Under the general direction of the Team Lead, the Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Worker (SHCSW) will serve as an ally to mentor, guide and develop a cultural base program called “Creating Hope Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Program” and other duties as required.
Upon referrals from the HUBS, SHCSW consults with Indigenous participants to provide/connect them with a range of Indigenous-specific supports in the HUBS that Creating Hope Society serves.
Program Summary: Creating Hope Society is a Spoke service serving the HUBS: YMCA North Central, Fort Saskatchewan Families First, Leduc County and the City of Leduc. The Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Worker will work with the Team Lead and HUBS to identify the needs of individuals and families. The program and services are based on respectful dialogue and engagement. A strong focus will be providing holistic activities that offer social and personal wellness in a safe environment. This position is based in Edmonton and will work with the YMCA North Central Family Resource Network. Some evening and week-ends may be required.
The goal of Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Program is to support our participants by providing a holistic strength-based approach. The program is designed to enhance the families’ capacities, needs, resources and goals in their communities. These can include but are not limited to: cultural activities, support groups, in-home support, daily support to program participants, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Using a culturally informed model that is rooted in early intervention and prevention, the SCSW walks alongside clients in their self-identified and self-determined goals for healing, culture, and community integration; while providing and accessing resources as needed.
Diversity: Serves a diverse group of people, and we need a staff group that reflects that diversity. This position is for folks who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Native American, Inuit, and Metis).
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Creating Hope Society’s policy and procedures prohibits any discrimination based on: Age; Ancestry; Color; Gender; Marital status; Physical or mental disability; Place of origin; Race or ethnic background; Religious belief; Sexual orientation or Source of income.
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