North Bay Indian Friend Centre

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

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*JOB POSTING* FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker (Closes: 16 MAR 2018) Please see Job Description for full details…

Job Description

FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker


STATUS: Permanent/Fulltime (35 hours/week)

PURPOSE:    The FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker will be responsible for servicing individuals who are suspected or already affected by FASD in the urban area of North Bay.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker reports directly to the Executive Director


  • Ability to deliver presentations
  • Compile and deliver reports in a timely manner
  • Promote and deliver cultural appropriate programming
  • One on ones with clients that request services.
  • To develop and provide prevention programs for high-risk families with respect to issues of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Solvent Abuse and Family Dysfunction.
  • To develop flexible approaches to service delivery which result in inclusion of the “marginal” client groups in Urban Aboriginal communities, (ie. Street Kids, Substance Abusers, FAS whether diagnosed or not)
  • Increase awareness of FAS/FAE in the community and provide prevention skills
  • Design, develop and deliver FAS/FAE nutrition workshops for families and individuals
  • Work with existing programs (CAPC, CPNP and AHBHC) in the areas of child nutrition and FAS/FAE
  • Assist clients with receiving an assessment and diagnosis before the age of 18 (will not diagnose after that age)
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Formal training in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder considered an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years of education or work experience in the related field.
  • Experience working in mental health
  • Experience working with individuals and families affected by FASD.
  • Experience working with members of a multi-displinary team.
  • Ability to relate to clients and their families in a non-judgemental manner and holistic approach
  • Sense of creativity
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Able to advocate on behalf of clients and families
  • Ability to work in collaboration with internal/external agencies, as well as with families.
  • Strong knowledge of  urban Indigenous issues and needs, and experience working with urban Indigenous individuals
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Crisis Intervention Training, and First Aid certificates are essential
  • Food handlers Course.
  • Knowledge of the inner-workings of the local justice system
  • Experience in facilitating programming from development to delivery
  • Dealing with clients in a considerate, open-minded, and compassionate manner
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, reporting databases, and related technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Valid driver’s license with clean abstract, and access to reliable transportation
  • CPIC with vulnerable records check.
  • Ability to work flexible hours

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Deadline for resumes:  March 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Please forward cover letter, resume and (3) recent references to:


Kathy Fortin – Executive Director

North Bay Indian Friendship Centre

980 Cassells Street

North Bay, ON

P1B 4A6


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“We would like to thank all interested individuals; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, those of Indigenous descent will be given preference”