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Cultural Support Worker

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted: June 16, 2023

Employment Opportunity                          

Location: Sudbury

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) is a designated Child Welfare Service delivering Child Protection Services within seven member First Nations in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. KGCFS honours and supports our families’ and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs, and customs. Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates, please self-identify in your application.

CULTURAL SUPPORT WORKER (Enaadmaaget)

(1) Contract Position

Starting Salary: $47,697 Annually

OVERVIEW

The Cultural Support Worker (Enaadmaaget) will work in collaborative cooperation with the Education Team in the delivery of job functions to assist children, families, staff and community partners for the preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First Nations, to strengthen the cultural identity for children, families, and staff and ensure children stay connected with their culture, language, and community.

QUALIFICATIONS    

Must possess a minimum of two-year college diploma from an accredited college in a discipline related to Anishinaabe Studies or Land-Based Learning considered an asset.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the delivery of services to Anishinaabe children and their families or a comparable social service program. However, a combination of skills, work experience and life learning experiences may be considered.
Preference for an individual living a traditional lifestyle, and learning being a life-long journey in pursuing to further learn traditional Anishinaabe lifestyle.
Must be willing to continue to learn the Anishinaabemowin language.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES

Must possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity to Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is a definite asset or must have the willingness to learn.
Must be willing to participate in the activities, events, and circles for the acquisition of cultural competence.
Prior work experience for placing of Indigenous practices, approaches, and methods integral to the design of Social Work practices and principles and Anishinaabe based methods that will help families achieve a healthier lifestyle and safe well-being.
An individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Anishinaabe history, clan system, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principles, and values is preferred, these qualities having resulted in maturity and good judgement.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time-to-time exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
Must be willing to comply by KGCFS COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

DEADLINE: June 30th, 2023, at 4pm

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.kgcfs.org/employment to review the full job description.

Please submit your application marked “Confidential: Cultural Support Worker: Contract”. Include in your application a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment-related from recent employers.

Please also detail in your application:  education, employment experience, and cultural participation.

Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference: by website, email, and fax at

Human Resources – Confidential

Cultural Support Worker– Sudbury Contract

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, Ontario   P0P 2J0

Email: hr@kgcfs.org

KGCFS We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request. Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

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