Youth Coordinator, Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services

Full-time Part-time North Bay, ON


Reporting to the Manger of Cultural Services, the Youth Coordinator is responsible for the development of a Youth Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the communities serviced by Niijaansinaanik Child and Family while ensuring that their efforts are in alignment with the Agency’s strategic planning, policies and procedures as well as the legal framework of the Child and Youth Family Services Act and First Nation standards of practice.

Key Job Functions

  • Liaise with Anishinabek Nation communities on Youth Initiatives and provide administrative support to First Nation youth initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain a Youth Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the seven First Nations
  • Guide the implementation of the Youth programs;
  • Gather and develop resources to support Anishinabek Nation Youth programs;
  • Demonstrate cultural knowledge through teaching and sharing of practices with Anishinabek Nation Youth
  • Develop workplans with input from Youth Steering Committee
  • Monthly review of Youth Program budgets and adjustments as required and preparation of reports and evaluations
  • Respond to general program inquiries and ensure appropriate and timely follow up;
  • Prepare agendas, workshop/meeting kits, arrange and coordinate meeting facilities as required;
  • Maintain electronic and central filing system of work plans, reports, budgets, proposals, resources and information related to the areas of responsibility;
  • Maintain current knowledge of current social services policies and programs as it relates to the Anishinabek Nation and attend training opportunities related to current programming.
  • Provide support and information to First Nations through written correspondence Coordination and liaison with various departments in First Nation communities
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate youth gatherings and other duties as assigned.

Work Site Location: To be determined


  • Minimum Education
  •  Post-Secondary college diploma in the Child & Youth Services field or other related disciplines with a minimum of two years of experience in the social services field;
  • Minimum Experience
  •  Experience in rolling up written reports in accordance with various funding reporting requirements for provincial and federal ministries will be considered an asset;
  •  Experience in working with First Nation youth;
  • Knowledge Requirements
  •  Knowledge of Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services programs and services
  •  Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishnawbek culture, traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings
  •  Knowledge of relevant legislative framework and polices reflecting current child welfare practice
  •  Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare
  •  Knowledge of all relevant legislation including the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation, design and operation of various service delivery models
  • Other Requirements
  •  Must provide a clear Police Records Check – Vulnerable Sector
  •  Must provide a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence, have access to a vehicle and have the ability to travel
  •  Must have $1M auto insurance liability coverage
  •  Must provide a three-year uncertified Driver’s Abstract


North Bay, ON P1B 1H0

Company Information

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is currently in the designation process to become a fully mandated Child Well-Being Agency to provide Prevention and Protection Services. We serve the communities of Wahnapitae, Nipissing, Dokis, Henvey, Magnetawan, Shawanaga, and Wausauksing First Nations.

Niijaansinaanik is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. Please submit your resume and cover letter along with three work related references to:

Bonnie Reid, Director of Human Resources

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services

940A Main Street, Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1

Email to: or fax to (705) 857-0447 (Henvey Office)

Application deadline is:

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

Preference will be given to applicants of Native ancestry, please self-identify.

We thank all those applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For a more detailed job description, please contact

Human Resources at or call (705)857-0442.