Homefire Coordinator


  • Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications
  • Type: One Permanent Full-time and One Temporary Full-time
  • Details: Standard of 80 working hours bi-weekly
  • Location: Cowessess First Nation, SK
  • Apply To: careers@redbearlodge.ca

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 Bill-C92. 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

Working within a team setting and reporting to the Director of Prevention & Healing, the Homefire Coordinator will be responsible for working with the community and connecting clients with appropriate housing organizations as well as providing them with options and guidance in regard to all things associated with ensuring a healthy and stable homefire. The Homefire Coordinator will ensure clear and continuous communication with those they are supporting, including members of their team and external agencies/housing organizations to ensure timely placements of new families when required. They will be required to provide referrals and advocacy as well as supporting families by helping them establish care plans, goals and ensuring a successful transition to their new homefire. To be successful, the coordinator must be a relationship builder, compassionate, self-motivated, personable, goal oriented, willing and able to travel and have a strong understanding of housing needs/challenges within Cowessess First Nation as well as across Canada.


Education and Experience

  • Diploma or degree in social sciences or related human services field is an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of Bill C-92 and the Miyo Pimatisowin Act is highly desired
  • Willing and able to travel, with a valid Class 5 Drivers License

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form genuine and trusting relationships with children, parents, and coworkers.
  • Knowledgeable in utilizing and coordinating various community and government-based resources, with the capability of providing an assortment of supports to meet the homefire needs of families and/or individuals
  • Able to lead conversation, guiding families in goal setting and establishing milestones.
  • An active listener with the ability to display empathy, patience and understanding.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Self motivated and ability to work productively with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledgeable of addiction issues and how they impact everyday living.
  • Self aware and engages in holistic wellness activities/principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs (i.e., word, excel, SharePoint, etc.).

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

★ Competitive salary packages
★ Extended health & dental benefits
★ Paid Days Off
★ Team-oriented work culture
★ Employee & Family Assistance Program
★ Professional development opportunities
★ Employer matched pension contributions
★ Earn Scheduled Days Off
★ Training workshops focused on Indigenous practices & traditions

How to Apply

Visit our website at: redbearlodge.ca/careers
Or email your application to: careers@redbearlodge.ca
Deadline: June 18, 2024

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.