Wewena Niiwemaa (I’m taking her home safely) Worker

Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is hiring a Wewena Niiwemaa (I’m taking her home safely) Worker! For more information about this LEAP posting please see the details below!

The Ne-Chee Friendship Centre requires a Program Worker for the Wewena ngiiwemaa (I’m taking her home safely) program. This program aims to provide rehabilitation and reintegration of Indigenous women from correctional facilities and support in their transition to their home communities.

Employer Name: Ne-Chee Friendship Centre
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1V7
Application Deadline: July 5, 2024
Email: hr@nechee.org
Hours of Work: 3 Days per week (22.5 Hours total) Contract End Date March 31, 2025
Job Type: Part-Time
Wages: $30.00 Per Hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Ensure that Indigenous women in custody have access to services during incarceration and after release.
  • Incorporate cultural programming, traditional ceremonies and provide education on recognition of risk and safety for Indigenous women.
  • Provide wraparound services that aid in supporting the individual with their return home and identify gaps or barriers that may pose a challenge once released from custody.
  • Assist Clients to navigate various government programs and systems to increase stabilization and community reintegration.
  • Create a strengths-based action plan for each individual direct-service user.
  • Facilitate programming within correctional institutions.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in social or human services; or relevant accredited training combined with related work experience.
  • Experience working in a correctional or justice setting.
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous organization or community.
  • Positive attitude & demonstrated capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model.
  • Possess strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on the impacts of trauma, family violence, human trafficking and community outreach.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills; networking and facilitation skills;
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to speak Ojibway, Cree or Oji-Cree is a definite asset.
  • Computer literacy skills are essential.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to:
Ne-Chee Friendship Centre
326 Second Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 1G5
Fax: (807) 468-5340
E-Mail: hr@nechee.org

We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

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