NOOJMOWIN TEG HEALTH CENTRE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – CULTURAL SUPPORT WORKER
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Full-time Contract ending March 2022 (Position may be extended pending further funding approval)
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 Mental Health & Addictions Manager.
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, 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.
- Cultural and emotional support through the delivery of traditional/cultural and relevant health programming including mental health and addiction services;
- Assist with the coordination and planning of conferences and gatherings;
- Conduct community outreach to inform community members about available support services and provide resources as needed
- This may include connecting individuals to preventative services and support such as referral to mental health and addiction counselling, harm reduction services, referral to other health care services as required;
- 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, Anishinaabemowin, 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 understanding of substance abuse principles including harm reduction practices;
- 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, electronic medical records (EMR) 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 Anishinaabemowin, an asset;
- Current CPR Level C and First Aid;
- Ability to travel including clear driver’s abstract and a reliable vehicle;
- Clear vulnerable sector check is required.
Submission Pre-requisites: 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.
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 7, 2020
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Hwy 540, 49 Hillside Road
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Postal Bag 2002
Little Current, ON P0P1K0
Ph: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
Fax: (705) 368-2229
We thank all for their application. Only those under consideration will be contacted.