Casual Relief Workers work with local Tikinagan staff to help families and children in the community. This position provides the opportunity to work flexible hours and gain experience. Casual Relief Workers also make a valuable contribution to the well-being of individual children or families and to community as a whole. The work of Casual Relief Workers and all our staff are guided by our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin Service Model – everyone working together to raise our children.
Duties May Include, But Are Not Limited To
Transporting and/or supervising children in Tikinagan care to attend medical appointments, family visits, etc
Mentoring children through recreational activities such as fishing, cooking, crafts, etc
Providing assistance with community events or crisis response such as cooking, serving or transportation
Administrative tasks and other duties that may arise
Interest in helping families and learning new skills. Experience with raising a family or working with children, being a part of community life in small remote communities.
Knowledge of and lived experience with the Aboriginal culture, including land-based activities, spiritual understanding, importance of Elders, etc. For this position, familiarity with the community being served is required.
Ability to speak Ojibway or Ojicree is a very strong asset.
Basic skills in verbal and written communication, and personal time management.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality is required.
Good character with professional integrity and a positive role model.
High school diploma is preferred and post-secondary education is an asset.
A valid driver’s license with is preferred.
Up-to-date First Aid certificate is an asset.
Should be willing and able to travel.
Because of the nature of our services, Tikinagan has to make sure that the children and families we serve are safe and that the staff we hire don’t pose any risks to clients. One of the measures we take is have new staff provide a criminal background check. All successful applicants will require an application for, or a current, Criminal Record Check(CRC). A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) for those positions working with children will also be required. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply for a CRC & VSC as soon as possible.
***ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED***
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
Tikinagan Child and Family Services strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment
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