Expired on: May 24, 2024

Are you looking for a career opportunity with a healthcare organization that not only positively impacts lives but also prioritizes client well-being and values its employees as essential contributors? Join us and be part of a team dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative environment
  • Enriched job fulfilment and
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • HOOPP pension plan with company contributions

Position Description

Reporting to the Niigaaning Biimaadiziwin Child and Youth Development Manager, the role of the Service Coordinator is to implement service coordination functions for children and the families of KCA member communities by providing families of First Nations Children with a knowledgeable resource to help them access health, education and social supports through Jordan’s Principle; to contact Indigenous Services Canada on behalf of such children and their families, and to navigate existing federal and provincial/territorial health, educational programs and social services to address a child’s needs.

Position Title:                  Jordan’s Principle Coordinator

Department:                   Development Services of Children and Youth

Salary:                              $ 65,000–$75,000 Per Annum,

Term:                                Full time – 1 FTE

Location:                          240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:                     NBDS Program Manager

Summary of Duties

  • Meet with member communities and coordinate with service providers and organizations to promote awareness of and access to Jordan’s Principle
  • Encourage and support families to bring forward their cases to Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) Jordan’s Principle focal points to seek Service Access Resolution funding from ISC by way of a. Encouraging children and families to authorize the Service coordinator to submit their cases on their behalf; or
  • Encouraging and assisting families to apply themselves if they prefer to do so and to offer to assist them in such cases
  • Where families are experiencing difficulties accessing service providers, collaborate with and identify opportunities to build relationships across all aspects of health, social and education services systems, including First Nations, federal, provincial, and territorial services, and programs; service providers and communities to facilitate access to needed services and supports
  • Work with First Nation communities to proactively identify children with unmet needs to facilitate early intervention and timely access to services and supports
  • Undertake follow-up with clients/families and key contacts to ensure the child is receiving and maintaining the services required
  • Identify and work collaboratively with federal, provincial, territorial, regional and community partners to implement promising practices and evidence-based models, service arrangements and supports, where possible
  • Promote services access where culture is reflected in care where First Nations people are treated with respect, compassion, and cultural understanding, and assist to build cultural competency within the region and broader health, social, education and other systems
  • Collect information and support case coordination with Jordan’s Principle focal points to ensure seamless transition of cases and assist ISC in distribution of annual client surveys and the conduct of Jordan’s Principle evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • University degree or college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (social work or health related)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: computer, organization, networking, interpersonal, presentation and communication (written & oral)
  • Experience working with children and families-knowledge of referral process
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language
  •  Experience in working in First Nation communities is an asset

Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel when required
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday May 24, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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