INTERGENERATIONAL STRENGTH & RESILIENCY COORDINATOR
Company: N'Amerind (London) Friendship Centre
Location: London, ON
Required Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated and related work experience with health and social services
Job Type: Full-time, Contract
Education/Credentials: Possess post-secondary education in mental health or addictions, Indigenous studies, social work, child and Youth work
Cover Letter: Required
Application deadline: 01/09/2024
Position: INTERGENERATIONAL STRENGTH & RESILIENCY COORDINATOR
Term: Full time until March 2024
Posting Date: December 4, 2023
Closing Date: January 9, 2024
The N’Amerind (LONDON) Friendship Centre is centrally located in the urban Indigenous community of London and has been an active supporter of Urban Indigenous people since its incorporation in 1967. To ensure that the intergenerational traumas caused by Indian Residential Schools are addressed
through strengths-based approaches to achieve and maintain a good mind while promoting healthy lifestyles, improving individual and family emotional well-being, and providing access to cultural knowledge and activities that foster self-respect and identity. We are looking for a dynamic employee
who is willing to work hard to ensure the promotion of The N’Amerind (LONDON) Friendship Centre Mission, Value and Visions.
• Demonstrates knowledge and a clear understanding of the historical and intergenerational traumas carried among the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.
• Demonstrates an understanding of all other systemic issues faced by urban Indigenous communities.
• Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal, prevents conflict and shares resources to encourage symbiotic relationships within the organization.
• Attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered.
• Takes pride in the work that is accomplished and understands the function of tasks within the larger picture of the organization.
• Coordinates with other Friendship Centre programs, staff, and Indigenous organisations to promote a coordinated approach to healing and wellness services.
• Participates in priority-setting at external committees and coalitions relevant to addressing intergenerational traumas.
• Improves service system pathways relevant to intergenerational trauma, mental health and addictions for urban Indigenous individuals and families.
• Promotes the development of protocols and referral agreements with urban Indigenous organizations, mainstream health and social service agencies, Indigenous traditional health practitioners, and other relevant community partners and stakeholders as it pertains to the needs of
the urban Indigenous community.
• Improves awareness and understanding across communities of Indigenous cultural values and historical context, especially as relates to intergenerational trauma or other factors that impact mental health and addictions.
• The candidate will possess post-secondary education in mental health or addictions, Indigenous studies, social work, child and youth work or combination of the equivalent and relevant education.
• The candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated and related work experience with health and social services and Indigenous cultural approaches to mental health and addictions issues.
• The candidate will have strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on the impacts of trauma, family violence, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach.
• The candidate will have a proven ability to organize, evaluate, communicate, and present information, both verbally and written.
• Takes initiative by undertaking and completing tasks, duties and other projects with minimal direction and ensures all are completed efficient and effective manner.
• Always demonstrates professional standards of conduct.
• Utilises effective time management in all duties and responsibilities.
• Respects all within the organization in compliance with the Lateral Violence Policy and Code of Conduct.
Please read the following very carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Interested applicants must submit:
1. A cover letter that demonstrates that you meet all the qualifications through your resume
submission and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for the position.
2. Your resume.
3. A copy of all relevant educational degrees, diplomas and certificates including driver’s licence.
4. Three (3) written employment references including your current or most recent employer.
Must be submitted in person, lettermail, email or FAX marked INTERGENERATIONAL STRENGTH AND RESILIENCY COORDINATOR and “CONFIDENTIAL” no later than January 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm to:
Glenn Forrest, Executive Director
N’Amerind Friendship Centre
260 Colborne Street
London, ON N6B 2S6
Only those contacted will be granted an interview.
Preference will be given to qualified Turtle Island Indigenous people or members of First Nations, Inuit
and Métis including treaty, status or registered Indigenous people, as well as those non-status and non-registered who self-declare as such.
All applicants understand and agree that by submitting a job application; at their cost, the successful candidate will be required to submit a clear Vulnerable Sector Check from website of the police service in your local community, as a condition of employment