Awâsisîwiwin (Middle Years) Social Programs Worker


Hourly Wage: Starting at $25.00/hr (commensurate with education & experience)

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Details: Standard hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm, with some evening and weekend work (flex time)

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

CRBCL is seeking an Awâsisîwiwin (Middle Years) Social Programs Worker to work alongside the Awâsisîwiwin Team within the Prevention & Healing department to plan, organize and facilitate age appropriate, program-based learning, for children and parents that reflects all stages of child development.  The Awâsisîwiwin Social Programs Worker must be enthusiastic about facilitating large groups and comfortable transporting and supervising families and/or individuals during outings for programs and appointments.

The successful applicant must enjoy working with children and families while creating a positive atmosphere for them to enhance and/or develop new skills, including learning their traditional culture and language.  The Worker will build collaborative working relationships with colleagues, families and community partners.  As a representative of CRBCL, the ideal candidate must be a positive role model within the community and living a healthy lifestyle that directly reflects the work that they do.


Education and Experience

  • Certificate within the Human Services field (Early Childhood Education preferred).
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within Education required (ages 6-12 preferred).
  • Must have a strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Strong knowledge of children’s development and behaviours.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with individuals facing multiple challenges.

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills; able to make quick but logical decisions.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid license and reliable vehicle with the ability to travel as necessary.


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 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: September 22, 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.