Job Posting 73196

Cultural Navigator
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Edmonton area
Edmonton, AB
closing today (Tue, 27 Jul)
full time

Indigenous Youth Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist high risk youth experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education.

Responsibilities

  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories;
  • Database entry-Weekly Reports
  • Assess clients’ relevant skills strengths and cultural needs;
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community;
  • Resolve conflict, Advocate for clients
  • Conduct home visits to discuss clients cultural needs, provide guidance and support from a cultural perspective
  • Transport clients to ceremonies and cultural events
  • Provide clients with access to Elders, spiritual advisors, and ceremonies
  • Provide support to the Trauma Support Worker in creating a mental health healing plan with the clients-Minimal Life skills facilitating
  • Host cultural events for clients involved in the program
  • Provide community agencies with Aboriginal Awareness and opportunities to access cultural events and ceremonies
  • Partner with community agencies in offering their clients access to cultural events and services.
  • All staff are to be cross trained in Eagles Nest Indigenous Youth Housing First positions for the purpose of cover off as needed and requested by the Team Leader
  • Other duties as required by the team leader

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in a Human Services preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience as Cultural Educator or extensive knowledge of the Indigenous culture, traditions and practices.
  • Must have knowledge in cultural practice, ceremonies and protocols.
  • Must have knowledge of the Indigenous history and the intergenerational impact.
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth is an asset
  • Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
  • Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Experience with Microsoft office and database such as Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
  • Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

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