Children & Youth Services Program Worker

  • CompanyAamjiwnaang First Nation
  • Job TypePermanent Employment
  • Education / CredentialsEducation and/or work/lived experience in relevant field is required.
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline11/22/2023

Job Description

Position Title: Children & Youth Services Program Worker

Location: Sarnia, ON

Duration: Permanent

Posting Closes/Deadline: November 22, 2023

Tentative Interview Date(s): November 27th/28th, 2023

Scope of the Position:

The Children/Youth Services Program Worker will provide recreation and culture activities for children, youth, and families, with the goal of improving the quality of life. Using traditional cultural teachings and values as the guiding principle, the individual will provide a variety of program techniques including early intervention and prevention, arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and movement, drama, music, and community outings.


Client Services and Representation:

  • Develop and implement programming and activities focusing on aspects of healthy living, life sills and self-reliance, self-esteem, self-awareness, and enhancement of cultural identity.
  • Develop and implement community inclusive events and activities for youth and their families (e.g. holiday celebrations, culture celebrations, family outings).
  • Demonstrate and exemplify personal leadership qualities that embody self-responsibility, community building, and positive life choices.
  • Ensure that recreational, prevention, and social programs and events incorporate and/or are reflective of AFN’s culture and traditions.
  • Ensure positive and effective communication with parents/legal guardians.
  • Build strong interpersonal relationships with children and youth one-on-one and in group settings.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of program documentation and client files.

Health, Safety & Compliance:

  • Maintain awareness of and adherence to relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Adhere to policies of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, along with relevant health care, employment, and other legislative requirements.

Finance & Administration:

  • Ensure the effective utilization of program funding and resources
  • Identify new opportunities for revenue and cost saving strategies while ensuring appropriate program standards continue to be met
  • Maintain client records
  • Attend appropriate workshops, seminars and training sessions as required to remain current on topics of concern to your role and scope of responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history
  • Ability to work independently and as a prat of a team
  • Knowledge of health and social services available for children, youth and families
  • good organization skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions well
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of clients

Education, Certification Requirements & Relevant Experience:

  • Education and/or work/lived experience in a relevant field is required (e.g., Social Services Worker, Child and Youth Worker)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends
  • A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Personal Attributes

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of this position
  • Demonstrate integrity and credibility and the ability to represent AFN with professional competence
  • Interest in First Nation wellbeing, and community
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, assertiveness, diplomacy and an awareness of diversity with sensitivity to areas such as: age, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class.

Other Considerations:

In accordance with Section 16 Special Programs of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to Aamjiwnaang Band Members with relevant education/experience (R.S.C 1985, c. H-6, s16 (1-3).

Preference may be given to First Nation candidates with relevant on reserve employment and/or those with knowledge and understanding of Aamjiwnaang and history and community.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Application Process:

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly forward your resume and cover letter via mail, email, or fax to:

Aamjiwnaang First Nation

978 Tashmoo Avenue

Sarnia, ON

N7T 7H5

Attention: Ashley Fisher, Human Resources Officer



519-336-0382 fax

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