The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.
ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.
ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language and heritage. Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization. ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.
The Breaking Free from Family Violence Worker(s) will support Indigenous women in a culturally rooted, holistic way, to assist women in navigating through the complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters. The workers will focus on crisis management and stabilization, awareness and education, planning and goal setting, liaise with service providers and provide conflict resolution support for Indigenous women and their families. They will build dependable, reliable, and trustworthy relationships with women and mothers, while preserving their dignity and promoting a holistic approach among all service providers. This will help ensure the rights of the mother and child are both upheld.
The Breaking Free from Family Violence program will utilize a comprehensive approach to addressing and eradicating violence against Indigenous Women and their children. It will enhance and provide supports across service areas that are designed to meet the unique needs of Indigenous women who are involved with both the child welfare systems and violence against women sectors. It will provide services to Indigenous women, their children, families, and communities by creating wrap around services that meet their cultural, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
RESPONSIBILITIES - SPECIFIC:
RESPONSIBILITIES – ADMINISTRATIVE:
RESPONSIBILITIES – PUBLIC RELATIONS:
EXPECTED STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.
The Breaking Free from Family Violence Family Support Worker will be directly accountable to Branch Manager for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority. ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools. We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe