Cultural Support Worker Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full time services of a Cultural Support Worker for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Individuals. The Cultural Support Worker will provide both cultural and health support to families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls for their healing and wellness. The Worker will also be responsible for working with other area programs and to provide awareness and prevention messages.
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professions providing community-based services through the use of a holistic approach integrating both traditional and western healing methods. Our unique team includes: Primary Health (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners), Mental Health (Psychologists and Mental Health & Addictions counsellors and providers), Health Promotion (Healthy Living Children & Youth programs, FASD, and Child Nutrition, Food Promotion projects), and Traditional Healing (Indian Residential School Cultural Support and Resolution Workers, Traditional Healers, Cultural Support- Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Cultural Support –Espanola, and other Traditional Helpers). Services are offered on-site and community based through the Manitoulin Island District Seven First Nations Health Centres and Espanola area). The Cultural Support Worker will report to the Anishinaabe Aadzawin Manager, and under the direction of the Executive Director.
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.
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines (tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar), may occur within the work setting.
- Cultural and emotional support through the delivery of traditional/cultural and relevant health programming;
- Assist with the planning and coordination of conferences and gatherings and conduct community outreach to inform community members about available support services;
- Ensure that survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have access to an appropriate level of mental wellness support services, including human service sectors (health social services, justice, education, employment, etc.);
- Establish a supportive rapport with families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls through a network environment of collaborative services with both their home communities, external providers and Noojmowin Teg programs and services.
- Act as a liaison with health support services for counselling (professional, grief, healing and wellness), both individual and group as required;
- Maintain case and e-charting files, as well as workshop and other data collection.
A relevant post-secondary designation in human, Anishinabemowin, or social services, with a focus on Anishinabek people preferred
Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated and related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community working with adults and their families in a healing and nurturing cultural environment
Experience facilitating cultural relevant workshops, presentations and activities
Grief counselling background, an asset
Demonstrated ability to work with Anishinabek people of all ages
Demonstrated interpersonal, listening and communication (written and verbal) skills with the ability to engage people to build trust and rapport;
Experience in successful report completion to funders and administration
Ability to work within a technology based environment – computer, Microsoft office software, timesheet program, etc
An ability to work flexible hours to be accessible to clients and 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
Current CPR Level C and First Aid;
Ability to travel including clear driver’s abstract and a reliable
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: July 3, 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
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.