Family Advocate

Namaygoosisagagun First Nation
Namaygoosisagagun First Nation, ON

Namaygoosisagagun First Nation is a small remote access Anishinabek
community located in Northwestern Ontario within the Robinson Superior
Treaty of 1850. Namaygoosisagagun has been in existence since time
immemorial and we continue to be a thriving healthy community in the
north. Access to Namaygoosisagagun is limited to train, portage trails and
snow machine in the winter. With limited access comes challenges, but it
also makes for a strong resilient community.
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Family Advocate works to support
Namaygoosisagagun First Nation families and children through a range of
situations including, children entering the foster care system to issues with
the legal system, by providing counseling and other support services within
the home and community. The Family Advocate will focus on prevention as
well as crisis intervention and is available to families 24 hours a day/7 days
a week.
Primary Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of a Family
Advocate is to provide in-home and in-community, crisis oriented treatment and support to family units. A Family Advocate also:
• Provides individual and family skills training through an average of 10
face to face hours each week of the intervention
• Formulates goal-oriented treatment plans to prevent recurrence of crisis
• Provides concrete services to families that directly impact the family’s
ability to prevent recurrence of crisis
• Performs advocacy work with court, schools, and other social service
agencies as needed
• Connects families to community resources
• Models and teaches the family skills to help address risk factors in the home
• Adheres to contract requirements regarding the keeping of case notes
and submission of reports
Job Qualifications and requirements: To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a high degree of
effectiveness.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Services is required, preferably Social
Work-other combinations of education and experience will be considered
• Field experience working with at-risk children and families who face
multiple challenges
• Valid Ontario driver’s license and use of personal vehicle appropriate
• Job requires a non-traditional workweek including evenings and weekends
• Job requires that employee be available to stay with the family for
significant periods of time as demonstrated by family’s preference
• 24-hour availability to families on active caseload
• This job will require travel up to 25% of the time to the community of
Namaygoosisagagun First Nation
Salary: To commensurate with education and experience
For more information, please contact Kyle MacLaurin, General Manager,
Namaygoosisagagun First Nation, 807-626-1780.
If you believe you would be an asset to Namaygoosisagagun First Nation as
a Family Advocate, please submit your resume to Kyle at: or fax to 807-626-8126.
Closes 4pm April 13, 2018.