Fire Keeper/Harvester (1FTE)

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking services of a Fire Keeper/Harvester, working under the guidance and supervision of the Knoweledge Keeper/Traditional Healers. The Fire Keeper/Harvester prepares and tends to the sacred fire and maintains the upkeep of the healing lodge and plant medicine storage area with inventory, tracking and the harvesting, making and storage of seasonal plants. The individual will collaborate/assist with the Knowledge Keeper/Traditional Healers to support healer clinics and appointments in the role of the Firekeeper/Harvester. Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professions providing community-based services through the use of a wholistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing methods. The team includes Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Addictions, Primary Care and Traditional Healing and Cultural Services. The Firekeeper/Harvester will report to the Health & Wellness Manager.

Duties

  • Prepare and tend the organization’s sacred fires, maintains up keep of the healing lodge and other traditional healing spaces where services are delivered
  • Support traditional healing services to community members and their families/caregivers under the guidance of the Knowledge Keeper/Traditional Healers
  • Expand knowledge and skills in traditional medicine and healing practices
  • Actively learn and be mentored by the Traditional Healers
  • Support organizational integration, quality improvement and cultural safety
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the program’s goals and objectives

Qualifications

  • Is a recognized Fire and Lodge Keeper by regional Traditional Healer(s)
  • Growing knowledge of regional Indigenous teachings related to medicines
  • Growing knowledge of traditional healing ceremonies
  • Ability to support the development and delivery of cultural safety training and other workshops
  • Knowledge of First Nation communities of Manitoulin Island
  • Knowledge of the cultural services available on the First Nations within the Manitoulin Island catchment area
  • Growing knowledge of regional indigenous culture and history
  • Skilled in interpersonal relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to plan, organize and schedule
  • Growing ability to speak Anishinaabemowin
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer applications and other database

Submission Pre-requisites:

  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Three current work-related references with contact information

Send to: Human Resources
Attn: Human Resources
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Hwy. 540, Postal Bag 2002
48 Hillside Rd., Aundeck Omni Kaning FN
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

E: info@noojmowin-teg.ca
W: www.noojmowin-teg.ca 

T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
F: (705) 368-3922

We thank all for their interest and application. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2182 | Fax: (705) 368-3922 | info@noojmowin-teg.ca

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705) 862-7991