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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted June 10, 2024

Employment Opportunity

Location: Manitoulin Island

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) is a designated Child Welfare Service delivering Child Protection Services within seven member First Nations in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. KGCFS honours and supports our families’ and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs, and customs.


Full- Time Position

Starting Salary $43,596 + Pension & Benefits

The Receptionist will provide administrative support services to staff of Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS). Receptionists are part of a multi-functional Team where members are expected to possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity of the Anishinaabe culture. The Candidate will be part of a Team expected to be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.


  • Certificate or Diploma in secretarial course or business administration from a recognized College.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in secretarial and office services preferably in a Human Services organization.
  • KGCFS recognizes that a First Nation community member may possess the necessary skills and with on-going training and educational planning may fulfil the requirements of the position.


  • Provide telephone coverage during regular business hours by receiving all incoming phone calls, screen calls to determine suitability and transfer to appropriate agency personnel for service, record and relay information and ensure agency staff receives all phone contacts and communiqués.
  • Use judgement regarding the sensitivity and priority of phone calls and client contacts and direct them to the appropriate agency personnel or external services.
  • Manage the switchboard including the agency’s voice mail system and act as administrator to ensure the system is operable and efficient at all times.
  • Ensure that the applicable phone lines are transferred to the After Hours Worker at the end of each business day and immediately released upon beginning each business day.
  • Promote a professional image of the agency to internal and external contacts by greeting the public in a courteous and helpful manner; assist them by directing and announcing their arrival to appropriate staff, i.e., staff, collateral contacts, and clients.
  • Will coordinate action and complete requests in a timely and professional manner, and accurately report on a resolution.


  • Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time-to-time exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar, may occur within the work setting.

URGENT RECRUITMENT: Open Until Position is Filled

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at to review the full job description. KGCFS offers competitive wages, a generous benefit package and OMERS pension plan. Please submit your application marked “Confidential – Receptionist– Manitoulin”. Include in your application a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment related from recent employers. Please also detail in your application:  education, employment experience, and cultural participation. Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference by website, email, fax, or post at:

Human Resources – Confidential

Receptionist – Manitoulin

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, On

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At KGCFS We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. KGCFS services is based on a highly specialized approach to the delivery of child welfare in our area. Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates (please self-identify). Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

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