Cultural Support Worker - Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) - (Full-time 1 year) Maternity Leave Contract
Job Summary: Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking fulltime services of a Cultural Support Worker for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls for a 1-year maternity leave position. 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.
About: Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professionals providing community-based services through the use of a wholistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing practices. The team includes: Traditional Health and Cultural Services, Primary Care, Health and Wellness and Mental Health & Addictions Services.
- 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
- A relevant post-secondary designation in human, Anishinaabemowin, or social services, 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 workshops, presentations and activities
- Grief counselling background, an asset
- Demonstrated interpersonal, listening and communication skills; ability to engage people to build trust and rapport
- Ability to work within a technology-based environment and electronic medical records
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin, an asset
- Current CPR, First Aid Certification (or willingness to obtain)
- Ability to travel including clear driver’s abstract and a reliable vehicle
- Valid Class G Driver’s License and own reliable vehicle
- Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status required
Submission: A cover letter, resume, certification, three (3) work-related references and current CPIC.
Applications: Can be received marked ‘Confidential’, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by facsimile at (705) 368-3922, or by mail:
Attn: Human Resources
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
To learn more about this employment opportunity, call (705) 368-0083 ext. 235.
Chi-miigwetch/Thank you for their interest in Noojmowin Teg Health Centre;
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.