Indigenous Engagement Specialist

CarePros (Edmonton AB, Canada) 13 days ago

Who We Are:

CarePros is a leading disability and children’s services agency with 160+ team members. CarePros not only provides services to children and youth living with a range of complex medical and behaviour diagnoses, but also specializes in supporting the transition of youth with disabilities into adulthood.

CarePros is a highly awarded organization with accolades including the 2020 Alberta Business Award of Distinction for Diversity, the 2020 Alberta Business Award of Distinction for Young Entrepreneur, as well as achieving Number 13 on the Canadian Business Startup List for 2020. With a combined 50+ years of management experience, CarePros has successfully grown its capacity and service offerings to provide 400,000+ hours of care across 300+ families over the last several years.

The Opportunity:

We are currently looking to hire the services of an Indigenous Engagement Specialist in Edmonton, Alberta. This position will be a contract position working 1-2 times per week.  

As the Indigenous Engagement Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for engaging youth, families, community, and organization's staff in culturally enhanced programming.
  • Play a key role in developing and implementing culturally appropriate wellness options within central region to support each youth in reaching their full potential.

Who You Are:

As an Indigenous Engagement Specialist, you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, customs, and beliefs
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and/or assist in the history of Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Teachings/Ceremonies, Sacred Family Circles/Family Group Conferences
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language (s) will be a definite asset
  • Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other behavioural issues
  • Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact wellness approaches for children and youth
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills
  • Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset.
  • Willing to work flexible hours that meet the needs of the children and families (may include some evenings and weekends).
  • A diploma/degree in Indigenous Studies or Human Services disciplines would be an asset; however, a combination of formal and/or informal training will be honored and considered.
  • Previous experience to facilitate and/or assist in cultural training/ceremonies is preferred. Please note: if education is in Social Work, the candidate must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW)

Other qualifications include:

  • You are certified in First Aid and certified as a CPR Level C.
  • You have a valid and current Class 5 Drivers License and proper vehicle insurance coverage.
  • You have passed a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check. 
  • You have the physical wellness and mental health awareness to handle daily exercise routine and other requirements as prescribed by the care plan and a high capacity for managing stressful situations. 

We thank everyone for applying, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Indigenous Engagement Specialist

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