Cultural Outreach Counsellor

  • CompanyChippewas of Kettle & Stony Point
  • Education / CredentialsPost-secondary degree Social Work, Indigenous studies
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/12/2021

Job Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Permanent Full Time

PROGRAM AREA: CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

POSITION TITLE: CULTURAL OUTREACH COUNSELLOR

REPORTING PROTOCAL: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES ………………………………………DIRECTOR

POSITION SUMMARY: The Cultural Outreach Counsellor (COC) will work directly with Kettle & Stony Point First Nation male population. They will provide immediate counselling support when secondary trauma is experienced due to the direct involvement of a child welfare agency. The COC will address counselling needs due to historic trauma and its impacts and coordinate and facilitate culturally based teachings to relearn and reclaim male roles and responsibilities within the family unit. Through programs offered and engaging the Elders/Healers for talking circles, and cultural teachings/ceremonies they will assist in developing to enhance Indigenous knowledge and identity while promoting healing and reconciliation. COC will support individuals to build stronger families by enhancing peoples’ lives through personal growth and development. As well as Will providing awareness programs and referrals to appropriate internal and external organizations to address addictions parenting capacity, domestic violence, etc. They will collaborate with clients in the development of a plan of care directed towards addressing the root causes of their individual issues and will provide outreach through attending home visits, addiction management centers, court buildings, healing lodges, land-based ceremonies, etc. Consistent follow-up will be required to support the family. The Cultural Outreach Counsellor will act as a cultural resource to ensure that the male/father’s perspective is being respected and implemented by the child welfare agencies.

education requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree Social Work, Indigenous studies and/or combination of an equivalent and relevant education

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated and related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community.
  • Crisis or Suicide Intervention training is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous men, children, youth and families in a healing and reconciliation capacity.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have dependable transportation.
  • Will be subject to a vulnerable section Criminal Reference Check and updated as required.
  • 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.
  • Must possess knowledge and understanding relating to Indigenous culture, ceremony and the approaches to healing.
  • Must have extensive working experience with Indigenous people, knowledgeable and understanding of historic trauma and its impact on Indigenous people.

DIRECT SUPPORTS:

  • Work individually with fathers to identify strengths, resources and areas for development and to develop a holistic support plan.
  • Provide direct traditional-based counselling when secondary trauma is experienced due to the direct involvement of a child welfare agency.
  • Provide coordinate/facilitate healing circles, domestic violence and addiction awareness programs based on Indigenous perspective for the fathers and/or male caregivers in the child welfare system.
  • Coordinate and support talking, teaching and healing circles, with a priority to services for Indigenous males in the child welfare system.

HIRING REQUIREMENTS:

  • KSPFN encourages all qualified individuals to apply. However, preference will be given to qualified First Nations people in accordance with KSPFN’ General Principles of the Human Resource Management Policy, section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, sub-section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and section 7 of the Employment Equity Act. First Nations candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration can self-identify themselves in their cover letter.
  • Successful applicant must provide a current and up to date CPIC and vulnerable sector background check upon hiring.
  • Successful applicant must provide a copy of their Diploma and other related certificates
  • Applicants must consent to a full background check upon hiring.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SEALED APPLICATION, COMPLETE WITH A DETAILED RESUME

AND A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) WORK RELATED REFERENCES,

By March 12, 2021 – 4:00pm

TO: Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation,

ATTN: Human Resources
Email: human.resources@kettlepoint.org

Fax: 519-786-2108

A full Job Description is available by request by emailing human.resources@kettlepoint.org

Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE QUALIFCATION STANDARDS AND

REQUIREMENTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED.

AN UPDATED CPIC AND A REFERENCE CHECK WILL BE

REQUIRED FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PRIOR TO FINAL CONFIRMATION OF EMPLOYMENT

https://kettlepoint.org/