• Contract
  • Full Time
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Applications have closed

Website Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg

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Title: Indigenous Outreach Worker
Reports to: Early Years Coordinator and Early Manager
Term: 1 Year Contract. April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week, weekend and evening hours required.
Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg provides holistic programs and service for Indigenous children, youth, families and community that are rooted in culture and language. Our vision is to provide high quality programming that fosters identity formation and creates a sense of belonging.

Position Overview: The Indigenous Outreach Worker is responsible for engaging and supporting children and families, primarily on the Hamilton mountain, in early learning,  cultural activities and service supports through a case management model.

Specific Job Competencies

  • Planning and facilitating parent education sessions.
  • Creating and developing a workplan and outreach calendar.
  • Liaison with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Service Providers as well as Early Years Service Providers.
  • Case management for a limited caseload to assist individuals attain short-term goals/needs.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and language is recommended.
  • Theoretical and traditional knowledge of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit issues and realities in an urban Indigenous setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Early Years Best Practices, How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, and Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
  • Experience working with a diverse community of children, staff, families, and community service organizations.
  • Effective oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience effectively applying problem solving skills and mediation/alternative dispute resolution strategies.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, Ability to maintain and promote confidentiality
  • Will be required to work various shifts, evening and weekend hours year round
  • Follows all policies and procedures of Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg and any relevant and related legislation.
  • Willingness to participate in: Staff Meetings, Professional Learning opportunities, etc.

Qualifications: 

  • Post-secondary education with a minimum of 3 years experience delivering culturally relevant service.
  • Case management experience is an asset
  • Current Clear Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Knowledge of Early Years Best Practices
  • Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License and clear driver’s abstract
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull heavy items over 50 lbs.
  • Doctor Certified Health Assessment and up to date in immunization, TB Test

To apply please send your Cover Letter and Resume to:

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg
785 Britannia Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6
office@niwasa.ca

We thank all who apply, however only qualified selected candidates will be contacted.