Indigenous Cultural & Spiritual Educator

Group 238

Job description

Nikihk Indigenous Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist those experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education. The Indigenous Cultural & Spiritual Educator supports families in areas of spiritual guidance, traditional healing and emotional support within the Indigenous culture.

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 Nikihk Housing 1st positions for the purpose of cover off as needed and requested by the Team Leader

Qualification Requirements

  • A Native Studies Degree or equivalent; or 3 – 5 years minimum of relevant experience.
  • Must have the ability to empathize with those experiencing significant barriers in their lives.
  • A significant understanding of the issues of poverty is essential.
  • Must have an understanding of the impact the loss of culture identity and intergeneration residential school syndrome has had on Aboriginal people.
  • 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.
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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

**CANDIDATES WITH A COMPLETED CRIM AND IRC (WITHIN 6 MONTHS) WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY. MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE AND HAVE A RELIABLE VEHICLE.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $3,860.00-$4,053.00 per month

Benefits:

  • Automobile allowance
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Work Location: In person

Start Date

This position is to start as soon as possible.

Resumes: Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@bentarrow.ca.

Group 232