON

P6A 6Z1




Plant Superintendent          

Department: Education

Reports to:  Education Director

Position Summary:  The candidate will assume the overall maintenance and daily janitorial duties for the School and Grounds at 15 Jean Avenue, Batchewana Learning Center

Job Duties:

  • Be responsible for the care and maintenance of the School and grounds
  • Be knowledgeable with the care and maintenance of the facilitates operating units (eg. Heating and ventilation units, plumbing, electrical, gas, sound and security systems.
  • Be knowledgeable and responsible for the use and care of equipment needed for the maintenance of the facility and grounds including industrial cleaning equipment and supplies, vacuum cleaner, polisher, outdoor equipment for maintenance of grounds
  • Be able to establish and maintain complete inventory control of facility, supplies and equipment
  • Be responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of the interior and exterior of the school and surrounding grounds
  • Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways and floors
  • Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
  • Empty trash cans and other waste containers
  • Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
  • Clear snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
  • Cut grass and tend grounds
  • Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems
  • Perform other routine maintenance jobs and repairs such as painting
  • Perform other tasks as required


Candidate must be willing to work various hours outside the normal working day.  Candidate must be in good physical health and able to lift and carry a minimum of 60 lbs.  Candidate must be able to work as a team member in a friendly and courteous manner with staff, students and visitors.  Candidate must be able to generate reports and work schedules as required.


Applications accepted until August 23, 2019 by 12:00pm

Please forward your cover letter, resume, CPIC and at least three (3) references in a sealed envelope to:


Education Plant Superintendent Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation Administration Office

236 Frontenac Street,

Batchewana First Nation, On P6A 6Z1




Teacher’s Assistant

Department                       Batchewana Learning Centre

Status                                   Contract One (1) Year Position



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To work under the direction of the Batchewana Learning Centre staff and Education Director to meet the needs of the Batchewana Learning Centre students.
  • To determine, recommend and assist in the program development and in the program policies as they relate to students in these specific programs.
  • Will work within an established framework to provide support services that maximize student learning experiences
  • To assist the Batchewana Learning Centre staff in preparation of course outlines and delivery of all programs offered:
  • Prepare learning materials for students
  • Assist students with lessons
  • To mark student work using marking schemes
  • Maintain confidential student files
  • Prepare letters / correspondence
  • Monitor attendance
  • Call / track students


Qualifications and Skills

  • Must possess the capabilities and distinctive qualities and patience to deal effectively with students
  • Must possess a diploma from a program in the Social Sciences Field and/or relevant experience
  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Records Check
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership, organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary to be a productive team member
  • Candidates must demonstrate technological competency in Microsoft Office Software
  • Knowledge and awareness of the Batchewana First Nation Education Programs
  • Should be familiar with Education policies, regulations and procedure including Private School Legislation, MET Curriculum Guidelines, OSR Regulations and First Nation Program Policies
  • Must enjoy working with people and demonstrate confidence in dealing with the public
  • Must be bondable
  • Native Counselor or Teacher’s Aid Diplomas will be considered an asset
  • Please forward your cover letter, resume, CPIC and at least (3) references in a sealed envelope marked;                                

Teacher Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, Ontario P6A 6Z1




Deadline for application: August 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Only those granted an interview will be contacted. Aboriginal preference in hiring. For a complete job description please contact the Administration Office at (705) 759-0914.





Position:              Child and Youth Program Worker(s)

                              (3 part-time positions available – evenings/weekends)


Reporting/Supervisory Relationships


Reports to:           Child and Youth Program Coordinator


“Applying for Part-time Employment”


Batchewana First Nation Members are hereby encouraged to apply for the above part-time position as Child and Youth Program Worker.


General Accountability

The Child and Youth Worker, in conjunction with and in cooperation with the Child and Youth Program Coordinator, is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of Child and Youth prevention services in the Health and Social Services area; and for the planning and evaluation of these services. As one of a number of Human Services workers providing secondary prevention services, the Child and Youth Program Worker, in conjunction with and in cooperation with the Child and Youth Program Coordinator, is required to plan, deliver and evaluate services in consultation and cooperation with other members of the team for the Batchewana First Nation Youth Centre – youth projects to ensure affective expenditure of available resources.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Detailed Job Description available at Receptionist- Batchewana First Nation Administration Office)


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, OR equivalent combinations of education and experience;

  • 2 years direct service/program experience, preferably with Aboriginal families or youth;
  • 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;
  • Will possess strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours & able to work weekend hours;
  • Must be able to begin work promptly at 4:00pm/weekdays and 3:00pm/weekends;
  • Must provide a CPIC (Criminal records Check)
    Forward resume and cover letter in sealed envelope marked “Confidential”:
    Child and Youth Program Worker
    236 Frontenac Street
    Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
    Deadline for applications: Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Economic Development Officer

Reporting to the Director of Lands and Economic Development, in the role of Economic Development Officer you will perform networking and technical functions in identifying and promoting economic development opportunities for BFN communities and members within BFN's geographical and territorial areas. 

More specifically your responsibilities within this role will include:

  • Developing an economic development strategic plan that identifies the physical development growth and changes of BFN communities and is based on a broad community consultation process and input from other BFN programs and colleagues. 
  • Networking with other native and non-native agencies identifying human resource requirements that address community needs.
  • Developing and using standardized log forms, client datasheets, and release of information forms. 
  • Monitoring and regularly evaluating community development projects, initiatives, and members services through the Economic Development Program.
  • Providing advice, recommendations, and preparing reports on all economic development activities.
  • Ensuring that all activities are in compliance with First Nation, federal, provincial policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Researching and analyzing different industries and markets for business development, expansion, modernization, and for client and community-based ventures.
  • Arranging various workshops for community members and First Nation entrepreneurs with respect to private and public business ventures. 
  • Preparing and submitting proposals to various funding agencies/financial institutions in order to access financial resources to support business development, capacity building projects, and other program initiatives of the First Nation.
  • Investigating and assisting with capital projects/economic initiatives while networking with native and non-native organizations in order to create training and employment opportunities for membership.
  • Developing human resources and realistic training plans/proposals for internal and external funding partners that will support specialized training projects with the goal of establishing skilled labour forces within the BFN communities. 
  • Developing proposals and establishing native and non-native partnerships for economic development activities on and off-reserve. 
  • Participating in relevant training, workshops, and courses as required to maintain a high level of job performance. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a degree in business or economics along with 3 years of related work experience. Candidates with a diploma in a related field along with 5 years of related work experience will also be considered. A drivers license and access to a vehicle are also required for this role.   

While being a member of one of the Batchewana First Nation communities is not required in order to apply, it is a significant advantage. Experience working with a First Nation community, an Aboriginal organization, or the not for profit sector is also an asset.  

Our ideal candidate will have a professional and approachable demeanour. Candidates with strong analytical skills and high attention to detail will excel in this role as will individuals that are proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook. 

If you are a collaborative team player who is looking to advance your career with a respected First Nations organization, please read on to see what we can offer you. 

About the Benefits

As Economic Development Officer, you will be rewarded with remuneration based on qualifications and experience. 

You'll also be entitled to excellent employee benefits, including:

  • Health and Dental benefits.
  • Long term disability.
  • Life insurance.
  • Sick pay of up to 15 days a year which can be converted to vacation time. 
  • Vacation negotiable for the right candidate, PLUS 2 additional weeks off over Christmas break. 
  • RSP Matching

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for a rewarding role, and who wants to finish each working day knowing you have made a difference to the lives of your colleagues, organization, and community.

If you're looking for a new challenge and a leadership role that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction - Apply Now!



One (1) Relief Crisis Worker



  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.