Family Service Worker

πŸ“ Across the entire service area

πŸ’² 67,695 – 81,589 (starting salary range)

In addition to being a child protection helper, a Family Service Worker at Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services is a family’s champion, advocate and support person.

What you will do

  • You will visit with families, meet with children and youth, listen to their concerns, and help them alongside their support persons develop plans to improve their situations.
  • You will work closely with First Nations Designate Persons/Band Representatives to ensure the rights of First Nations children and youth are honoured, respected and adhered to.
  • You will connect families 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 to advocate for the needs of the families 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 are a compassionate person who genuinely wants to see families thrive. 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 families in crisis. You are an excellent communicator who values openness, honesty and transparency. You are a problem solver who works collaboratively with others to develop effective solutions for families. 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 MΓ©tis children, youth, families, communities and Nations.

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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

I am inspired by our front-line service workers each and every day. It is so refreshing to see them challenge a system that has caused harm to Indigenous peoples and continues to be a disservice to our children, youth and families. I have so much love and gratitude to our family service workers. – Alexandra Crawford, Senior Manager