Land Based Coordinator

The Land Based Coordinator will work closely with the Choose Life Coordinator, Education Director and other social services offered on Ginoogaming and locally to inspire and promote the development of a culture of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness and resilience amongst the Ginoogaming youth. As part of this position the Land Based Coordinator will facilitate wellness and land based activities utilizing the Healing Camp. The Land Based Coordinator will be responsible for land-based team and involving elders, cultural workers and mental health supports for the benefit of the youth.

General duties include:

Strategic and Operational Planning

  • Incorporate land-based practices, protocols and the relationship to First Nation peoples’ identities and ways of life that will promote identity and culture
  • Travel with the youth to land-based sites and recreational activities
  • Inspire the land-based team to utilize effective teaching strategies that support the youth learning and development;
  • Provide comprehensive, student-centered, culturally appropriate, community based mental wellness services and programs that meet the needs of the youth;
  • Provide ongoing support & coping skills to youth that are transitioning, dealing with family difficulties, grieving etc.;
  • Provide support to youth encountering addiction problems;  experiencing pregnancy or parenthood; or at risk of dropping out of school;
  • Advocate for the youth of Ginoogaming First Nation
  • Prepare workshops and presentations for youth promoting health and wellness;
  • Collaborate with the Education Department, Cultural Workers as well as various Ginoogaming First Nation social staff when planning and conducting programs;
  • Maintain confidential reports and assessments;
  • Attend and participate in professional development activities such as workshops, seminars, and in-service training to further education, skills, and training

Working Relationships

  • Choose Life Staff
  • Band Rep service providers
  • Cultural coordinators
  • Family Support/Family Well Being
  • Mental Health & Addictions Navigator
  • Ontario Works
  • Various outside/government organizations
  • Band Manager

Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by Chief and Council.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A positive role model able to perform employment related duties in a respectful, responsible and ethical manner;
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Ability to keep confidential records and documentation current and safekeeping of all of all client records;
  • Ability to pass a criminal records check and vulnerable sector check if required;
  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communication skills;
  • Computer skills with Microsoft word, excel, outlook, powerpoint and other related software programs;
  • A valid Ontario ‘G’ License, and access to own personal vehicle

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Degree or college diploma or equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Anishnaabe ancestry With and understanding and practice of sharing Anishnaabe culture, traditions and harvesting and a clear understanding of related issues and challenges.

Environmental Conditions (optional):

  • Physical Effort: Moderate physical effort
  • Physical Environment: Office environment and public forums
  • Sensory and Mental Attention: Dependent on activity at hand

Other Requirements:

  • Professional appearance. 
  • Follow all GFN Policies and Procedures and display a commitment to the values and culture of the GFN.   
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the department manager, Band Manager or Chief and Council.

Please submit your resume to:

Debbie Charles, HR Manager
FAX: 807-876-2495
PO Box 89, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0

Closing Date: Until Filled

Wage: TBD

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview