Expired on: Jun 7, 2023

Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”.  The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders.  The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery.

Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • The 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
  • A retirement savings plan with company contributions

Position Description

Reporting to the Social Emergency Manager, the Social Emergency Support Worker will assist in emergency management activities through all five pillars of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Social Emergency Support Worker will work directly with community emergency management teams to help prevent or reduce the impacts of disasters on KCA member communities.

During crises, this support will provide in-person assistance to frontline staff in areas such as food security, transportation, procurement, documentation and recordkeeping, communications, accommodation and bookings, as well as any other areas which will support relief efforts, in tandem with other supports as requested by community emergency management teams.

In between response activities, the Social Emergency Support Worker will act as a liaison between the KCA Emergency Management Team, our organizational partners, and our communities to support the success of community-driven preparations, responses, and recovery. The focus will be to build community capacity by helping to develop and maintain emergency preparedness plans with involvement of community leadership and Elders so that responses are culturally safe, respectful, and appropriate for each individual community. Building partnerships with collaborators to support mitigation and enhancement measures will be critical for attaining the best possible outcomes during an emergency

Position Title:                 Social Emergency Support Worker

Department:                   Environmental Public Health

Salary:                             Per Annum, after successful probationary period

Term:                              Full time – 1 FTE

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

Reports to:                     Social Emergency Manager

Summary of Duties

  • Support the Social Emergency Manager in emergency planning and response activities
  • Act as a liaison between community leadership, regional emergency partners, and the Social Emergency Manager. Develop and maintain active working relationships with relevant local, provincial, and federal partners
  • Assist with organization of evacuations including but not limited to, client registrations, maintaining client profiles (medical, identification, and transportation needs), evacuation site set-up, transportation arrangements, repatriation support, etc
  • Maintain documentation according to the JEMS evacuation standards
  • Link clients with services while taking care to respect confidentiality and privacy laws
  • Directly assist clientele with transportation to appointments, delivery of medications, food security, and other emergency needs
  • Arrange support for detox, medical appointments, and internal/external referrals for medical, mental health, and cultural needs
  • Be an active support to Chief and Council in Emergency Response teams, recovery coordination and team support with an emphasis on land-based and cultural strengths and resiliency building. Support each community in their response and recovery by participating in community emergency response meetings and identifying areas where additional supports, expertise, partners, and collaborators can support mitigation and enhancement measures for best possible outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Training in Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Assist, and other MHA training
  • Training will be available but any of the following training is an asset
    • Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Incident Management System (IMS) 100, 200
    • Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Basic Emergency Management (EM) 200
    • Incident Management System Emergency Operations Center’s (IMS 250)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: computer, organization, networking, interpersonal, presentation and communication (written & oral)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitation and presenting to diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language and experience in working in First Nation communities is considered an asset

Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Must be able to carry over 30 lbs
  • 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 Wednesday June 7, 2023 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@www.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

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