Ayâwâwasowin (Prenatal) Coordinator


Annual Salary Range: $60,000 – $73,000 (commensurate with education & experience)

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, SK

Who is Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge?

Cowessess First Nation is the first Indigenous rights holder Nation to sign a coordination agreement in Canada. Cowessess First Nation asserted jurisdiction when it comes to child welfare and family services through the implementation of the Miyo Pimatisowin Act and respected by Canada through their Bill C-92 legislation. Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (CRBCL), which has jurisdiction from the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, changes the approach of child and family services by providing support in a way that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices. Rather than the common intervention approach, CRBCL provides empowerment through a prevention approach with healing and prevention as the preferred method for ensuring children and their families are safe and growing together in a healthy way.

Position Summary

CRBCL is currently seeking an Ayâwâwasowin (Prenatal) Coordinator that is knowledgeable in Indigenous culture and values and traditional birthing practices, to bring their innovative ideas and join the Peyakôskân (Family) team as we continue to build, develop and implement Ayâwâwasowin programming that meets the unique individual needs for Cowessess First Nation families across Canada.

The Ayâwâwasowin Coordinator must be a problem solver and analytical thinker with the ability to collaborate and establish positive working relationships with families, partners and the surrounding work environment. Working closely with families in prenatal care, birthing and infant care; the selected candidate will collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate family care and support in consultation with expecting mothers and their families.  The Coordinator will work beside their team to support families in creating a healthy and nurturing environment.


Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Human Services field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in prenatal care, birthing and postnatal care.
  • Experience in a leadership position is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Bill-C92 and the Miyo Pimatisowin Act.
  • Knowledge of traditional and western birthing practices.
  • Knowledgeable and actively involved in Indigenous practices and ceremonies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to offer emotional and spiritual support services.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, able to make quick, but logical decisions.
  • Proven ability to analyze and assess information to make sound decisions.
  • Able to provide knowledgeable support by liaising with other indigenous programs and services and provide referrals for families to other programs if necessary.
  • Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle with the ability to commute when necessary.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 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

Visit our website at: https://redbearlodge.ca/careers/

Or email your application to: careers@redbearlodge.ca

Deadline: September 30, 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.