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Mental Health and Addictions Indigenous Cultural Helper

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Health Promotion/Public Health
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ALB00228998 Requisition #
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  • Classification: Assistant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: EDM Indigenous Health Program
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 07-SEP-2021
  • Date Available: 20-SEP-2021
  • 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: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Traditional Indigenous knowledge: Traditionally earned understanding about Indigenous cultural beliefs, values, customs, traditions, healing ways, ceremonies, traditional medicine, protocols. Guided ongoing development with Traditional Elders over the course of many years. Learning about Indigenous cultural identity that is recognized by other Indigenous people and is respectful in a health care environment. Knowledge about the effects of colonization and residential schools, including intergenerational trauma. Openness to continually learning. Non-traditional: 1-2 years of education in mental health and addictions. 1-2 years of education in humanities or social sciences. If part of a registered profession –registration in good standing with applicable governing body is essential. 5 years of work experience in in mental health and/or addictions. 5 years of work experience with Indigenous people.


Additional Required Qualifications:

Traditional: The journey and commitment from a traditional Indigenous way is life long and gifts and strengths for the work of an Indigenous Cultural Helper vary from person to person and cannot be measure in months and years. Some persons may have learned from their culture over a long time and not know how to provide care in a health care setting. Others may know about the health care world but not have journeyed very far knowing who they are in their traditional Indigenous culture. Some have journeyed well in both worlds and so can share their gifts and strengths from these experiences. Non-Traditional: Experience in culturally appropriate one on one support and guidance. Experience in facilitating “Sharing Circles’ – culturally safe group sessions. Experience in conflict resolution. Knowledge of and experience in community development and working within a holistic approach to health. Demonstrated commitment to working as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Ability to function with flexibility in a dynamic and changing environment. Initiative, good judgement, accountability. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrates good written skills and use of relevant computer software.


Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in humanities and/or social sciences preferred. Ability to speak a First Nations and/or Metis language is considered an asset.

Please note:

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

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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