Community Assistant Worker Job Posting

Job Posting
Shibogama First Nations Council
Community Assistant Worker


  • Full Time Employment. 35 hours per week.
  • The person should be prepared to be flexible as the worker will often be expected to work evenings and weekends from time to time
  • Spend time out and about in the community visiting local people and groups as well as attending meetings
  • It is intended the successful candidate is to start by end of February 2015


Primarily in the First Nation community

Position Summary:

The RERP Community Assistant Worker will work under the supervision of Tribal Council and closely work with the Project Coordinator and Project Consultant and community members to develop a Community Readiness Plan. This will include he/she to coordinate community engagement, collect local and regional information, communicate project progress updates, among other duties.


  • Strong communication – written, verbal and listening skills;
  • Ability to build good relationship and earn people’s trust and respect as well as ability to relate to people with different backgrounds;
  • Tactful and sensitive approach;
  • Patience and perseverance - for coping with challenges and setbacks;
  • A non-judgmental attitude
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and motivation;
  • Good organizational planning, and administrative skills - ability to coordinate community meetings, site visits, etc;
  • Good computer skills and experience with software (ie Word processing, spreadsheet; etc)
  • Ability to speak Oji-Cree and translation is preferred;
  • Good understanding of social and community issues;
  • Some skills in researching, analyzing data/information and writing reports;
  • Be familiar with local and regional economies (business and labor)
  •  willingness to learn;
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Grade 12 minimum or equivalent

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

-    Work closely with the Shibogama Tribal Council, the community, the consultant as well as others to develop a Community Readiness Plan to address change/transition from major capital infrastructure development and improve community quality of life – work with individuals, families, and the whole community to: 

  • identify their opportunities, needs, rights and responsibilities
  • Plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate actions on respecting being ready for regional major capital development (ie regional electrification)
  • Develop activities and services needed to be in place to capture economic (business and labor)  and other opportunities as development unfolds and then becomes operational;
  • Coordinate community engagement ;
  • Communicate with community members on the RERP Project and document input and feedback - gather opinions, data and information required from the community;
  • Act as a link between the project team and the community ;
  • Communicate with community members, elders and leadership to ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide input and direction on the Community Readiness Plan;
  • Report and communicate with Project Team;
  • Promote the project and educate community members  on energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy;
  • Coordinate on-site visits, meetings, radio shows, poster and other media distribution, etc.
  • Actively participate in weekly teleconferences and on-site meetings throughout the project;
  • Implement components of the community engagement plan, such as door-to-door visits, radio shows, surveys, etc.
  • Reporting 
  • Duties as assigned, including hydro meter readings in a timely fashion.

Wage Rate:


Submit Cover letter and Resume to by:

February 27, 2015

Drop off to:

Arlene Meekis-Jung, Economic  Development Officer
c/o Wawakapewin First Nation Band Sub-Office Office,
P.O. Box 477,
Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
P8T 1A8
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