Employment Opportunity

Cultural Children / Youth Family Helper

Competition 24-42


Job Location: Cochrane / Timmins, Ontario


Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Child & Family Services, the Cultural Children/Youth Family Helper shall be responsible for delivering culturally appropriate counselling services to adequately fulfill the needs of the families serviced through Moose Cree First Nation and various Children’s Aid Societies. The incumbent shall provide services to families that have been identified through the intake assessment as families having risks of becoming involved or already involved in the child welfare system. He/she shall work in conjunction with other health and mental health professionals and organizations to create better linkages of support for their clients. The Cultural Children/Youth Family Helper shall also develop and provide prevention and intervention services to families and children who are experiencing family difficulties.



  1. BSW and/or College Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent combination of related work experience and education required, or traditional knowledge keeper preferred.
  2. Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Considerable knowledge of family dynamics.
  4. Excellent coordination and organizational skills.
  5. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  6. Ability to work in a team.
  7. Ability to exercise tact, discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  8. Knowledge of the family law court process.
  9. Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Mental Health Act.
  10. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  11. Must have a thorough understanding of the culture in which they serve.
  12. Fluency in the Moose Cree Language is an asset.
  13. A clear understanding or respect of a person’s faith or beliefs.
  14. A thorough understanding of addictions and behavioral, knowledge of wellbeing of an individual.
  15. Experience in front-line service delivery with First Nations
  16. Experience in one-on-one and group counselling.
  17. Experience working within a First Nation is an asset, Moose Cree preferred.
  18. G2 or Class G Driver’s license required.


Salary: $69,556.50 – $88,120.50

Duration: Permanent with 3-months probation


To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume and two (2) recent employment references with permission to contact, quoting competition # 24-42.


Submit Resume to:
Human Resources Generalist
Moose Cree First Nation
P.O. Box 190
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0

Email: or fax: (705) 658-4734


Deadline for Resume: Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 @ 11:59 PM


Job Description: Available Upon Request


Applicants are asked to include copies of their educational qualifications along with their application.


*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to postal changes, we recommend submitting resume via e-mail.


As MCFN is a First Nation organization preference in hiring will be given firstly to the First Nation members, and to the rest, subsequently. Candidates needing any accommodation of any kind are requested to inform the organization in advance so that the required accommodative measures can be incorporated in the recruitment process. By responding to the application, candidates are implicitly providing consent to share their personal information with the organization. This personal information that is being shared with the employee will be used only for the purpose of recruitment and will not be used for any other purposes.