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Traditional Healing Coordinator

Job ID99-EA-1A-F0-CE-6C
CompanySt. Joseph's Care Group
LocationThunder Bay
Date Posted2020-07-30
Posted Until2020-09-28
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
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Reporting to the Director, the Traditional Healing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating access to Traditional Healers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, providing traditional healing through the coordination of ceremonies, access to traditional medicine and cultural programming, and creating cultural knowledge exchange and translation in a safe and welcoming environment. The Traditional Healing Coordinator will serve across St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG), role modeling Indigenous values and promoting quality client-centered care through spiritual and cultural services for Indigenous clients.
Education Requirements-Degree or diploma in social services, Indigenous studies, or a related field
Essential Skills- Superior ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
- Ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
- Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including community partners within the Indigenous community
- Ability to support the multi-faith context
- Ability to think and act strategically in a health care sector environment, including the ability to conceptualize and implement change strategies
- Excellent organization and time management skills; strong project management
- Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Demonstrated computer proficiency including skills with MS Office applications
- Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
- Ability to speak Ojibwe or Oji-Cree is preferred
- Ability to travel to various work locations, and provide own transportation is required
Experience- An individual who is of Indigenous ancestry with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous culture and tradition, worldview, history, ceremonies, and language
- Minimum 5 years' experience working with Indigenous people in the health or social service field
- Experience and knowledge of medicines, traditional healing, ceremonies and cultural teachings
- Experience working with Elders, Traditional Healers and Knowledge Keepers
LanguagesAbility to speak English is required and the ability to speak Ojibwe or Oji-Cree is preferred.
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