Cultural Support Provider (CSP)

Wa-Say Healing Centre Inc.

Posted Aug 5, 2022 at 09:30 pm Closes Aug 19, 2022 at 09:30 pm

Job Location:
Manitoba Region: Winnipeg, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
Full-Time
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca

Wa-Say Healing Centre Inc.

CULTURAL SUPPORT PROVIDER (CSP)

Manitoba Region: Winnipeg, MB

Purpose:

Wa-Say Healing Centre Inc. invites applicants for a Contract position until March 31, 2023 as a Cultural Support Provider (CSP) to provide cultural support services to Indian Residential School (IRS) Survivors, Indian Day School (IDS) Survivors and their families with a commitment to working in the field of healing and wellness.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To provide cultural support to IRS and IDS Survivors and their family members.
  • To ensure eligible IRS and IDS Survivors and their family members can safely address a broad spectrum of cultural support related to the effects of the IRS and IDS experience.
  • To share traditional teachings, values, protocols, history, land-based knowledge, medicines, stories, ceremonies, the language and by example, to guide IRS and IDS Survivors and their families towards healthy living from the effects of the IRS experience.
  • To listen, enlighten and work as an equal with people with no judgement to bring balance back to the people.
  • To refer other Cultural Support Providers/Traditional Helpers/Elders as needed for specific cultural support.
  • Facilitate group support if requested.
  • Coordinate land-based teachings, ceremonies and cultural workshops as needed.
  • To provide teachings for female and male role/responsibilities.
  • To maintain and monitor progress of support services provided.
  • To collect and prepare statistical information for monthly and quarterly activity reports, both written and verbal.
  • Identify IRS and IDS Survivor support needs and refer to the IRS RHSP as well as existing community services and supports.
  • To be knowledgeable and provide support to Sixties Scoop Surivors and MMIWGTS family members as requested.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Open to carrying out other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • To be humble, honest, patient, committed, respectful, punctual and open-minded to provide guidance, prayers, leadership as requested while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • To possess personal ethics, spiritual views, live a healthy lifestyle and have a sense of community to provide accurate guidance and support by developing trusting relationships.
  • To lead, share life experiences and teach about living the good way of life.
  • To be  gifted spiritually and hold traditional knowledge of protocols, ceremonies and cultural practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.
  • To provide positive tools and teachings to allow one to begin to heal, grow and move forward in a good way.
  • Experience working with IRS and IDS Survivors and their families.
  • Knowledge of Manitoba Indigenous communities, affiliated organizations and programs and services.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural and spiritual traditions is an asset.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to small and large groups.
  • Be a self-starter and can work independently.
  • Have good assessment skills.
  • Knowledge and application of computer softward (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Publisher).
  • Ability to speak/understand an Indigenous language is an asset.
  • Have a valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle.
  • Be drug and alcohol free.
  • Free to travel as needed.

A Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check must be provided to Wa-Say Healing Centre Inc. upon contract offer to the successful candidate.

All applicants must submit Resume, Cover Letter with salary expectation, along with 3 References by 4:30 pm on  the Closing Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 to:

ATTN:  Office Manager

Email:  steve@wa-say.com

Fax:  204-774-0981

Please, no phone calls.

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