Michipicoten First Nation


Michipicoten First Nation

Permanent Position (Internal/External Posting)

March 14, 2023

Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) is a vibrant Anishinaabe community located on the white sands (northeast shores) of Lake Superior near Wawa Ontario. The registered population is approximately 1,275 with 70 citizens living on reserve. With a strong sense of community and cultural identity, Michipicoten First Nation strives to maintain harmony and balance with Mother Earth, neighbouring First Nations and surrounding communities.

The Family Support Worker reports to the Manager, Health & Social Services and works as part of an integrated Team that delivers a suit of promotion, prevention and intervention health and social services to Michipicoten citizens fostering community well-being.  The Incumbent will assist Michipicoten citizens facing personal challenges by linking them to programs and services available to address their situation. In this role, you will support secondary prevention activities that include home visits with customary care families, identify client needs, create action plans, and act as a systems navigator to ensure clients are able to access required support, whether that be within an indigenous culturally competent framework, or a best practice model. Some travel and work outside of office hours may be required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of culturally based programming for Indigenous families
  • Identifies client needs and provides referrals to connect clients to existing services and programs within the area
  • Works with Michipicoten’s Health and Social Services Team to plan and coordinate secondary prevention activities that address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health needs of families and clients.
  • Networking, relationship building and engagement with external agencies for appropriate referral
  • Administration of the Prevention Customary Care Program and reporting
  • Attending training, monthly staff meetings and case management meetings


  • Post-secondary diploma in Social Work, Native Child & Family Studies, or other Human Services
  • Preferred degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or related field of study
  • Minimum one-year experience coordinating and/or delivering support programs
  • Minimum one-year experience coordinating and/or delivering cultural programming (preferred)
  • Direct experience working with Indigenous families
  • Experience working with and/or within a First Nation community in the social service field is a must
  • Knowledge of and respect for Anishinaabe values, teachings, culture, and traditions is of critical importance
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, various software, and internet
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act (CYFSA) and An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth, and families (Bill C-92)
  • In-depth knowledge of Health and Social issues affecting First Nation communities
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • High level of confidentiality, integrity, and work ethic
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours and extended hours may be required based on activity
  • An off of employment is conditional upon receipt of satisfactory Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector

Work Location: Michipicoten First Nation, Health Centre (near Wawa, Ontario)

Wages: Salary range is between $41,000 to $53,708 based upon experience and qualifications. Michipicoten offers a shared costs employee benefit package, matching pension benefits, up to fifteen statutory holidays, paid Christmas closures, paid personal leave day and many more intangible benefits related to working with families.


To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by email with the position title in the subject line to hr@michipicoten.com This position will remain open until filled.

Michipicoten First Nation is dedicated to promoting equity and diversity and serving the interests of their citizens. The successful candidate will be primarily engaged in serving the interests of Michipicoten citizens and MFN will give preference to citizens and Indigenous candidates who possess the necessary qualifications.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@michipicoten.com