Traditional Life Skills Worker


Job Title:        Traditional Life Skills Worker (5 contract positions)

Program:        Jordan’s Principle Initiative Program

Location:        Big Grassy, Onigaming, Northwest Angle #33, Animakee Wa Zhing #37

                          (Positions to be located in community)



The Traditional Life Skills Worker will assist the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of services and programs in the communities for students, youth, parents and Elders under the Jordan’s Principle Initiative (JPI). The Traditional Life Skills Worker will provide a wide range of programs and services for youth and mostly promote greater parent/community engagement with Elders and Knowledge Keepers. When required, they will also assist the Community Wellness Team, the AKRC JPI staff and other community program staff with supporting the holistic traditional needs of the students, youth, parents and Elders. The Traditional Life Skills Worker reports directly the JPI Program Coordinator or another designated community supervisor.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working in schools, with youth or with families.
  • Experience organizing events and activities.
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe language, culture, tradition is required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with data-base & computer skills is an asset.
  • Fluent in the Anishinaabe language & culture is an asset.
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.
  • An ongoing clean vulnerable sector check is required.



  • Assist with traditional youth/parent/family support workshops and activities.
  • Organize day-time and after-school traditional and language programming for youth/students/parents.
  • Organize weekend programming (both traditional and non-traditional).
  • Consults with local community Elders relating to cultural protocols and practices and promotes Anishinaabe language and cultural and healing practices in the First Nation.
  • Assist with the organization of cultural celebrations and workshops for community Elders, community members, the youth, as required.
  • Assists the school and community staff in engaging Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers in developing culturally appropriate content related to job readiness and training programs, children and youth programs, healing programs, etc.
  • Advise Elders of monthly functions and coordinates events.
  • Progress reports are required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the JPI Program Manager and/or Chief and Council.

Salary:                         42,000 yearly

Closing Date:            March 8th,2019



Submit your resume and cover letter to Paul Duguay Human Resource Officer at the band office.

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