Cultural Support Worker 14034
Job Posting

Cultural Support Worker

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  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 shcs.lead@www.creatinghopesociety.ca 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.