Ayâwâwasowin (Prenatal) 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?

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 seeking an Ayâwâwasowin (Prenatal) Social Programs Worker to join the Prevention & Healing Department to administer relevant prenatal social programming for Cowessess First Nation families that supports, develops and empowers the community members.

Reporting to the Ayâwâwasowin Coordinator and overall accountability to the Director of Prevention & Healing, the Ayâwâwasowin Social Programs Worker will work closely with families in prenatal and postnatal care but with a greater emphasis on delivering social programming to the Citizens across the Nation.  The Worker is responsible to provide both traditional and western teachings at each stage of pregnancy as it approaches as well as supporting families in traditional birthing practices.  The Worker will facilitate large groups in programs as well as transport and supervise families and/or individuals on a primary level.

The Ayâwâwasowin Social Programs Worker will be knowledgeable in Indigenous culture and values and traditional birthing practices.  The Support Worker will be ready to apply innovative thinking to ensure that the expecting family has the best birthing experience possible with continued support after the birth. 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

  • Diploma and/or certificates within the Human Services field is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of traditional and western birthing practices is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in prenatal care, birthing and postnatal care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with individuals facing multiple challenges.


Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs.
  • Excellent written verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills; able to make quick but logical decisions.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Compassionate, patient and understanding.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle with the ability to travel as necessary.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.


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 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.