Indigenous Social Worker (Temporary)

$75,499 - $83,887 yearly
  • Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • Welland, ON, Canada
  • Apr 06, 2024
Student Services

Job Description


Are you an empathetic and caring professional with good judgement looking to join an organization that makes a difference in the lives of so many young people? Do you have exceptional communication skills ready to support and assist our students in achieving academic success? If you want to join a community of professionals working to make a difference then we may just have the opportunity for you!

As an Indigenous Social Worker you would provide therapy to Indigenous students in schools, and consult with schools regarding behavioural management, social-emotional issues, and social skills development.


  • Inclusive, high-performing culture;
  • Staff Wellness Resources;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program; including wellness resources;
  • Ongoing learning and career growth.


  • Provide therapy to Indigenous students with mild to moderate mental health and addiction issues, and youth whose clinical presentation is appropriate for treatment within a school-based setting. This includes scheduling sessions with students and families in your respective area;
  • Provide psycho-social assessments and develop treatment plans for students;
  • Liaise with community agencies to ensure effective responses to students and families; and complete community referrals when necessary;
  • Consult, mediate, advocate and problem solve with principals and school teams about students with mental health concerns; crisis and tragic events and will work cooperatively, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with staff and students;
  • Support Indigenous students in all schools and programs on a needs basis for grief and bereavement support;
  • Provide support to students in the Alternative Education Program;
  • Provide professional development opportunities, as directed;
  • Carry out other professional duties as assigned by the Manager of Mental Health and Well-being and the Superintendent of Education.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) or Master’s Degree in equivalent area;
  • Registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario;
  • An Indigenous background;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous people, barriers and culture;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering culturally responsive services to Indigenous students and families;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a community or educational setting an asset;
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

This is a full-time temporary position.

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Catholic Education Centre, Welland, ON with travel as required.

SALARY: $75,498.65 - $83, 887.39 per annum.

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Niagara Catholic, we are an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity with qualified staff who reflect the communities we serve. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates within our recruitment processes, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you are contacted by the Niagara Catholic District School Board, please advise if you require an accommodation.