Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Service


Location: Kenora

 General Description:

The Regular One-to-One Worker and Causal Relief One-to-One Worker (One-to-One Worker) are responsible for the direct supervision of children and youth placed in Agency Operated Homes (AOHs) and for the general upkeep and overall operations of the AOH. The One-to-One Worker ensures the needs of each child and youth are met according to AAFS philosophy, First Nation mandates and Provincial regulations and standards. The Regular One-to-One Worker reports directly to the Resource Manager.


  • Community College Diploma with one (1) years direct experience is preferred, however a combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered;
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations;
  • Knowledge and comprehension of customary Care, First Nation cultural beliefs, values and norms, ceremonies, teachings and a commitment to learn, participate, advocate and promote AAFS and communities;
  • Knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of AAFS including service delivery models, policies and procedures, First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of developmental stages of children and youth including the Traditional Life Stages as understood by the northern communities of Treaty #3;
  • Thorough knowledge of behavior management and proven ability to assess and respond to the needs of the children and youth including those with special and high risk needs;
  • Ability to provide culturally competent services to the children and youth congruent to the core values and beliefs practiced in response to the Rights of the Child:
  • Ability to interact with children and youth, establish and maintain trusting relationships, encourage positive communications and provide structured activities;
  • Ability to work with high risk and special needs children and youth;
  • Ability to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and youth at all times;
  • Ability to perform light housekeeping duties, grocery shopping and meal planning and preparation;
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive and detailed case notes, recordings, reports and log book entries detailing events during each shift including the children and youth activities, accomplishments, positive and/or negative behaviors and/or concerns;
  • Ability to participate and/or coordinate and maintain an effective team approach, schedule and chair regular home meetings;
  • Ability to work shift work and report to work on short notice in relation to service requirements;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, time management and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates is preferred and a definite asset;
  • Must be committed to ensure the highest level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Drivers Licence and be willing to travel;
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstract; and
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.

Typical Working Conditions:

The work is performed in an indoor and home environment operated 24/7 by the agency. This position works with children and youth that may become sick, uncooperative or display any other form of harmful or threatening behavior. Requires physical stamina, clarity of thought, visual and hearing acuity to provide supervision, care and support to children and youth, on a twelve (12) hour shift basis. Must be able to stand, walk, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, climb and lift/carry up to 40 pounds. Provides local or regional travel for scheduled appointments, visits, and recreational activities for the children and youth in various seasonal weather conditions.

Salary Range: $40,769 – $50,000 to Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Submit resume with cover letter quoting file #OTOW20190501 to:  Director of Human Resources c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345 or by E-mail:

All interviewees must submit a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstract at the time of interview. 

CLOSING DATE:  No later than Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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