Position Description: Indigenous Women’s Program Coordinator + Reintegration Support Worker
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton (Efry) advances the dignity and worth of women and girls who are criminalized and those considered at risk. EFry recognizes and is deeply concerned about the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in the criminal legal system. As an agency, together with our sisters through the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, we call for important policy and governance reform that will recognize and eliminate the discrimination, victimization, and criminalization of Indigenous women throughout Canada.
On a local level through our Indigenous Women’s Program, we strive to empower Indigenous women in our community to overcome obstacles and barriers in their lives, to (re)connect with Indigenous culture, and to foster self-awareness, independence, and leadership. This program is holistic, utilizing the teachings of the Medicine Wheel.
Program Objectives include but are not limited to: providing supports and advocacy to help women to (re)connect with Indigenous culture, teaching skills and building knowledge to encourage self-sufficiency and healthy decision making, and promoting health and self-care. This program supports women to seek release from imprisonment at the earliest possible eligibility, to reintegrate successfully in the community and build important systems of support along the way.
Program Delivery (programming will need to be offered virtually, or over the phone, instead of in-person for the time being)
1) Supports for Indigenous Women
2) Community Liaison
3) Indigenous Craft Program
4) Traditional Parenting Program
Skills, Education and Other Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
This position is fulltime (35 hours per week). Starting salary is based on our board approved salary grid.
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