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
- 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.
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
✓ Cover letter – signed and dated
✓ Three references (one must be employment related) along with
written permission to contact references
- Applications submitted without all above required documentation will not
- Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Complete job descriptions available upon request.
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
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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