Community Wellness Supervisor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 29, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Kenora, ON
Category Social Services
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
Contact Information
Applicants are asked to apply in confidence through our website (


Contract – Maternity Leave

Community Wellness Supervisor

Kenora, Ontario

POSITION SUMMARY: The Ontario Native Women’s Association is currently accepting applications for a Contract – Maternity Leave position of Community Wellness Supervisor in Kenora.

The Community Wellness Supervisor is responsible for supervising a variety of programs and staff within the Community Services portfolio. They will oversee the delivery of the assigned programs and services we deliver to our Community Members.

The primary responsibility of these community based workers are to develop, provide, facilitate and/or supervise a variety of local programming relating to reducing or preventing family and community violence, including community based family violence awareness and prevention education campaigns or activities in local settings (i.e. schools) or at local community events (i.e. Pow-Wows and health fairs). Implementing the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles through culture based programming and healing.


  • A minimum diploma/degree in the Health or Human Services field from an accredited University or College, and/or equivalent knowledge and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or management role.
  • Knowledge and experience in community based program services delivery and in the not for profit sector.
  • Experience in dealing with Indigenous Family dynamics and Indigenous communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communications coupled with strong facilitation skills and program development.
  • Strong awareness of issues affecting Indigenous women and their families including violence issues affecting Indigenous Women and awareness of available community resources.
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills with an ability to plan ahead define measurable objectives and outcomes and meet objectives/deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Solution orientated with proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prepare and write proposals.
  • Experience with program budgets and project financial management.
  • Knowledge and relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships within the community.
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources for Community Member referrals and guidance of team members.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Knowledge and working of Not-For Profit Organizations.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and presentation skills with the ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, with emphasis on keen listening and ability to effectively interpret verbal communications and needs of prospective Community Members.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office; competency working with other databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues facing Indigenous Women and their families.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • Current vulnerable sector criminal records check.
  • Valid 1st Aid/CPR.


  • Cultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work related deliverables.
  • Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
  • She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.


  • Suicide prevention/intervention and disaster response, access to required health, policing and social services.
  • Referrals to/service co-ordination of counseling, legal and/or treatment services for individuals and families experiencing a crisis or trauma, including liaison with non-Indigenous services to facilitate case management.
  • The Community Wellness Supervisor shall also be responsible for: A. Individuals and Families (Client Based Activities)
  • To identify and assess families and/or individuals in need of healing and wellness services.
  • To refer victims to appropriate services.
  • To promote Indigenous culture-based family healing.
  • To support the development of healing circles, peer support groups and self-help processes to assist in community healing, anger management, positive self-image development, alternative discipline methods and positive relationships.
  • To work with other community service providers to promote a coordinated approach to healing and wellness.
  • To provide ongoing liaison service and follow up to ensure family and individual needs are being met.
  • Supervise on site team to ensure the objectives and deliverables of the programs they represent are met and delivered in accordance with the funding agreement and within the all required timelines.
  • Works collaboratively with Program Manager of Services for all performance management including probationary reviews, and annual reviews of team members including day to day performance management.
  • Conduct team meetings and attend all staff meetings as needed and required.
  • Promote a healthy and safe work environment with all team members.
  1. Community (Participant Based Activities)
  • To promote healthy lifestyles by conducting workshops, seminars and public education forums.
  • To facilitate community events to promote healing, wellness, addictions free activities, positive parenting, family interaction and cultural awareness.
  • To participate in the development and establishment of culturally sensitive services which address family healing and wellness.
  • To facilitate the involvement of elders, senators and traditional people, who have undergone their own healing and wellness journey, in the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program.
  1. Other Community Services (Networking)
  • To establish a system of referrals.
  • To assist, upon request, non-Indigenous agencies in order to ensure that Indigenous Community Members receive the service and support they require.
  • To promote linkages amongst community agencies so that the Indigenous community will have greater access to holistic healing and wellness approaches.
  • To facilitate the understanding and support of community agencies for the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Complete monthly and submit to Director when required.
  • Complete quarterly reports on or before the requested due date.
  • Complete reports to funders as required.
  • Complete and attend supervisions with Manager and/or Director on a regular basis
  • Other reports or admin as assigned.


  • Promote the program within the community.
  • To adhere to professionalism is representing the organization at all times and maintain good communications.


  • Adhere to Policies and Procedures as set by the ONWA.
  • Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefits of ONWA’s programs.
  • To network and promote ONWA and all ONWA related programs.
  • Maintain good communication.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times.
  • The completion of functions outlined in the description and the achievement of goals set to a high level.
  • Attendance and conduct at work according to the requirements of the Association’s Personnel Policy.
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics, and positive relationship building.


To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.


The Community Wellness Supervisor will be directly accountable to Program Manager of Services for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.

Applicants are asked to apply in confidence through our website (

Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.

A job description is available upon request.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ONWA offers a very competitive compensation package including full benefits,

generous vacation allowance and savings plan.

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