Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Worker (SHCSW) Yearly Salary: $32,760.00 to $43,680.00
Based upon experience and Indigenous knowledge
Seeking a Cultural Support Worker
Diversity: serves a diverse group of people, and we need a staff group that reflects that diversity. This position is for folks who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis). Creating Hope Society 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.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Promote and support traditional cultural teachings and practice for our families, community, and staff.
- Assist in creating and maintaining an environment of safety and wellness in the programming areas.
- Work with children and families to provide cultural teachings and assist in the development and implementation of cultural components to the programs using tools such as Traditional Parenting.
- Provides supportive and trusting relationships with the Family members
- Engages 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.
- Ensure that accurate program and client records are maintained, and that confidentiality is apriority.
- Ensure that all relevant documentation is complete (contact notes, pre-post evaluation, exit interviews be completed by team-lead)
- Adheres to Creating Hope Society policies and standards personnel policy.
- To 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, or 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.
- Demonstrates practical and historical knowledge of intergeneration trauma, stress and cultural repression
- Promotes cultural values and increases awareness about cultural traditions and spirituality.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment; self-motivated personality; ability to work independently and as a team player
- Mentors, encourages and participates in cultural, recreational, and social programs that offer positive and healthier alternatives to balanced lifestyles
- 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
- CRIM check required
- Child Welfare Intervention check required