Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services is a not-for-profit child and family services agency offering services in a holistic manner to strengthen children and families in their own communities in the context of their unique cultural heritage.


POSITION:            CHILD IN CARE WORKER (Union Position)

COMPETITION:    22-02  

LOCATION:         Constance Lake First Nation/Hearst with regular travel throughout the district

STATUS:                 Full-Time – 35 hours per week        

SALARY:                 $ 59,312 – $ 78,051 per annum                                                        

CLOSING DATE:   January 21, 2022 @ 4:30pm

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Child Protection Worker is responsible for the provision of child welfare services to an assigned caseload of children, and families within the eleven (11) First Nations communities served by Kunuwanimano in accordance with the Child, Youth and Family Services Act in the province of Ontario.


  • BSW degree or Social Service Worker program.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of previous experience working with children within a human service environment.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Previous child welfare experience within First Nations communities an asset.
  • Must possess a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s license, be willing to travel, able to work flexible hours and provide on- call services when required.
  • Must produce clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Ability to speak a native language considered a major asset.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiating, decision making, planning, organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills.



  • Provides fair, equitable, respectful, and culturally relevant service to First Nations children and families, consistent with the vision, mission, and values of Kunuwanimano.
  • Maintains positive relationships with First Nations Councils, elders, committees, and applicable agencies.
  • Subscribe to the organization values of Kunuwanimano and complies with the organization’s By-Laws, Policies, and Procedures.
  • Establishes effective relationships with a caseload of children either at home or in the care of the Agency.
  • Provides counseling and crises intervention services to children.
  • Reports immediately to the Program Supervisor, all incidents, or suspicions of physical or sexual abuse of children.
  • Participates in investigations as directed.
  • Collaborates with Family Services Workers in the development of plans of care for children in the temporary care of the Agency.
  • Ensures that the familial, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, cultural, and educational needs of children are met.
  • Coordinates family access visits for children in the care of the Agency.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors treatment plans for children in accordance with identified needs.
  • Supports the Family Services Worker in coordinating customary care and Agency placements. 


We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package and opportunities for professional development.

Please refer to our website:   www.kunuwanimano.com/employment.htm, for posting details.A detailed job description is available upon request.Please quote the Competition No. in your cover letter and resume, and submit by email to HR@kunuwanimano.com, by fax to 705 266-9122 or by mail to:

Human Resources

Kunuwanimano Child & Family Services

401 Cedar Street South

Timmins, ON

P4N 2H7

Please note that preference will be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those considered for an interview will be contacted

Thank you for your interest in Kunuwanimano

Job Category: Child in Care Worker
Job Type: Full Time— 35 hours per week
Job Location: Constance Lake First Nation/ Hearst
Salary: $ 59 312 - $ 78 051
Closing Date: January 21 2022 @ 4:30pm
Competition #: 22-02

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx