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Under the supervision of the Director of Nanaandawewenin, the Staff

Trainer will provide competency based, culturally competent and

congruent training to Weechi-it-te-win Family Services staff , Community

Care Teams, Family Services Committee members and any other agency

child care providers. All training will be facilitated in a manner that

refl ects the values, principals, and ideologies of Weechi-it-te-win Family

Services, the communities and community members it serves.

The Staff Trainer will work within a culturally competent system of care

and as such will acknowledge and incorporate, at all levels, the importance

of culture, the expansion of cultural knowledge, and the overall vision of

Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.

The Staff Trainer will foster cultural awareness through active participation

in an inductive learning process, gaining an understanding of historical

trauma and impacts of oppression and how these relate to current issues

related to Aboriginal child welfare services. The Staff Trainer will develop

culturally competent practice skills that are congruent to the unique needs

of the ten First Nations and to Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.

The Staff Trainer will work towards advanced cultural competence

and apply transfer of learning via curriculum adaptation and training

where applicable. The Staff Trainer will ensure that the training

environment refl ects the relational perspective and experiential

learning needs of training participants.


The Staff Trainer reports to the Director of Nanaandawewenin.


  • Graduate degree or equivalent education and experience in Social Services

or Adult Education;

  • An understanding of Anishinaabe cultural beliefs, values, norms, ceremony,

teachings and a commitment to continue learning, participating, and

advocating during any opportunity provided by the Agency or


  • Knowledge of management/administration, social work theory and practice.
  • Experience in child welfare services with a special emphasis of Aboriginal

Child Welfare Practice;

  • Must have successfully completed the Ontario Child Welfare Modules;
  • Experience in delivering training programs to meet the needs of diverse

adult participant groups in a culturally congruent and sensitive manner;

  • Expertise in the application of adult education principles and methods,

group facilitation, consensus building and consultation;

  • Adaptability and problem-solving capability to make on-site adjustments

as needed and within the approved content and / or process;

  • Excellent oral and written skills, sufficient to conduct training programs,

facilitate groups, make presentations, consult with other members of

the training services team, and write/revise curricula in areas of personal


  • Expertise in management and integration of regional and cultural issues

into training;

  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred;
  • Possess Valid Ontario driver’s license;
  • Knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services as well as the customs and traditions of the

area First Nations.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services Inc. is an equal opportunity



The salary range for qualified candidates is from $54,288.00 to $64,879.00.


✓ Cover letter – signed and dated

✓ Resume

✓ Three references (one must be employment related) along with

written permission to contact references

  • Applications submitted without all above required documentation will not

be considered.

  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Complete job descriptions available upon request.


Attention: Candace Morrisseau

P.O. Box 812 Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1

Phone number: (807) 274-3201

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: Friday, July 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.



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