Website Northwestern Ontario Metis Child & Family Services

Northwestern Ontario Metis Child & Family Services
Supporting Metis Children, Families and Communities
Employment Opportunity

Location: Atikokan, ON
Status: Part-Time, Contract position to March 31, 2023, with the possibility of an extension
Closing Date: November 28th, 2022

Northwestern Ontario Metis Child and Family Services is a non-profit agency providing culturally safe support services for children, youth, families and elders using a Wholistic Service Delivery Model (WSDM).

The Prevention Worker is a part-time contract position. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Prevention Worker will provide prevention and early intervention services, using least intrusive measures to enhance child, youth and family well-being and to help keep families together.

The Prevention Worker is responsible for supporting children and families from an early help and intervention lens. The Prevention Worker will collaborate with services that are individualized, strength-based, child-centered, family focused, community based and culturally supportive. The Prevention Worker will provide, plan, and deliver early help services to families, children, and youth that is responsive to their needs and helps achieve family outcomes that will minimize the potential for child welfare intervention/investigation. The Prevention Worker will also plan and organize social and recreational activities, plan educational and wellness programs for children, families, and Elders based on the cultural needs of Metis people. The Prevention Worker will also provide clients with land-based social, recreational, and educational programming and will create awareness through a culturally supportive and wholistic approach.


  • Social Service Woker diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum two years direct experience working with children and families in child well-being/child welfare sector
  • A combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered
  • Experience working with Indigenous agencies and Indigenous programs


  • Knowledge of NWOMCFS vision and mission, structure, and programs
  • Ability to be a firm and articulate advocate for Metis people
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive reports regarding service delivery and procedures
  • Commitment to helping Metis people across the lifespan by providing services in ways that respect Metis cultural and spiritual practices
  • Strong leadership skills including modeling, coaching, and mentoring
  • Invested to community partnership development and ability to negotiate and manage partnerships with external organizations
  • Knowledge of computer equipment with related software such as Windows, Word, Outlook and related database applications
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff on a wide variety of topics
  • Demonstrated initiative, time management, and excelletn organizational skills
  • Excelletn interpersonal skills and experience working effectively as a team member
  • Professional integrity and abilty to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to speak Michif is an asset
  • Must provide a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Must possess a Class G Ontario Driver’s License, have access to a vehicle, willing to travel and provide a three-year uncertified Driver’s Abstract

Compensation: To commensurate with experience and qualifications

Working Conditions:
This is a part-time contract position working standard office hours (up to 20 hours per week). This position functions in a normal office environment with extended periods of sitting using typical office equipment. There are no unusual physical demands. The noise level can be moderate to high. The position may be exposed to high levels of tension and there may be some challenging contacts or situations. Given the traditional practices of Indigenous people, from time-to-time exposure to smoke from the burning of sacred medicines; tobacco, sweet grass, safe, or cedar, may also occur.

Application Process:
Please submit the Application for Employment available on our website and include a detailed cover letter and resume before 4:30pm on the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete applications can also be email to

For additional information please contact NWOMCFS Human Resources at

Please note that as an Indigenous Well-Being Agency, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Metis, First Nations, and Inuit ancestry. Please self-identify when applying.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NWOMCFS is committed to providing a barrier free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights code. Accommodations are available upon request.

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