Indigenous Women's Traditional Wellness Coordinator

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Health Promotion/Public Health
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00110794 Requisition #
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The Indigenous Women’s Traditional Wellness Counselor provides cultural and spiritual supports and intervention services to First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI). This position coordinates zone-based cultural activities and traditional healing options for Indigenous women, provides expertise on FNMI subject matter and mentorship for zone-based cultural education, and facilitates awareness and linkages to other FNMI Elders and Spiritual Leaders, provides support the AHS Wisdom Council and maintains designated AHS sites for FNMI spiritual interventions and cultural support services.

Description:

The Indigenous Women’s Traditional Wellness Counselor provides cultural and spiritual supports and intervention services to First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI). This position coordinates zone-based cultural activities and traditional healing options for Indigenous women, provides expertise on FNMI subject matter and mentorship for zone-based cultural education, and facilitates awareness and linkages to other FNMI Elders and Spiritual Leaders, provides support the AHS Wisdom Council and maintains designated AHS sites for FNMI spiritual interventions and cultural support services.

  • Classification: Aboriginal Cultural Helper
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: CAL.Indgns Wellness Supports
  • Primary Location: Southport Tower
  • Negotiable Location: Within Calgary Zone
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 26-AUG-2019
  • Date Available: 05-SEP-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $22.84
  • Maximum Salary: $38.07
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Diploma or certificate in an approved health related program in a regulated profession (e.g. Social Work, LPN). Registration (including provisional registration) in good standing with applicable college or eligible for registration in respective professional body.


Additional Required Qualifications:

Recognized by the Indigenous community as having accrued traditional rights to facilitate ceremonial, spiritual and/or teachings. Training and guidance in the use of traditional Indigenous approaches to wellbeing; Previous experience in a health care setting or in a human services field. Advanced experience/knowledge of Indigenous healing methods, culture and traditions. Knowledge and respect for the diversity of Indigenous populations and communities. Knowledge of Indigenous history, worldview, perspectives, beliefs/values. Ability to facilitate traditional Indigenous protocol, traditional medicines, and Aboriginal Healing methods. Must possess and demonstrate outstanding professional and personal ethics, compassion, empathy and respect for vulnerable and diverse clientele. Ability to work independently and as part of a health care team. Critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Commitment to life-long learning. Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with others. Demonstrates good written skills and use of relevant computer software.


Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to speak a First Nations and/or Metis language is preferred. Ability to translate Indigenous Ways of Knowing is preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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