Seeking a Cultural Support Worker
Creating Hope Society Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Program is an early intervention and prevention program created to support our program participants and provide a strength-based approach to enhance a family’s capacity by addressing and understanding their strengths, needs and their goals.
Our Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Program serves a diverse group of people and we need a Cultural Support Worker that reflects that diversity. This position is for folks who identify as Indigenous (First nations, Inuit and Metis).
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Promote and support traditional cultural teachings and practices for our children, youth and families such as Traditional Parenting.
- Provide supportive and trusting relationships with the family members
- Engage in collaborative community partnerships to promote traditional healing, cultural teachings and practice.
- Participate in team meetings, agency meetings and training deemed necessary.
- Maintain an appropriate record and information system and ensure that confidentiality is a priority.
- Ensure that all relevant documentation is complete (contact notes, pre-post evaluation, exit interviews be completed by team-lead).
- Adhere to Creating Hope Society’s policies and standards personnel policy.
- Maintain a healthy and safe environment.
- Help build a model of cultural safety for grieving, the ceremonial healing process, and to reintroduce the traditional ways of knowing and doing.
- Social Work Diploma, Human Services Diploma, or Aboriginal studies with lived experience
- Teachings and experience in traditional language, knowledge, healing practices and wisdom
- Experience working with children, youth and families.
- Experience with case management required.
- Demonstrates practical and historical knowledge of intergenerational trauma, stress and cultural repression
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment; self-motivated personality; ability to work independently and as a team player
- Demonstrates an ability to maintain composure and performance while under stress or pressure. Manages personal stress by utilizing various appropriate coping skills.
- Must have knowledge in Microsoft Office and Excel
- Must have reliable transportation and current valid Alberta Driver’s License and 2 million insurance and liability coverage
- Driver’s Abstract required
- Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Check required
Creating Hope Society’s policy and procedures prohibits any discrimination based on: Age; Ancestry; Color; Gender; Marital status; Physical or mental disability; Place of origin; Race or ethnic background; Religious belief; Sexual orientation or Source of income. Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Fax to 780-477-7918
This competition will remain open until we find a suitable candidate.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.