One Arrow First Nation, Elder In-Residence

December 20, 2022

Community Posting

One Arrow First Nation

POSITION:     Elder In-Residence


2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE – 1 Female, 1 Male




Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Child Safety Services, the Elders In-Residence are responsible for providing direct and indirect cultural services to the One Arrow First Nation Child Safety Services and Prevention Departments, children, youth, families, caregivers, community, and staff in order to develop and enhance cultural service practice of the community.

The Elders In-Residence will develop and deliver locally accepted cultural practices for the community in consultation with community Elders and cultural practitioners to facilitate preservation and promotion of traditional practices within community and Indigenous peoples whom we serve to enhance positive and strong cultural identity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and Implement Cultural Resources for the Agency:

Main Activities:

  1. Act as a resource to provide cultural guidance to ensure the community consistently provides relevant and culturally appropriate services;
  2. To provide Cultural support for children, youth, families, communities, and staff;
  3. Assist in the development and maintenance of a resource list of cultural people, resources, and other Elders/Knowledge Keepers available to the community;
  4. Assist in the development of cultural plans, on an annual basis, that reflect supporting the connection to one’s cultural identity for children, youth, families communities, and staff;
  5. In collaboration with Cultural Connections Liaison Worker, the Elder In-Residence shall develop and implement a cultural plan to help support and increase the cultural capacity of staff to ensure that client assessments and plans are reflective of the child, youths cultural needs;
  6. Provide training/learning opportunities for community staff about cultural practices, teachings, ceremonies and traditions that workers can implement in their day-to-day practices;
  7. Train community partners on cultural practices, teachings, and ceremonies to ensure a consistently unified and culturally appropriate helping process;
  8. Provide cultural support and guidance at community meetings and gatherings to guide discussions and decisions;
  9. Establish linkages to community traditional helpers;
  10. Implement cultural teachings and ceremonies as required and requested;

Relationship and Team Building: Work collaboratively and cooperatively at all levels:

Main Activities:

  1. Demonstrate behaviours, actions and attitudes that are consistent with Protection, Prevention and communities’ vision, mission, and values;
  2. Provide opportunities for the enhancement and development of positive cultural identities of the children, families and communities served;
  3. Ensure appropriate communication and consultation with Director at appropriate times;
  4. Ensure effective and professional communications with all internal and external service providers;
  5. Share information according to community and legislative privacy and/or confidentiality guidelines;
  6. Work respectfully, positively, professionally, and collaboratively with team members.

Provide administrative and reporting functions relative to the position:

Main Activities:

  1. Complete administrative functions and reports and adhere to community policies, procedures, and relevant practices;
  2. Ensure confidentiality and safekeeping of all community documents and records;
  3.  Develop and maintain a detailed work plan of activities;
  4. Develop and maintain accurate, up-to-date, and concise work files;
  5. Prepare and deliver reports;
  6. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other relevant legislation;
  7. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and statistics;
  8. Prepare and submit attendance records and travel expense claims;
  9. Follow the community’s human resources, finance and other policies and procedures in the performance of duties
  10. Other duties as assigned in relation to one’s responsibilities.


Qualifications and Education:

  1. The Elder In-Residence attain the required knowledge and skills through completion of a Human Services degree or combination of relevant life experience will be considered. He/she will have extensive knowledge of culture diversity.
  2. Willing to work flexible hours.
  3. Must submit a satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of Bill C-92, Child Welfare Case Management and The Child and Family Services Act.


  • Full-time permanent position



  • Competitive salary and benefits package



This position is stationed at One Arrow First Nation, which is located 100 kilometers north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


How to APPLY:


Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2023

 Please apply through EMAIL in confidence with a cover letter, resume, a CPIC & VSC and three professional references to:

Arlene Matchap, Human Resources Manager:

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Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites – open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities – open for application by the general public

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