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Indigenous Cultural Helper

e4c is hiring an Indigenous Cultural Helper on a one-year term to educate, support and facilitate organic learning moments to residents and staff in alignment with Indigenous protocols and relationships.

Hours: 40 hours per week during regular weekday business hours. 

Why You Should Apply   

  • Engage with individuals to support their journeys towards healing, recovery and learning.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
  • Full time position includes: health, dental, matching RRSP contributions, sick days, 3 weeks’ vacation, an employee assistance program and other work related benefits.

In Your Role You Will

  • Build relationships and create opportunities for residents to explore cultural and spiritual practices.
  • Explore and provide opportunities for residents to participate in events, activities and cultural ceremony in alignment with Indigenous protocols and relationships.
  • Educate staff and residents on Indigenous culture through natural opportunities and relationships to promote spiritual safety.
  • Develop and maintain community and neighborly relationships to increase access and knowledge to ceremony and spiritual practices.
  • Provide consultations and regular input to staff regarding case-management decision-making, policy changes, program development, and operations.
  • Engage in daily household tasks with residents through role modelling, forming relationships and working with harm reduction, trauma-informed, person-centered and recovery orientated practices.
  • Communicate and document pertinent information to staffing and integrated care teams.
  • Transport residents to and from events in the community.
  • Complete administrative tasks including: observation reports, critical incidents, finance documentation and tracking forms.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Degree in the area of Human Services, Psychology, Education or a related discipline. Employment and lived experienced equivalencies will be considered.
  • Recognition by an Indigenous community as someone who follows and lives traditional protocol with the intent of being a cultural helper.
  • Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Certifications (or willingness to obtain): Medication Assistance, Food Safety, Standard First Aid and CPR, De-escalation, Suicide Intervention.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Insurance ($2 million dollar liability), Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.

Experience

  • 7+ years’ experience using Indigenous cultural approaches with people who have experienced trauma.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a cultural helper role.
  • Depth of knowledge and practical expertise regarding local Indigenous cultural practices with the capacity to support and facilitate a range of spiritual and cultural experiences both within and external to an Indigenous worldview.
  • Depth of knowledge regarding the issues that contribute to poverty, homelessness, addictions, and mental health needs.
  • Experience and ability with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based, recovery-oriented, and collaborative practice.

Apply

When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and relevant experience.

At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.

Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.