Community Band Representative for Child Welfare

Matachewan First Nation

Matachewan First Nation is looking for (under the direction of Band Manager) a Community Band Representative that will advocate/represent for/with Matachewan Firs Nation members that are involved with child Welfare agencies.

Matachewan First Nation

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide support services to MFN members that are involved or may become involved with Child/Family Services
    • Establish/develop an active working relationship with Child/Family Services agencies
    • Respond to all Child Welfare Agencies when notified of any members being involved with their agency
    • Ensure that Customary Care is practiced with all Band Members before court is considered
    • Participate in all Service Plans, Plans of Care or Service development for MFN Band Members
    • Develop BCR’s as needed
    • Review CCA’s prior to seeking Chief/Council approval for BCR
    • Present/report to Chief/Council when requested
    • Practice confidentiality to its’ fullest
    • Perform other duties as assigned or as required


    • Experience working with First Nation people
    • Fully understand Customary Care Agreements
    • Social Work Diploma or related
    • Fully understand the Child/Family Services Act (CFSA)
    • Must have knowledge of provincial Child welfare regulations
    • Knowledge of Matachewan First Nation and its’ practices
    • Knowledge of the history of Child Welfare as it pertains to Aboriginal Communities
    • Strong verbal and written skills
    • Experience developing detailed plans and critical path timelines as well as managing deadlines and completing priorities
    • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Must have valid G drivers licence and clean driving abstract
    • Must be willing to travel as required
    • Must have the ability to develop Plans of Care with form 33 applications in the court system
    • Must have the ability to coordinate time management to work with numerous families
    • Must have the ability to provide documentation to Chief/Council when requested
    • Will be subject to undergo drug and/or alcohol test prior to being hired and pass that test
    • CPIC required


CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 10, 2024

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Aboriginal Applicants will take priority.

If interested, please contact:

Please submit your resume to:

Band Manager
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 705-565-2585

P.O. Box 160
Matachewan, ON
P0K 1M0