Building the framework for a better future.

Change is on the horizon! Through the organization Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (the Lodge), Cowessess First Nation (CFN) is the first Indigenous community in Canada to assert its jurisdiction over child welfare and family services under the Bill-C92 Canada Act. The Lodge is currently developing its operations, in accordance with the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, that will provide support for its children and families that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices.

Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers competitive salary packages, benefits, team-oriented work culture, flexible work hours and professional development opportunities that promote career growth. We are a new organization leading positive change within Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our employees have the opportunity to be a part of Canadian history as we work to redefine governance for First Nations.

Job Description.

The Prevention Programs Leader is responsible for overseeing all prevention programming within the Prevention Department.

The Prevention Program Leader Must Be:

  • Passionate about creating change and advocating for families.
  • Focused on traditional Indigenous practices, brain development and willing to help all families in their personal development.
  • Open-minded, ready to embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in public.
  • Experienced in working as a team player, willing to collaborate to establish an effective working environment and relationship with co-workers, youth, and families.
  • Effective in interacting with individuals of all ages to identify needs and apply knowledge to develop programming.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a team

Core Responsibilities. 

General Duties:

  • Oversee staff and operations of all Prevention Programs programming including Women’s Group, Men’s Group, Kokum and Mosoms Group, Stress Management, Fitness and Nutrition Group, Couple’s Group and any other developed programs for Prevention.
  • Develop, model, and support new Prevention program activities when necessary.
  • Collaborate with staff, Cowessess First Nation staff, and other entities to evaluate and observe each individual’s development and progress.
  • Required to remain informed, understand, and enforce company policies, including organizational safety and compliance.
  • Debrief staff and executive team as required.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Cowessess First Nation, outside agencies, parents and/or caregivers, Elders, community partners, and external care providers as needed.
  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with government agencies and service providers to build a team approach to support programs.
  • Carry out any other work-related duties as requested by the Director of Prevention and Healing and/or delegate

Human Resource Duties.

  • Document professional growth plans and staff evaluations.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Prevention and Healing.

Administrative Duties.

  • Monitor program expenses and submit reports and documentation in accordance with the organization’s financial policies.
  • Prepare and deliver reports and statistics on programming as may be required.
  • Perform quality control to ensure reports are completed correctly by staff prior to submission, following up with staff on content as needed.
  • Ensure anecdotal records are complete and accurate and report any discrepancies to Program Manager and/or delegate.


  • Support and oversee program implementation, adhering to all policies, procedures, and governing regulations.
  • Train and support staff in knowledge and application of Prevention Programs programming.
  • Guide staff in navigating difficult high-risk activities and intervene as necessary.


Education and Experience.

  • Degree in Human Services field + 5 years of experience, or a comparable combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • First Aid, CPR, valid Driver’s licence and a reliable personal vehicle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with individuals facing multiple challenges

Skills & Abilities.

  • Seasoned leadership skills including problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior critical thinking skills, able to make quick but logical decisions.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at team building.
  • Exceptional skills for maintaining efficiency and delegating tasks as needed


  • Salary: $60,000 – $73,000 depending on education and experience.
  • Hours: Permanent Full Time. 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, Sk. (Temporary remote working conditions until
    office space is obtained in Regina)
  • Application Deadline: September 3rd, 2021
  • How to apply: Email resumes to
  • Work Conditions
    • Acceptable vulnerable sector/criminal record check.
    • Clear drivers abstract will be required if/when using company vehicles.
    • Fast-paced environment, typical in/out of office environment with frequent interruptions.
    • Travel may be required within Canada.
    • High level of dexterity for frequent use of electronics (cell phone, computer, etc.).
    • Overtime may be required.
    • Physically demanding, standing for long periods of time, walking, lifting, and supporting
      individuals, etc.


Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers competitive salary packages, an inspiring and team-oriented work culture, and an opportunity to be a part of a new and exciting initiative Canada wide. Questions or inquiries you can call Sammatha Hegyi at 1-306-552-6349 or email at

Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge appreciates those who apply; however, preference will be towards those who self-identify as indigenous ancestry