Braiding the Sweetgrass (BTS) is a program, offered by Hull Services, that provides a guided process for urban Indigenous families, blending traditional Indigenous activities and Western therapeutic practices, to bring about individual and family well being. The overall goals of the program include providing information and a number of experiences in 4 areas: legacy education, brain development and trauma, culture and history, and developing community.
Braiding the Sweetgrass is currently seeking individuals to assist in the facilitation of culturally specific programming for Indigenous families. Working alongside BTS Facilitators & Elders, this role supports the delivery of programming to promote participation, learning, and growth by helping to blend cultural activities and teachings with trauma informed care and activities that support healthy brain development. The successful candidate will assist in creating a safe and respectful environment for everyone, responding to behavior management needs with an approach consistent with our cultural teachings and our trauma informed perspective. In addition to playing a role in group delivery, relief staff must be willing to contribute to group preparation needs (e.g. transportation, room set-up, meal prep) and post-group debriefings to share their perspective and bring value to planning for the group.
Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who may experience emotional and psychological disorders, mental illness, behavioural and developmental challenges.
We view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive team environment.
BTS Relief Staff will possess the following attributes:
- Experience and ability to relate to Indigenous children, families and Elders.
- Cultural awareness and understanding of the effects of intergenerational trauma.
- Experience facilitating groups.
- Minimum certificate with preference of a diploma or a degree in human services or social sciences, or currently enrolled in a program.
- Energetic, fun and dedicated to supporting Indigenous children and families.
- Good time management skills.
- Ability to relate and work effectively with co-workers as a member of the BTS team.
- Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check
- Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive Agency vehicles
- Flexibility and availability for evening and weekend work.
- Participation in regularly scheduled supervision and in-depth performance appraisals.
Applicants will be selected based on a combination of personal suitability to role, education, and experience.
Please direct your resume and cover letter, indicating “Your Name – BTS Relief” in the subject line of your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This posting will remain open until suitable candidates have been found.
We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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