Family Support Worker (Casual)


Starting Wage:  $20.00 per hour

Type: Casual

Details: Shift Work @ 8-10 hours per shift

Location: Cowessess First Nation, 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

Working within a team setting and reporting to the Sacred Wolf Lodge Supervisor, the Family Support Worker plays a key role in advocating for and providing support to families of Cowessess First Nation, primarily, but not limited to, residents within the Sacred Wolf Lodge (which operates 24/7 programming & services and is located on Cowessess First Nation, SK). Being the families firsthand support, the worker will communicate and work directly with families to provide guidance, ongoing support, and direct referrals that the family can access to promote growth, healing and strengthen their family bonds.

Ensuring the family remains together is the top priority and primary focus of the Family Support Worker, while continuously ensuring all other duties and responsibilities are adhered to. Other duties may include, but are not limited to light housework, transporting families/citizens to various appointments, assist families in gaining various life skills, assisting in various workshops, assist in circles and other traditional practices.


Education and Experience

  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in social sciences or related human services field is an asset.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working directly with families and/or youth
  • Knowledge of Bill C-92 and the Miyo Pimatisowin Act is highly desired
  • Valid CPR and First Aid Certificates an asset

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form genuine relationships.
  • Capacity and skillset to provide emotional, physical, and psychological support for families.
  • Able to create trusting relationships with children, parents, and co-workers.
  • Able to lead conversation, guiding families in goal setting and establishing milestones.
  • An active listener with the ability to display empathy, patience and understanding.
  • Emotional intelligence and self-awareness of personal triggers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to lead through motivation, positive role-modelling and ongoing support.
  • A problem solver with ability to develop suggestions and provide guidance to the family.
  • Willing and able to travel, with a valid Class 5 Drivers License and reliable transportation to work.
  • Willing and able to perform shift work that include 8 or 10 hour shifts.


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 Sacred Wolf Lodge 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. As a casual employee, some key benefits Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers are:


★ Team-oriented work culture

★ Training workshops focused on indigenous practices and traditions

★ Casual dress code (work appropriate)


How to Apply

Or email your application to:

Deadline: August 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.