Family Cultural Support Worker

Group 238

Job description

Family Cultural Support Worker will be a part of the Kikosewin Family Resource Network, providing teachings, stories, and cultural knowledge. The Family Cultural Support worker will share, guide and support families and staff in learning indigenous ways of being and knowing. Sharing knowledge of supports, resources, cultural connections and teachings in a non-judgmental, kind, safe and understanding way is imperative to the position.

The Family Cultural Support Worker will share information, teachings, and knowledge to help our non-indigenous partners become stronger, more understanding and support them to become stronger allies moving forward.

This position is a 2 year contracted position with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities

·         Work with children, youth and families and staff to establish and/or maintain their connection to Indigenous culture, history, and the community.

·         Facilitate and provide teachings to our partners in a kind non-judgmental way.

·         Provide families and staff with creative opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture, connecting them to ceremonies and community when requested.

·         Create cultural teachings for the youth/children that will allow them to feel connected to culture.

·         Establish strong relationships with families, youth, children, and community partners.

·         Link families, community partners to resources for continued learning opportunities.

·         Facilitate Indigenous Cultural teachings for our staff, participants, and partners.

·         Completion of contact notes and data entry when necessary.

·         Be able and willing to work in a drop-in setting when required.

·         Facilitate to either small or larger groups

·         Be willing to work some evenings and/or weekends when required.

·         Attend staff meetings

·         Attend monthly supervisions

Qualification Requirements

·         Human Services background

·         Minimum of 3-5 years’ work-related experience in community

·         Trained in facilitation for small and larger groups.

·         Understanding of the importance of Allyship and how to grow this.

·         Experience with conflict resolution.

·         Knowledge in the Indigenous culture and traditions.

·         Experience working with Indigenous families and communities.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain drivers abstract.

·         Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage.

·         Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).

·         Salary plus monthly auto allowance.

·         Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)

·         Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

Start Date: This position is to start as soon as possible.

Job Type: Full-time - 34.5 hours per week

Schedule: Day shift

Ability to commute: Possible travel throughout the mid and northern part of the province

Group 232