• Indigenous Engagement Specialist

    Posted: 07/23/2020

    Indigenous Engagement Specialist
    ·Carepros - Edmonton, Alberta

    Employment Type Contractor
    Minimum Experience Mid-level

    Setting a new industry standard for caregivers!

    Who We Are:

    CarePros is a rapidly growing home care agency based in Edmonton, AB. At CarePros, we are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for our client’s and their loved ones. We deliver the highest level of care by leveraging leading edge technologies, cultural competency, and compassion from the best caregivers in industry. To maintain our place as an industry leader, we believe in continuously adapting our delivery model by implementing evidence-based practices from newly published research into training programs.

    Quality home care is a fundamental human need; it gives us peace of mind that in the event of illness or tragedy, our loved ones will be taken care of. CarePros strives to hire the best and we value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. What makes CarePros special is how much we encourage independent decision making, sharing of information, and respect candid discussion. We want great people working together as a team and that makes us fun, flexible, creative, collaborative, and successful.

    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.

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