Youth Cultural Outreach Worker – Anishinabek News

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted:Jan 26, 2024

Employment Opportunity                          

Location: Sudbury

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) is a designated Child Welfare Service delivering Child Protection Services within seven member First Nations in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. KGCFS honours and supports our families’ and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs, and customs. Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates, please self-identify in your application.


(1) Contract Position

Fixed Salary: $59,559


Under the direction of the Specialized Services Supervisor, the Youth Cultural Outreach Worker with work with a new youth outreach team serving youth aged 14-24 residing within the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin to provide outreach-based intensive cultural support as part of the outreach-based wholistic wellness supports.  The Youth Cultural Outreach Worker is required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends to provide cultural supports where the youth are residing, along within community settings and member communities within the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin to attend community cultural and wholistic wellness services, supports and events with youth. The Youth Cultural Outreach Worker will work in collaboration with the cultural team and traditional resources for the preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First Nations, to support the youth’s overall wellness through strengthening cultural identity and ensuring youth stay connected with their culture, language, and community.


A Child and Youth Worker Diploma preferred. A diploma or degree in a related field in combination with related experience may be considered.

Two (2) years of direct minimum experience with at-risk populations.
Required experience in delivery of cultural services and programs with youth and youth adults.
Experience working with youth aged 14-24 including knowledge of harm reduction, safety planning, and crisis intervention.
Lived experiences as a First Nation community member in the First Nation/Urban community setting.
Previous work with coordinating and developing services with Indigenous youth is an asset


Must possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity to Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is a definite asset or must have the willingness to learn.
Must be willing to participate in the activities, events, and circles for the acquisition of cultural competence.

Prior work experience for placing of Indigenous practices, approaches, and methods integral to the design of Social Work practices and principles and Anishinaabe based methods that will help families achieve a healthier lifestyle and safe well-being.
An individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Anishinaabe history, clan system, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principles, and values is preferred, these qualities having resulted in maturity and good judgement.


Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time-to-time exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar, may occur within the work setting.

DEADLINE: February 9th, 2024 at 4pm

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at to review the full job description.

Please submit your application marked “Confidential: Youth Cultural Outreach Worker: Contract”. Include in your application a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment-related from recent employers.

Please also detail in your application:  education, employment experience, and cultural participation.

Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference: by website, email, and fax at

Human Resources – Confidential

Youth Cultural Outreach Worker

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, Ontario   P0P 2J0


KGCFS We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request. Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

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