Ojibway Women’s Lodge – Front Line Worker

Ojibway Women’s Lodge – Front Line Worker

Permanent Full Time Position

Reporting to the OWL Program Supervisor, the Front Line Worker for the Ojibway Women’s Lodge will deliver front line services, including direct support and counselling, to women and children in crisis. The position requires rotational shift work that includes weekends, days, evenings, and overnight shifts in a short-term residential setting.


  • Must be a registered First Nation member or non-member spouse of a Nipissing First Nation member.
  • Must have a Post Secondary diploma or degree in Social Services or a related field.
  • Must be willing to obtain current First Aid/CPR certification and Foodsafe Certification.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s license and insurance and have clean driving record.
  • Must have experience working with Indigenous Women/ Children in Social Services Field or related field.
  • Must provide a positive work reference relating to the above-mentioned experience
  • Crisis Intervention skills training, conflict resolution training considered an asset.
  • Intermittent physical activity including frequent walking, standing, sitting. Must be able to lift, handle, move light and medium weight materials, stand for moderate periods of time, engage in repetitive movement of hand and wrist; reach with hands and wrist; stoop, bend, kneel and crouch.


  • Must possess high level of empathy and understanding of issues of violence against Indigenous women and children.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of initiative and self-direction, good analytical and organizational skills, and be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deal with emergency services and partnering agencies.
  • Must be bound by confidentiality, able to be decisive in a crisis and work effectively under pressure.
  • Proven ability and willingness to work as an integral member of a team.
  • Must be able to operate computer and Microsoft Office software.


  • Provides supportive crisis phone counselling, in-person counselling, and advocacy for Indigenous women’s rights relative to domestic violence, ensuring the safety and security of the families residing in the shelter.
  • Follows emergency plans based on an incident management system affecting the shelter’s operation, investigates all critical incidents and reports serious occurrences.
  • Administration of the Client Satisfaction Survey, participation in program planning, admission and discharge reports, documentation of case notes on computer-based data management system and conduct resident meetings.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, dusting, wiping, disinfecting, garbage removal, recycling, household laundry, and washing/sanitizing dishes; as well as a variety of duties related to food preparation including cooking, meal planning, shopping, and Food safe practice.
  • Other duties as required.

The successful candidate will require a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to employment.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume with three (3) current references no later than Friday, October 29, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resources Department
Nipissing First Nation
36 Semo Road, Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
Fax (705) 753-0207 | Email: [email protected]

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest; however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
Nipissing First Nation gives preference to First Nation applicants for any employment opportunities as per Section 24(1) (a) OHRC

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