Awasis (Child) Program Worker


Wage: Starting at $25.00 per hour

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Details: Standard of 37.5 working hours per week.

Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, SK


Who is Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge?

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

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Early Years Leader, the Awasis (Child) Program Worker will be directly involved with meeting families and helping achieve what programming they will be a part of and/or require. By identifying the needs of families, this incumbent will be comfortable facilitating activities individually or as a part of a team as well as participating in traditional teachings and contributing to circles with children, youth and families.



Education and Experience

  • Must have Early Childhood Education Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with children and/or families
  • Knowledge of Bill-C92 and the prevention services that accompany it.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite


Skills & Responsibilities

  • Attentive to the needs of families and able to assess and provide key strategies to promote healthy child development
  • Have a strong knowledge of cultural teachings and encourages indigenous traditions.
  • Comfortable facilitating in large groups.
  • Kind and courteous to youth and families with the ability to create a positive experience.
  • Able to collaborate with staff and coordinate outings, presentations, and ongoing projects.
  • Actively participates in the programs and encourage parents and youth to partake.
  • Create activities and facilitate with respectful, positive examples, yet providing inspirational support and guidance.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we require all employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation. Additionally, the incumbent must provide a successful criminal background check with vulnerable sector search as well as be willing and able to commute to the CRBCL Head Office on a regular basis, which is located on Cowessess First Nation, SK.


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. Some key benefits Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers to staff are:

★ Competitive salary packages

★ Extended health & dental benefits

★ Flexible work hours

★ Team-oriented work culture

★ Professional development opportunities

★ Employer matched pension contributions

★ Paid Time Off

★ Staff Self-Care Days

How to Apply

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Deadline: July 7, 2022


We appreciate all those who apply; however, preference will be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous and provide confirmation upon request. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.