Cultural Program Worker

Sagkeeng Child & Family Services Inc.

Posted Feb 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm Closes Feb 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Job Location:
Sagkeeng First Nation/Winnipeg
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
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Sagkeeng Child and Family Services (SCFS) is a First Nations CFS Agency who strives to recruit inspired, accountable and driven individuals to join our diverse talented team of professionals.  If you are an individual that is looking to be a part of our progressive environment, we want you to be a part of our team!

Description of Unit

The Prevention Service team provides voluntary services to families of Sagkeeng; we have a strength based and holistic approach that builds and emphasizes on existing strengths.  The Prevention Service team offers supportive workshops, trainings and programs throughout the year in order to enhance the family unit.  Prevention Team is guided by the 7 Sacred teachings and is proud to assist families to learn about their culture, customs and traditions in collaboration with community, collaterals and our elders.

As a member of the Prevention Service Team, listed below are the main areas of key responsibilities and activities of this position

General Duties

  • Is accountable for the development, engagement and education of land-based initiatives, working alongside community Elders and Sagkeeng Child and Family Service Prevention Unit.
  • Is accountable for ensuring children and families have opportunity to Elder services including but not limited to; evening programming, individual counseling and ceremony. 
  • Sustains and develops a support system that will work directly with children and families utilizing a traditional approach.
  • Ability to conduct crisis support for children and families.
  • Connects and is able to maintain positive relationships with children, families and collateral resources.

·         Assists in delivery of cultural awareness training and programs.

  • Assists with program delivery; including engagement, preparation and implementation.
  • Purchases and gathers program supplies and materials.
  • Assists the Prevention Service Unit on hosting community initiatives and other tasks as assigned.



  • BSW degree preferred; or Post-secondary Degree in Social Sciences is acceptable.
  • An understanding of the Child and Family Services Standards and Regulations.
  • Experience in coordinating cultural events (i.e. camps, feasts ceremonies, skinning, filleting etc.).
  • Traditional experience in hunting, gathering and harvesting (i.e. outdoors person)
  • Knowledge of traditional Indigenous medicines
  • Experience in report writing.
  • Experience in problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and able to provide appropriate referrals.
  • Ability to work within a strength-based approach, including building and maintaining professional relationships with individuals and collaterals.
  • Skills and knowledge in program development.
  • Flexible work schedule (ability to work evenings, weekends, possibly holidays).
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Due to the physical demands of this position, successful candidate should be able
  •  to lift 75-100 lbs.
  • Valid class five driver’s license and a reliable insured vehicle.
  • The ability to speak and/or understand the Ojibway language is considered an asset.

Qualified candidates will be required to undergo a criminal record check, child abuse registry check, and a prior contact check as a condition of employment.  Sagkeeng Community members and Indigenous candidates will be given preference and are encouraged to self-identify.

Resumes can be sent to:  Human Resources Department

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line


Mail: 85 Muir Road, Winnipeg MB. R2X 2X7

Fax: (204) 949 1669


Deadline: February 28, 2020

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