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One Arrow First Nation, Cultural Connections Liaison Worker

December 20, 2022

Community Posting

One Arrow First Nation

 

POSITION:     Cultural Connections Liaison Worker

REPORTING TO: DIRECTOR OF CHILD SAFETY SERVICES

 

Position Summary:

To ensure the provision of Indigenous cultural teachings and knowledge within all aspects of programming within the Prevention & Child Safety Services Departments and community to ensure safe and appropriate cultural practices and boundaries.

To act as a cultural resource and support as required. To promote healing and reconciliation for community children, youth and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Supports

  1. Facilitate talking, teaching and healing circles, with a priority to services and supports for community, youth and families;
  2. Provide direct traditional-based counselling and participate in case planning and integrated case planning;
  3. Acquire, maintain and care for education tools/resources e.g., language resources, history books, art, and traditional and sacred items;
  4. Deliver traditional medicines’ education, e.g. teachings, care for use, storage, medicine bags, growing/picking;
  5. Deliver traditional food education e.g. teachings on health benefits, harvesting, growing, preparing, storing;
  6. Promotion of language restoration;

Coordination

  1. Connect with Elders and/or traditional resource people to conduct ceremonies as appropriate to the local customs and traditions;
  2. Support the planning of traditional dancing, singing, drumming, community and/or seasonal celebrations/feasts, traditional and social events;
  3. Coordinate culture/social nights and community feasts, Elder socials and Elder/senior appreciation activities and Elder/youth knowledge exchange/mentorship activities;
  4. Coordinate land-based activities, e.g. hunting, fishing, trapping etc.;
  5. Facilitate space and opportunities for traditional arts & crafting;

Planning and Networking

  1. Work with Child Safety Services and Prevention staff in support of the development of culture-based work plans
  2. Networking is done to ensure a well-maintained directory of Elders and traditional knowledge keepers is available for the purposes of ceremonial and traditional healing supports for community children, youth and families.
  3. Participation in relevant training and professional development activities in accordance with the communities’ objectives and within budgetary constraints;

 

Qualifications and Education:

  1. Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement, and community outreach;
  2. Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous children, youth and families in a healing and reconciliation capacity;
  3. Exceptional knowledge of Indigenous historical and contemporary issues;
  4. Past experience in annual, quarterly and monthly statistical reporting;
  5. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills;
  6. Fluency in the Nehiyaw language is an asset;
  7. Satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check;
  8. Class 5 Drivers license and reliable vehicle.
  9. Knowledge and understanding of Bill C-92, Child Welfare case management & The Child and Family Services Act.

Term:

  • Full-time position

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

 

Location:

This position is stationed at One Arrow First Nation, which is located 100 kilometers north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

How to APPLY:

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2023

Please apply through EMAIL in confidence with a cover letter, resume, a CPIC & VSC and three professional references to:

Arlene Matchap, Human Resources Manager: amatchap@onearrow.ca

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Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites – open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities – open for application by the general public

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