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ONWA is growing! We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals who have a keen interest in advocating and supporting Indigenous Women. Join our team today!

 

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ONWA is looking for passionate and committed individuals who have a keen interest in advocating and supporting Indigenous Women, combined with the necessary skills, experience and expertise needed to be successful in these roles. If you are interested please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to onwa%23ca|hr to apply.

Qualified Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted. A job description is available upon request. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

(Click on the job titles for full posting - Full job description available upon request)

 

Community Development Manager

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Community Development Manager is responsible for the management of Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) programs and staff within the Community Development Department as assigned by the Director of Community Development and oversees the delivery of the assigned programs and services.

The Community Development Manager will lead, coach and support a group of employee’s within their program while ensuring ONWA’s vision, mandate, objectives and client deliverables are met.  This position will have an emphasis on human trafficking with a particular focus on Indigenous women.  The Community Development Manager will be required to build partnerships and work with a variety of people and communities in order to support and work with individuals impacted by human trafficking.  This program is provincial in scope and will require an individual who is innovative and motivated to develop partnerships with other key service organizations that have knowledge and experience working in the area of human trafficking for the successful delivery of this programming.  Strong communication and leadership skills are key to the success of this program.

 

Community Services Administrator

Full Time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Community Services Administrator will provide assistance to the Director of Community Services and the entire portfolio. This role will actively seek out services and resources available to Indigenous families within the communities. Reporting to the Director, the Community Services Administrator will perform general office management duties providing organized and proactive administrative, technical and logistical support to the entire portfolio

 

Community Wellness Worker

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

Full time position in Kenora, Ontario

The primary responsibility of these community based workers are to develop, provide, facilitate and/or coordinate a variety of local programming relating to reducing or preventing family and community violence, including community based family violence awareness and prevention education campaigns or activities in local settings (i.e. schools) or at local community events (i.e. Pow-Wows and health fairs).  Implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles through culture based programming and healing. 

 

Community Wellness Worker

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The primary responsibility of these community based workers are to develop, provide, facilitate and/or coordinate a variety of local programming relating to reducing or preventing family and community violence, including community based family violence awareness and prevention education campaigns or activities in local settings (i.e. schools) or at local community events (i.e. Pow-Wows and health fairs).  Implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles through culture based programming and healing.

 

Crisis Response Workers

Aakodeewin (Courage for Change) Program

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Ontario Native Women’s Association is dedicated to ending violence against Indigenous Woman.

Under the direction of the Program Manager of Services, the Crisis Response Worker will provide 24/7 immediate response to women at risk of human trafficking or leaving a situation of trafficking, by providing immediate crisis response and stabilization with transportation to safe housing and access to supports as they require.  The Crisis Response Worker will liaise with police services and will ensure ongoing trauma informed, culturally based support are provided until the woman has safely transitioned to appropriate long term supports.

Crisis Response Workers will work one on one with at risk women and provide one on one counselling, cultural programming, referrals, advocacy and services.

 

Desktop Support Technician

Full time positions in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Desktop Support Technician will provide both onsite and remote computer and VoIP telephone support for ONWA staff across Ontario . The successful candidate will work with our network management team to discuss the need for network changes and the feasibility of projects recommended by network users. The Desktop Support Technician is also required to monitor technology trends and makes recommendations on incorporating new technology into the company’s existing platforms.

 

Finance Manager

Full time positions in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Finance Manager will manage the day-to-day financial operations of the Ontario Native Women’s Association and ensure timely production of reports for management and governance. They will lead and manage a team to ensure the financial planning function across the organization, meets the highest level of customer service. This role partners heavily with cross functional leaders, including the Board of Directors to develop business strategies to achieve both near and long term goals.

The Finance Manager will lead financial analysis, and is accountable for championing controls and ensuring integrity within core processes while mitigating risk to the organization. They will ensure compliance with regulatory and legislative standards and plan for continuous improvement and efficiency. The Finance Manager will provide sound financial management to support the attainment of strategic goals and key business plans for the Ontario Native Women’s Association.

 

Gladue Aftercare Worker

Full time positions in Hamilton/Ottawa, Ontario 

The Gladue Aftercare Worker is resposible for providing case and file management by assisting Indigenous community members to follow through with reccomendations of their Gladue Report upon sentencing. The Gladue Aftercare worker will provide direct services and make necessary referrals to programs and services within ONWA and external service providers to ensure our community members recieve services in a timely fashion. The Gladue Aftercare Worker will work in partnership with the Gladue Writer, courts and/or probation and parole services in providing necessary community member input and updates as required. 

 

Gladue Writer

Full time positions in Hamilton/Ottawa, Ontario 

Under the direction of the Program Manager of Services, the Gladue Writer will ensure accountability of the program operation and deliverables. They will coordinate and develop the services of the Gladue Program internally and externally that support Indigenous woman. The Gladue Writer will further provide ongoing awareness of the Gladue Program and provide written reports for Indigenous women that identify systemic or historical factors to assist Indigenous Women before the courts and assist in identifying ways to address these. 

 

Housing Support Worker

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Housing Support Worker (HSW), will deliver housing supports and services to youth ages 16-17 years old who are in a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA).  The Housing Support Worker will be a community support who will receive referrals from community agencies to support the youth with preparation for independent living.  They will provide youth with a number of wrap-around supports, including life and tenancy skills.  

The HSW will a help youth to develop and pursue their housing goals, and will support them to identify, access, and navigate service systems relevant to their specific needs.  They will work with community agencies to both inform them of the HSW program, and to become aware of the services available in the community that can support the various needs of youth who are accessing the HSW program.

 

Human Resources Assistant

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager the Human Resources Assistant is responsible for supporting all portfolios throughout the ONWA. The position acts as a liaison between the Human Resource Manager, Manager’s, Directors and employees ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. This role will also support our daily HR activities and assist with the day to day operations of the human resources functions and duties.

The HR Assistant carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas including and not limited to recruitment and selection including the management of the ATS, departmental development, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organization development, employment, health and safety and executive administration.

 

Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Provincial Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison will work with the community to identify community needs and assist in building capacity to address trafficking and support Indigenous survivors of trafficking. The IAHTL will assist in providing targeted service-planning and delivery supports to Indigenous agencies and communities, as well as assisting non-Indigenous agencies seeking to provide culturally appropriate services to Indigenous survivors of Human Trafficking.

Liaisons will have a thorough understanding of the issues that Indigenous women are facing in their lives and how human trafficking specifically impacts Indigenous women and will assist in the development of unique services that are tailored to meet their needs.

 

Marketing/Communications Manager 

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Marketing / Communication Manager will work collaboratively, to develop, implement and maintain a provincial marketing, media and communication campaign that seeks to educate the public on violence experienced by Indigenous Woman and other areas. Campaigns may involve presentations, social media, print, mailing, or television advertisements and often, a combination of these. The Marketing Manager will be the lead on ideas that align with the organization’s vision and make recommendations on how to bring these ideas to realization.

The Marketing Communication Manager will develop relevant marketing and communication strategies and compile data to assist with bridging service gaps in all communities across the province. They will work with community partners to enhance the Talk4Healing program with the province by developing key marketing strategies and seek to educate the public on violence experienced by Indigenous Women at the forefront of these campaigns.

 

Mental Health Worker (7)

Full time positions in Geraldton (1), Hamilton (1), Kenora (1), Napanee (1), Ottawa (1), Thunder Bay (1), and Timmins (1), Ontario

The ONWA Mental Health Program will provide wholistic services that meet the needs of Indigenous women and their families through a range of services focusing on mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being through a cultural, trauma-informed, gender based and family centered approach.

 

Nihdawin Housing First Coordinator

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

1 YEAR CONTRACT - Maternity Leave

The Nihdawin Program advocates and supports Indigenous people 16 years of age or older who are or are at imminent risk of homelessness in the community of Thunder Bay.  Priority is given to Indigenous people who are at a greater risk of losing their children to the child welfare system and or who are at a greater risk of becoming in conflict with the law because of their homelessness.

The Housing First Coordinator is fully versed on the Housing First Approach and Rapid Rehousing.  They will coordinate the foundation of the program by networking, establishing and building relationships with community service providers, landlords and clients,  The Housing First Coordinator will advocate the program, coach and educate community members to create a network of support for Indigenous people who are at risk of being homeless there by providing further supports in the areas of housing; acting as advocates with Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, the court system, schools and medical services as Indigenous people strive for personal recovery, to maintain their families and live their best lives.

 

Program Manager of Services

Full time position in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Program Manager of Services will work within the Client Services portfolio and is responsible to the Director of Client Services.  Within the Client Services portfolio, the Program Manager of Services will lead, coach and support a group of employee’s within their program while ensuring ONWA’s vision, mandate, objectives and client deliverables are met.  This position will have an emphasis on women at risk of human trafficking and may/will also supervise front line staff in other programs such as Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC), Community Wellness (CWWW, Nihdawin Program, and the Youth In Transition worker). 

The Program Manager of Services is responsible for ensuring all programs are implemented and managed according to the program standards and guidelines and to facilitate achievement of the agreed program deliverables.

 

Trauma Informed Workers (4)

Full Time positions in Hamilton (1), Napanee (1), Ottawa (1), and Timmins (1), Ontario

Babaamendam, The ONWA Trauma-Informed Care Program, will integrate a wholistic, wrap around trauma-informed approach with culturally rooted supports, services and safe spaces. Trauma-Informed Care Workers will provide supportive, culturally sensitive and wholistic services that provide a safe space for Indigenous women to address their trauma, particularly for those women who are survivors of human trafficking and family violence, who want to exit these violent situations. They will provide supportive services including a full range of cultural teachings, practices and ceremony that will assist Indigenous women with addressing recent and historical trauma that has an inpact in their lives. 

 

Youth in Transition Worker

Full time position in Sioux Lookout, Ontario

The goal of the Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) is to support youth in their successful transition out of the child welfare system into adulthood. YITWs will help youth to develop and pursue their goals, and will support them to identify, access, and navigate adult service systems relevant to their specific needs. The YITWs will also support youth to connect to existing supports and resources within their communities including, housing supports, education resources, employment services and training, life skills training (e.g. financial management, household management), health and mental health services, and legal services.

 

 


 

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