Website Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre, Health Services

LAND BASED HELPER 034R1-21-2

ĘGǪWADIYADAGENHA˺ LAND BASED HEALING CENTRE, HEALTH SERVICES

FULL TIME

Applications will be received by Six Nations Elected Council and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, for the Land Based Helper position with Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Land Based Helper reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre Team Manager. The Land Based Helper will assist the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre, Team Manager, in the performance of operational and advisory duties related to the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre within the policies and procedures established by Six Nations Elected Council.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  April 21, 2021
Hours of Work  80 Hours/Biweekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma and three (3) years’ demonstrated skills in land and water based activities; OR
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience undertaking land and water based activities which include, but not limited to; hunting, fishing, canoeing, building structure, preservation of land and its natural resources, gardening, tree & plant identification, etc.;
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni culture;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the culture and community by undertaking land and water based activities in ways that respect Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni culture and practices;
  • Knowledge of Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni concepts of health and wellness;
  • Willingness to learn trauma informed care;
  • Willingness to learn harm reduction approach;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s Licence, own vehicle and be willing to travel;
  • Possess a boat license or willingness to obtain;
  • ORCKA or Paddle Canada trained or willingness to obtain.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:

LAND BASED HELPER – FULL TIME – 034R1-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

 LAND BASED HELPER – FULL TIME – 034R1-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE: Land-Based Helper – Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre Team Manager which includes matters pertaining to the policies and procedures of Six Nations Elected Council.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Land-Based Helper will assist the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre, Team Manager, in the performance of operational and advisory duties related to the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre within the policies and procedures established by Six Nation’s Elected Council for the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre.

The Land-Based Helper will assist in the provision of trauma informed wholistic health support from a harmonized western and traditional Hodi:nohshoni/Rotinonhsion:ni perspective.

The Land-Based Helper will utilize Hodi:nohshoni/Rotinonhsion:ni knowledge and perspective to guide the development and implementation of land based programming, teach skills to individual clients and families that is respectful of Hodi:nohshoni/Rotinonhsion:ni culture and practices. Work will be done in collaboration with traditional advisors.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Functions:

  • Development and implementation of the Hodi:noshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni Wellness Model, trauma-informed care using culture as foundation for the development of services and programs
  • Ensure appropriate use of land and water based skill that is respectful of Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni knowledge and practice.
  • Utilize culturally safe, evidence informed practice principles
  • Adhere to safe handling and operational practices when facilitating land & water based activities that have a high potential for serious risk, harm, injury
  • Participate in program development and accreditation activities
    • Assist in the development and facilitation of land-based activities that support the development of effective coping strategies and build resiliency
    • Provides client-centered support to individuals dealing with addiction concerns, inclusive of a harm reduction and trauma informed approach.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates cultural workshops, programming and activities, teachings and practices for clients and staff as required
  • Engaging in collaborative treatment planning to successfully identify behaviors associated with family dynamics and relationships
  • Engaging in ongoing training and learning opportunities with Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni knowledge and practice.
  • Assist in ongoing upkeep, maintenance and general appearance of physical treatment Centre and grounds.
  • Acts in a professionally appropriate manner both when working and not working, and is a positive role model for clients and staff
  • Provides opportunities for student employment and student placements with Indigenous Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Centre by supervising appropriate student placements and summer student employment relevant to position.

Communications Functions:

  • Works closely with Traditional Medicine Practitioners to support treatment from a Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni knowledge and practice
  • Works collaboratively with Six Nations Health Services Cultural Advisor.
  • Conducts presentations within the community relevant to the roles and responsibilities within the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre
  • Employs appropriate communication skills when interacting with clients, families and other staff
  • Attends case conferences, as required to provide input in order to coordinate care and optimize client outcomes
  • Attend training as required/requested and deliver summary of training in staff meetings.
  • Accountable for maintaining quality service and care.
  • Represent Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre at community events.
  • Provides monthly updates and reports to the Team Manager of Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre

Administrative Functions:

  • Attend monthly team meetings
  • Prepares reports for special projects initiated outside of normal responsibilities.
  • Provide activity reports according to established office policies and procedures.
  • Supports the program development and evaluation process
  • Maintains statistics relevant to the position, fulfills annual work plan activities and documents required information.
  • Will document individual information in their client file within twenty-four (24) of interaction.

Other Functions:

  • Provide support to program development and planning as advised by the Team Manager
  • Performs other job related duties as may reasonably be required by the Team Manager.
  • Will provides support to the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to be aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those that relate to client safety, staff safety and risk management.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work as a high public profile, extensive public contact and is subject to deadlines and interruptions.
  • Work involves considerable out-of-office contact.
  • Work as part of a team to support and deliver land-based activities and healing.
  • Work will include activities outdoors in all elements, appropriate attire required.
  • Work may at times be subject to unscheduled hours, including on-call and weekend coverage as well as programming, when necessary.
  • Intermediate stress; required high degree of confidentiality.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Knowledge of Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni culture
  • Demonstrated commitment to the culture and community by undertaking land and water based activities in ways that respect Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni culture and practices
  • Knowledge of Hodi:nohshoni/ Rotinonhsion:ni concepts of health and wellness
  • Willingness to learn trauma informed care
  • Willingness to learn harm reduction approach
  • High School Diploma and three (3) years’ demonstrated skills in land and water based activities. OR
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience undertaking land and water based activities which include, but not limited to; hunting, fishing, canoeing, building structure, preservation of land and its natural resources, gardening, tree & plant identification, etc.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s Licence, own vehicle and be willing to travel.
  • Possess a boat license; willingness to obtain
  • ORCKA or Paddle Canada trained; willingness to obtain

Other Related Skills:

  • Hodinohshoni ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Hodinohshoni history, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principles and values
  • Strong knowledge of Six Nations Community and importance of culture as foundation
  • Willingness to obtain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid, CPR and ASIST Certification
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Understands the importance of Confidentiality. Ability to work with tact and discretion.
  • Clean and current vulnerable sector police check
  • Abstainer preferred.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Director of Health Services

  • Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plan and priorities.

With the Health Senior Leadership Team

  • Receives direction, guidance and discusses plans, priorities or actions to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

With the Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre Team Manager

  • Receives direction, guidance and discusses plans, priorities or actions to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

With Other Staff

  • Courtesy, cooperation and teamwork with all staff.

With External Agencies

  • Represents and promotes Six Nations’ interests relative to Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre and Health Services; seeks to develop sound, professional and working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes Ęgǫwadiyadagenha˺ Land Based Healing Centre in a courteous, cooperative, positive and proactive manner; provides information as requested.

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to lose credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission.