Child & Youth Service Worker

📍 Across the entire service area

💲 70,795.26 – $94,791.48 (full salary range)

A Child & Youth Service Worker at Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services empowers the next generation, ensuring their rights are respected and championing positive change within families and communities.

What you will do

  • You will walk alongside children and youth to collaboratively develop plans to improve their overall well-being that promote stability.
  • You will work closely with First Nations Designate Persons/Band Representatives to uphold the rights of First Nations children and youth are honoured, respected and adhered to.
  • You will connect young people with the community resources and support services – both internal and external – they need and deserve.
  • You will attend Circles, court hearings and/or other meetings as applicable to advocate for the needs of the children and youth you are supporting.
  • You will document the good work you do with families in a transparent and concise manner.
  • You will complete Indigenous Authorization Training.

Who you are

You have an innate ability to connect with young people and stamina to work through difficult situations. You have a Bachelor of Social Work, are working towards one, or you feel you possess the necessary skills and lived experience for this role. You have experience working alongside young people in crisis. You are an excellent communicator who can translate complex ideas and concepts into easily understood language. You are a connector working with community partners to get young people the support services they need and deserve. You are knowledgeable about the child welfare system, including relevant provincial and federal legislation, and you are comfortable challenging the status quo for the betterment of Indigenous children, youth, families, communities and Nations.

Who we are

We are a welcoming team of diverse peoples who each play an integral role in our service model and delivery. We consider ourselves helpers. Regardless of the role we carry, from front-line to administrative support, we honour our agency’s name: Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag which means to look after and to always keep children at the centre of our thoughts.

Together we will be

A team of Indigenous and Indigenous Ally professionals who lead with our hearts and minds. Together, we will transform child welfare to improve outcomes for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth, families, communities and Nations.

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We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free environment for all of our candidates and employees. Should you, at any time, have an accessibility need or have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources by phone at (705) 295-7135 or by email

*Note: Starting Salary is $70,795.26 – $85,326.77 plus all of the benefits listed below, with a total earning potential of $94,791.48 based on performance reviews.

All the benefits for you and your family

3 weeks vacation to start and additional paid days including wellness time

Extended health, dental and vision coverage; life insurance plan; and short and long term disability coverage

Collaborative work environment offering strong connections to internal and external partners

Competitive salaries with annual merit increases; Quarterly Wholistic Reviews to encourage personal and professional development

OMERS pension plan; Confidential Employee and Family Assistance Program

Training and opportunities to deepen cultural knowledge and understanding including our unique curriculum, Indigenous Wholistic Practice

Apply Today!

Email your completed application, resume and any other relevant materials to by the deadline listed on our careers page.

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What current employees have to say about this role

Establishing a good rapport with young people is not an easy thing to do, our young people can see right through inauthenticity. That said, I have so much admiration for our Child & Youth Service Workers who embody our Seven Grandfather Teachings and truly walk alongside youth people who may be navigating some of the most challenges times of their lives. – Sally Rivers, Director of Child & Youth Well-Being