TWHLS is led by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. Our goal is to empower First Nations, Inuit and Metis to overcome inter-generational trauma and break free of conflicts with the law so that they may find balance and retake their honoured place in society. Compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individuals, with a passion to support restoration of identity are invited to apply for job opportunities as they arise.
Due to the nature of our culturally based social services, TWHLS encourages applications from Indigenous women (Section 24 (1) (a), Special Employment, Ontario Human Rights Code).
TWHLS is a grass-roots organization made possible by the the passion and energy of volunteers. In addition to employment opportunnities, we may be able to provide internships and work-integration placements to dedicated individuals.Volunteer Information
Active Job Postings
Overnight Support Staff
Internal/External Job Posting
Terms: Contract Position
Hours: Part-time. Less than 34 hrs. per week
Salary: to be negotiated
The Overnight Support Staff will provide overnight support and services to women at the Lodge. This position is a part-time position. The Overnight Support Staff will represent Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society by demonstrating the qualities of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Respect, Honesty, Truth, Humility, Courage Wisdom and Love.
All staff must possess an understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by Indigenous women who have come into conflict with the Canadian correctional system.
• Practice strict COVID 19 Procedures and Protocols at all times.
• Assists clients using a holistic approach focused on healing, rebuilding, and attending to practical needs
• Provides appropriate professional understanding and intervention in response to emotional, behavioural, physical, and cultural needs of clients.
• Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
• Maintains confidentiality of residents while exercising good judgement and discretion in dealing with confidential information.
• Completes all necessary documentation, including written records/reports, case notes and checklists
• Provide guidance to clients in relation to mental, emotional, physical, and cultural supports
• Performs other organizational duties as assigned
• Maintain security and safety of house
Team Support and Development
• Contribute to the orientation and training of new staff, students, and volunteers.
• Participate in informal and formal team meetings to review and discuss cases, secure, and offer advice concerning clients and provide input into team and operational issues.
• Comply with the agency Health and Safety plan.
• Comply with agency policies and procedures.
• Perform other tasks as assigned by management.
• At minimum, a post-secondary diploma in social services or a related field
• Experience in residential setting is considered an asset
• Knowledge of the impact of the incarceration of Indigenous women
• In depth knowledge of Indigenous, history, culture, and traditions along with an understanding of the barriers facing Indigenous peoples.
• Valid Level I First Aid Certificate
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Experience providing individual and group support
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
• Understanding and delivery of trauma informed, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.
• Ability to deal effectively with conflict and crisis.
• Previous work experience in a social service environment as a volunteer or in a support capacity may replace formal education requirements for some occupations in this unit group.
• Knowledge about trauma, factors leading to incarceration for Indigenous women
• An understanding of Indigenous issues, advocacy and/or donor environment around Indigenous women’s rights.
** We strongly urge Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) individuals to apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Patti Pettigrew
Please subject email: Overnight Support Staff
Only successful candidates will be contacted.