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Holistic Community Wellness Worker

Job ID51-F6-B7-5B-BE-48
CompanyNative Child And Family Services Of Toronto
LocationToronto
ProvinceOntario
Date Posted2022-02-23
Posted Until2022-08-22
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
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Description
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is an Indigenous, community controlled multi-service agency. Our mission is to provide support, ensure safety and enhance the quality of life for Indigenous families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. Our agency works within a holistic framework, which builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying issues and their solutions.

Classification: Contract Full Time (14 months)

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Indigenous population we serve. We encourage First Nation, Metis and Inuit applicants to apply and please self-identify in their cover letter.

Major Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Supervisor of the Holistic Team, the Holistic Community Wellness Worker will:
- Ensure all requests for services are processed in a caring, holistic, culturally-based, and professional manner consistent with NCFST's established standards, policies and procedures
- Conduct holistic family assessments, co-create goals/objectives with family and identify appropriate resources to meet needs
- Provide on-going support, advocacy, and referrals as required and ensure quality of service to community members through collaboration with all service providers
- Provide crisis support, advocacy and group based services as required
- Provide family counselling and grounding skills coaching using a traditional approach
- Spend time with community members and their families to co- create ongoing support circle
- Gather collateral information as appropriate from other community service agencies, etc...
- Complete all required documentation including manual records, statistical reporting and input into NCFST's computerized case management system
- Identify and refer cases to the appropriate resources and supports. Attend circles (transfer or other case conferences) as required
- Coordinate and oversee all case recordings and conferences.
- Work in a safe manner in accordance with the Society's Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and all relevant legislation
- Other duties as required

Qualifications
- Strong understanding and practice of Indigenous approaches to healing, including land-based practices and cultural knowledge.
- Connection to FNIM communities.
- Post Secondary education in a relative field and experience working with Indigenous Peoples
- Desire to learn clinical skills combined with Indigenous traditional approach
- Pass a vulnerable sector police records check
- Knowledge and awareness of the diverse urban Indigenous population
- Understanding of client-centred and First Nation, Metis and Inuit community-based work
- Team skills to work collaboratively with others
- Effective counselling and crisis support skills
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Time management, organizational and coordination skills
- Understanding of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Mission and values
- Understanding of workplace Health and Safety practices and understanding of an employee's responsibility under current legislation
- Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal relationships
- NCFST requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.
Salary$28.24 -$40.94 35 hrs/wk.
LanguagesEnglish
How To ApplyIf you are interested in this job opportunity, please click APPLY NOW on or before March 9, 2022.

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. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.