Jordan’s Principle Recreation and Healthy Living Navigator

Washagamis Bay First Nation is hiring a Jordan’s Principle Recreation and Healthy Living Navigator! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Position Summary:

Washagamis Bay First Nation is currently seeking a full-time Jordan’s Principle Recreation and Healthy Living Navigator. The Jordan’s Principle Recreation and Healthy Living Navigator is to provide support and services to assist First Nation children and families with case management, intake, assessment, application processes, and coordination to navigate the full range of federal, provincial, and local health, social, and education services and supports to address children’s needs. The Jordan’s Principle Recreation and Healthy Living Navigator will work with children and the family on their health and fitness components of their Child Plans. They will also assist with the organization of weekend and after-school recreational activities. They will also work with families to develop a Nutrition plan as part of the Child Plans. Finally, they will be an essential part of the Wrap-Around Service Team and they will assist in the development of the Child Plans.

Employer Name: Washagamis Bay First Nation
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: June 24th, 2024 at 4:00pm
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: To commensurate with education and experience

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Familiarize self with Jordan’s Principle, service coordination and planning service workflow processes.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the recreation and healthy living programming under our Jordan’s Principle Social and Health proposal.
  • Conduct a needs assessment with families to understand the specific recreational and nutritional needs of the individuals.
  • Collaborate with relevant recreational programs and agencies to develop and implement service delivery plans in alignment with the principles and objectives of Jordan’s Principle.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the provision of recreational services and programs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the provision of health, fitness and nutrition services and programs.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of recreation, health and fitness programs and services with community members.
  • Ensure adherence to timelines and deadlines for activity implementation.
  • Coordinate/engage with community and regional service providers to share knowledge and processes of coordination and funding.
  • Provide detailed information about eligibility criteria, application processes, available services, and the rights of First Nations Children under Jordan’s Principle.
  • Work with the team on individual cases to ensure that families needs are assessed, documented, and addressed appropriately through individual Child Plans.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of their interactions with families, service providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with the preparing of reports, documenting service gaps or challenges, and providing regular updates to supervisors or funding agencies.
  • Collaborate with a wide range of professionals and organizations involved in the care of First Nations children, such as healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and community.
  • Attend any required relevant pre-employment training and ongoing training as requested by Chief and Council.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Other relevant job duties as assigned by the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator and/or Chief and Council.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must possess any of the following:


  • Possess a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, and/or degree in the Health Services, Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, or Education field would be an asset.
  • Significant experience in the field would be considered equivalent to education and training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience related to the health and recreational needs of children and youth.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently.
  • Proficiency with computers and software applications, such as Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience managing programs and services is considered an asset.
  • Must be able and willing to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Possess a valid G Class driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff members, parents, and community residents.
  • Demonstrates diligence, resourcefulness, initiative.
  • Must be able to provide a clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Along with their resume and cover letter, applicants must submit a current vulnerable sector check and three references.  Application packages must be submitted by Date: May 24, at 4pm.


Email to:


Hiring Committee

Washagamis Bay First Nation

BOX 625

Keewatin ON

P0X 1C0

Note:  We thank all those who have expressed an interest in this position; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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