Apatisiwin Employment and Training Counsellor

The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre (NFC) is a not-for-profit, culture and community-based organization mandated to serve the needs of urban Indigenous people in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area. The NFC is currently accepting applications for a permanent full-time position as Apatisiwin Employment and Training Counsellor (AETC).

Position Objective and Responsibilities

The Apatisiwin Employment and Training Counsellor is intended to enhance the Friendship Centre’s efforts to support employment and training activities and outcomes, as well as ensure the effective delivery of the program such that urban Indigenous Service Users gain education, experience, and skills to improve employability and/or achieve and maintain meaningful employment. The AETC will deliver services to eligible Service Users by assessing their needs, supporting the development of an action plan to address identified employment barriers.

The AETC will develop employment opportunities through employer partnerships and economic development activities; support Service Users to stay in school, return to school and transition along the education and employment continuum; and advance urban Indigenous community development through increased labour force participation and retention.


· Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, social work, community development OR combination of education and experience

· The candidate will have a minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated work experience with employment and training

· Indigenous heritage is a preference and Ojibway language an asset, ref. Aboriginal Employment Policy, Section 4- 4.03

· Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures and history, with emphasis on the impacts of trauma; strong awareness of social determinants in Indigenous community engagement and community outreach

· Strong advocacy and people skills

· Experience in building and maintaining positive working relationships with local organizations/institutions to foster collaborative and coordinated approaches to positive employment and training outcomes

· Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build strategic partnerships within the community and region to support employment and training initiatives

· Proficiency in MS Office applications and Database applications – statistical and narrative reporting;

· Good organizational and administrative skills

· Excellent report writing skills

· Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the organization;

· Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel when required

· Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or be willing to be certified

· A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer

· Proof of COVID 19 Vaccination required

Salary: $ 47,000.00 annually (with a 3-month probation)

Only Resumes which include a Cover Letter and Three (3) Working References will be considered.

Please email to the attention of:

Cynthia Gray, Program/Human Resource Manager

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

Email: manager@nogofc.ca

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