Cultural Support Worker 1 Year Contract (Maternity Leave) Espanola & Ara
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the services of a Cultural Support Worker for outreach and culturally relevant services to indigenous people living off-reserve within Espanola and area. This is a one-year, maternity leave contract. The successful candidate will possess a sound familiarity and experience with cultural and traditional supports and practices of Anishinabek people.
As the successful candidate, the Worker will work closely with internal and external health, social service, justice, and education providers within Espanola and surrounding area, providing cultural safety, cultural support and culturally relevant activities. The incumbent will be a member of Noojmowin Teg’s multi-disciplinary team and will contribute toward building culturally knowledge and practices of the team. To successfully meet the program goals, the Cultural Support Worker will possess relevant cultural and traditional knowledge and practices, and be a strong collaborator and resource to area partners in working with indigenous people.
The Cultural Support Worker will be central in ensuring that Anishinabek community members in the catchment area have access to cultural activities and culturally relevant support. Working closely with other Noojmowin Teg available services, and other local stakeholders, and supervised by the Program Manager, the Worker’s services will be guided by the Seven Grandfathers, local traditional teachings as well as the Mission, Values and Guiding Principles of Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.
Check us out at our web-site for more information about the organization at: www.noojmowin-teg.ca.
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
- A relevant post-secondary designation in human, Anishinabemowin, or social services, with a focus on Anishinabek people preferred
- Extensive work or personal experience in a cultural support capacity with Anishinabek people
- Experience facilitating cultural relevant workshops, presentations and activities
- Demonstrated ability to work with Anishinabek people of all ages
- Experience in successful report completion to funders and administration
- Ability to work within a technology based environment – computer, Microsoft office software, etc
- An ability to work flexible hours to be accessible to community members
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, and ability to be self-directed
- Understanding and sensitivity to the Anishinabek community’s cultural diversity
- Ability to speak Anishinabemowin, an asset
NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the
Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
How to apply
Please submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, Proof of Registration/Designation a current vulnerable criminal records check (dated no later than three months), a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract. Please mark correspondence as “Confidential” Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile or email.
Please submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, copy of registration, a current vulnerable sector check, a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract. Please mark correspondence as “Confidential”. Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile, or email.
Application Deadline: December 9, 2019
Attn: Human Resources Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
48 Hillside Road, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy 540, Little Current, ON P0P1K0
T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
F: (705) 368-2229
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.