Annual Salary Range: $49,000 – $55,000 (commensurate with education & experience)
Type: Permanent Full-Time
Details: Standard of 37.5 working hours per week.
Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, SK
Who is Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge?
Through the organization Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (CRBCL), Cowessess First Nation is the first Indigenous community in Canada to assert its jurisdiction over child welfare and family services under the Bill-C92 Canada Act. CRBCL is currently developing its operations, in accordance with the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, which provides support for its children and families in a way that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices.
CRBCL is seeking a Circle Coordinator that is highly personable, empathetic and a critical thinker to work within a team setting to support and facilitate circles with families/citizens. The Circle Coordinator must be empathetic and help facilitate discussions, promote critical thinking and goal setting for circle participant(s) to move them towards healing from the difficulties and challenges they face. The Coordinator will raise awareness and facilitate the transfer of knowledge pertaining to traditional First Nations healing practices. Furthermore, providing necessary services and resources to the participant(s) through various health care options within their residing community and/or Cowessess First Nation.
Established and active self-care will be necessary to carry the day-to-day responsibilities of this position as participants speak about mental and physical barriers they’re facing and are searching for spiritual guidance or recommendations. However, the positive outcomes in relation to the circles will be an internal fulfillment of knowing you made a difference during the performance of your healing circles.
Education and Experience
- Diploma in Human Services field or Mental Health is highly desired.
- Minimum of 1 year experience facilitating healing circles.
- Knowledge of Bill-C92 and the Miyo Pimatisowin Act.
- Certified Conflict Resolution Facilitator (preferred).
- Participate in ongoing personal counselling and/or personal healing talking circles.
- Knowledgeable and actively involved in Indigenous practices and ceremonies.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Skills & Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Able to offer emotional and spiritual support services.
- Facilitate healing circles & other traditional practices such as prayers, ensuring all traditional protocols are followed.
- Proven ability to analyze and assess information to make sound decisions.
- Able to provide knowledgeable support by liaising with other indigenous programs and services and provide referrals for families to other programs if necessary.
To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we require all employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation. Additionally, the incumbent must provide a successful criminal background check with vulnerable sector search as well as be willing and able to commute to the CRBCL Head Office on a regular basis, which is located on Cowessess First Nation, SK.
We are a new organization leading positive change within Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our employees have the opportunity to be a part of Canadian history as we work to redefine governance for First Nations. Some key benefits Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers are:
★ Competitive salary packages
★ Extended health & dental benefits
★ Flexible work hours
★ Team-oriented work culture
★ Professional development opportunities
★ Employer matched pension contributions
★ Paid Time Off
★ Staff Self-Care Days
How to Apply
Visit our website at: https://redbearlodge.ca/careers/
Or email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: February 10, 2022
We appreciate all those who apply; however, preference will be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous and provide confirmation upon request. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.