Family Support Coordinator
Medicine Bear Counselling, Support and Elder Services
Our Ideal Candidate
As the Family Support Coordinator you work from your heart and are a highly compassionate, skilled and creative leader with a passion for supporting families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and ending violence. You use an anti-oppressive and human rights analysis to
understand Indigenous women and girls experience with all forms of violence. You know from personal experience that reclaiming Indigenous cultural practices is a foundation for coping with complex grief and trauma and are committed to healing and wellness. You are committed to culturally safe practices, and decolonizing trauma informed care. You are a successful systems advocate and are able to assist families to access community resources and supports. You are able to see strength in all people and help people to see the strength in them themselves.
About the Role
The Family Support Coordinator is responsible for managing the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project, including report writing, data collection, budget management, and managing a team of professionals. You will provide therapeutic, individual, family and group sessions, providing opportunities to heal from complex trauma and complicated grief within a culturally safe and supportive environment. The coordinator also identifies and engages Knowledges Keepers and ensuring families have access to a broad range of ceremonial practices and or western therapeutic modalities and supports.
University Degree or Certificate in related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education, experience and training
Minimum three (3) years’ experience working within the Indigenous community
An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural and political environments
Intimate knowledge of the issues of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Experience in program coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all program related objectives/deliverables
Demonstrated short term and ongoing counselling skills
Experience in facilitating sharing/healing circles and knowledge of traditional healing practices
Effective crisis intervention skills
Practice and possess strong organizational skills, excellent communication, both written and oral, and professional work behavior
Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required.
Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:
Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life
Insurance • Employer Contributed RRSP • Employee and Family Assistance • Training and
Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events •
Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract.
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore candidates are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.
Applications for this position will be received up to closing on September 7, 2022. Please send the following in on attachment: Resume, Cover Letter, and three work related references to:
Human Resources Administrator