Mar 20, 2020

Family Worker – Ochapowace Land Based Facility

  • Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Sevices
  • Ochapowace I.r. 71-128, Whitewood, SK, Canada
Full-time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services (YTCCFS) Inc. is seeking enthusiastic dedicated individuals to fill the position of Land Based Family Worker for the Ochapowace Land Based Facility


Under the supervision of the Supervisors, these individuals will to provide a holistic approach to the wellness of the child and the family, that is based on First Nations culture and traditions, the guidance and involvement of Elders, and the support of family and community members. The successful candidates will provide direct supervision to the children in the program. The Land Based Family Worker will also provide support and counselling through land-based healing activities to children and families with traditional knowledge using traditional teachings and values, language reclamation and food/diet education and land-based healing activities.


  • Youth Care Certificate/Diploma or ECE Certificate/Diploma
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and possess a reliable vehicle.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to sign an “Oath of Confidentiality” and a Non-disclosure Agreement.
  • Excellent Computer Skills is a definite asset.
  • Must be willing and able to work shift work
  • Experience & or ability to work with” high risk” youth
  • An understanding of First Nations issues and commitment to First Nation people


  • Knowledge of First Nations Cultural Diversity
  • Knowledge in Addictions and/or Mental Health
  • Knowledge of Indigenous historical and contemporary issues
  • Established proficiency in planning & analysis skills
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality of children and their families
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer skills
  • Time management skills
  • Reliable and flexible.
  • Willingness to support the planning of traditional dancing, singing, drumming, feasts, and so on.
  • Must be willing to upgrade skills when time and funding permits.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma


Salary is based on education and experience, and in accordance to the YTCCFS Inc. salary grid.  

Only applicants successfully chosen for an interview will   be contacted.  Candidates selected for an interview are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Prohibited Drug test and proof of education and will be required to provide these documents at time of interview.



Nicole Setlack - Human Resources Officer

Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services Inc. 21 Bradbrooke Ave. North

Yorkton, SK             S3N 3R1

Telephone: (306) 782-8838   Fax: (306) 782-7780


DEADLINE FOR RESUMES:  April 3, 2020 @ 4:30pm