POSITION: Cultural Resource Worker (1)
POSTING DATE: Dec 11, 2023
DEADLINE: Until filled
JOB LOCATION: Nelson House, MB
START DATE: TBD
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable, pending education and experience
WORKING HOURS: Currently under revision.
Are you compassionate, caring and empathetic? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders? Do you want to help stop the cycle of intergenerational trauma that has impacted First Nations people, families, and communities? If so, we are looking for you to work with our dynamic teams who enjoy empowering people who strive to live a good life, from the path of a good heart.
This position is an integral part of the treatment and prevention teams that assists the Counsellors in the development of holistic assessments and healing plans that encompasses traditional values, beliefs, and practices. Reporting to the Senior Counsellor, their primary role is to coordinate and deliver all aspects of the traditional, cultural, and land-based activities offered in the Nelson House Medicine Lodge programs. They will work directly with clients in the eight (8) week, inpatient treatment program and any outpatient treatment programs. They will work collaboratively with staff and community partners so they may help their clients begin to understand how the cultural teachings and ceremonies serve as a foundation for their personal healing and recovery. *For a complete job description, inquire within.
Due to the nature of the program, the Cultural Resource Worker must have at least one full year of abstinence and free of all substances.
Experience of the traditional Indigenous way of life and spiritual practices and have respect for others’ teachings; Knowledge of various traditional techniques, group facilitation and presentation skills; Sound interpersonal & human relation skills; Ability to facilitate cultural camps, workshops, and ceremonies; Ability to provide teachings of the four sacred medicines and conduct annual harvesting activities; Fluent in an Indigenous language, preferably Cree; Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft applications; and ability to read and write in English Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills; Must have strong work ethic and ensure confidentiality of employees and clients; Certified in First Aid and CPR or willing to obtain; and possess a minimum valid Class 5 Driver’s License and / or willing to obtain a Class 4 License. All applicants must provide a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons Checks and sign an Oath of Confidentiality.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
This position is unique in that it requires a person who is knowledgeable in the Indigenous and Western worldviews; Demonstrate a good working knowledge of traditional healing practices, natural plant medicines, teachings and be able to conduct healing ceremonies that will aid our clientele in their recovery from trauma, addictions, and withdrawal from substances. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working directly with clients and their families afflicted with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Employer is willing to train candidates who do not have the education but demonstrate a passion and the ambition to work in this field.
After a successful 3-month probationary period, employees are eligible for the NHML’s comprehensive benefits package that includes dental and vision care, disability insurance and life insurance; Two-bedroom units available for rent on NHML property; Opportunities for training and participating in Indigenous practices that aid in the healing of program participants; Commuter vehicle for those who reside in Thompson; Moving allowance for those relocating to Nelson House.
Send cover letter, resume, Adult Abuse and Criminal Records Checks to:
Abigail Church, Operations Manager
Phone (204) 484-2256
Cell (204) 670-5261
Email: [email protected]
We thank all those that apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.