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Apitipi Child & Family Services-Family Respite Worker-Matheson

CDSSAB - ES -Cochrane

Full-Time • Cochrane Region


Reporting to the Director of Apitipi Child and Family Services, the Respite Worker will be responsible for providing short intervals of relief for Parents and providing temporary primary care of children. The Respite Worker provides support for children by facilitating a routine in the home that matches the structure provided by the Parents.


·         Provide nurturing and positive caregiving to the children / youth in the House Parents/ Parents absence.

·         Following routines for the children / youth; getting them ready for school, preparing nutritional meals, teaching life skills, following hygiene needs and bedtime routines, etc.

·         Keeping the home clean and tidy.

·         Interact and engage with the children and youth, based on their developmental needs and interests and resources that stimulate their learning. Providing age-appropriate and needs-appropriate supervision.

·         Use nurturing and strength-based language to support positive self-identity.

·         Assist children and youth in building emotional intelligence through supporting and guiding behaviors with a nurturing approach.

·         Support children in learning about their cultural identity in age-appropriate ways access to opportunities to learn or maintain Indigenous language.

·         Support healthy family connections by facilitating family visits as directed by the guardian agency.

·         Maintain accurate reporting of daily file recordings, logs, email, incident reports, meetings, and phone conversations.

·         Communicate concerns, needs and observations to the Director in a timely manner.

·         Following outlined Case Plans and child safety plans.

·         Follow AAN policies regarding confidentiality, social media use, and professional conduct.

·         Accompany children and youth to appointments as directed by the house parent/ parent.

·         Recruit Safe Homes for those clients who are in care or at risk of child welfare intervention and provide Respite services to Safe home Parents.


·         Completion of high school and/or Diploma in Social Service Worker or ECE

·         Knowledge in Child and Family Services (CFS) legislation.

·         Certified in Crisis intervention and/or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is considered an asset

·         Certified in or be willing to be certified in First Aid/CPR

·         Knowledge of child development

·         Knowledge of Addictions and Trauma and the effect it has on families.

·         Demonstrate knowledge and/or understanding of Indigenous perspectives, First Nations culture and traditional philosophies.

·         Good communication, organization, problem solving and team skills.

·         Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license and provide a clear drivers abstract.

·         Must have access to reliable vehicle

·         Must be available to work outside normal business working hours and weekends when required

Apitipi Anishinabek Nation is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce: preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nation, Inuit, Metis).  

Closing Date: Until position filled

If you are interested in this challenging but rewarding position, please send your resume:


Job Expires: 2024-06-02

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