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Sacred Child Wellness Worker (female)

Minwaashin Lodge

August 8, 2023

Minwaashin Lodge

Indigenous Women’s Support Centre 

2323 St. Laurent Blvd 

Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8

Internal - External Job Posting

Sacred Child Wellness Worker (female)

(Relying on Provisions of Section 23 of the Ontario Human Rights Code)

Position reports to:    Manager, Children and Youth Programs  

Location:                         2323 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8
Work Conditions:         Located in an office setting; very low/low risk environment 

Start Date:                       Immediate 

End Date:                         Until Filled 

Benefits/Pension:        Attractive benefits pkg

Salary:                               Salary dependent on work experience 

Under the Accessibility of Ontario and Disability Act (AODA), Minwaashin is committed to fostering an equitable, accessible, and inclusive workplace.


The Sacred Child Wellness Worker role is to aid in the implementation of activities/programs associated with the Sacred Child Program. This position requires knowledge of family violence issues with emphasis on the perspective and needs of children who witness and knowledge/understanding of the holistic approach to healing through tradition and culture.


  • To work with the Manager to create a safe environment for the families and children

  • To provide emotional and practical support to abused women and their children

  • To help children learn, share and explore culture and tradition related to family healing

  • To maintain and update resource material

  • Responsible for Play Lodge upkeep, organizing and cleaning toys after each visit

  • Prepare Play Lodge for family meetings/access visits

  • To prepare art activities

  • To help with food bank deliveries and distribution to community

  • Prepare healthy snacks & meals for children participating in program

  • Implement cultural relevant activities and programs

  • Work in partnership with other City agencies to provide programs and services.

  • Accompany team members on outreach/ home visits/access visits

  • Maintain program statistics, provide written and verbal reports, conduct intakes, andkeep client files updated and current

  • Maintain records according to CAP-C requirements

  • Attend weekly team meetings and monthly staff meetings


  • College Diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent combination of education and work experience with children

  • Minimum one-year experience in the field

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office


• First Nation, Inuit, Métis or non-status 

• Bilingual


  • Current Criminal Records Check

  • CPR/First Aid Certification (willingness to train)

  • Driver’s License/clean driving record required for operation of Commercial vehicles

  • Personal vehicle with 2 million liability insurance an asset

  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as required.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, a complete resume with three (3) references to Kate Holden– Finance/Human Resources- Minwaashin Lodge, 2323 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8 or email to:

We thank all those that apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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