HIRING: Community Wellness Worker

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 the surrounding area. The NFC is currently accepting applications for a full-time position as the Community Wellness Worker. 

The Community Wellness (CW) Worker will deliver culture-based, wholistic healing and wellness programs and services, including family violence prevention and safety plans, that fosters improvements in the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals and their families. The CW Worker will be responsible to provide peer support and assistance to individuals where required and requested, to minimize the negative effects of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours and family violence. 

The Community Wellness Worker will plan and deliver programs through an integrated approach, in a team environment, and where appropriate, in partnership with external agencies. Additionally, the CW Worker will collaborate to ensure the needs of the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre (NFC) are met and that planned NFC social and recreational activities are effectively and efficiently delivered. 

Employment Requirements 

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in the field of social services or related field; OR a combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the Hiring Committee. 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Child Welfare System; Child, Youth, and Family Services Act; and the Justice System (Family Court Processes); 
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history; Indigenous health concerns; and issues regarding family violence; 
  • Strong working knowledge of the local social service network and ability to create and maintain positive working relationships; 
  • Must have skills and experience in planning and implementing programs and presentations; 
  • Must have networking and communication (verbal and written) skills; 
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications – statistical and narrative reporting; 
  • Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the organization; 
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision; 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel when required; 
  • Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification; food handling or be willing to be certified; 
  • Good organizational and administrative skills; 
  • Indigenous heritage a preference (ref: Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy); and, 
  • A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer. 
  • Must be fully vaccinated (COVID 19) 

If you are interested in qualifying for the position, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three (3) Working References to the attention of:  

Cynthia Gray, Human Resources/Program Manager  

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre  


Application is open until the position is filled.  

**** Only those selected for an interview will be contacted **** 

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3Z5
(705) 775-0387
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