Cultural Navigator

Indigenous Youth Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist high risk youth experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education.

Responsibilities

  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories;
  • Database entry-Weekly Reports
  • Assess clients’ relevant skills strengths and cultural needs;
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community;
  • Resolve conflict, Advocate for clients
  • Conduct home visits to discuss clients cultural needs, provide guidance and support from a cultural perspective
  • Transport clients to ceremonies and cultural events
  • Provide clients with access to Elders, spiritual advisors, and ceremonies
  • Provide support to the Trauma Support Worker in creating a mental health healing plan with the clients-Minimal Life skills facilitating
  • Host cultural events for clients involved in the program
  • Provide community agencies with Aboriginal Awareness and opportunities to access cultural events and ceremonies
  • Partner with community agencies in offering their clients access to cultural events and services.
  • All staff are to be cross trained in Eagles Nest Indigenous Youth Housing First positions for the purpose of cover off as needed and requested by the Team Leader
  • Other duties as required by the team leader

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in a Human Services preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience as Cultural Educator or extensive knowledge of the Indigenous culture, traditions and practices.
  • Must have knowledge in cultural practice, ceremonies and protocols.
  • Must have knowledge of the Indigenous history and the intergenerational impact.
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth is an asset
  • Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
  • Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Experience with Microsoft office and database such as Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
  • Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

How to Apply

You can send your cover letter and resume via hr@bentarrow.ca