Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Employment Opportunity Position: Lifelong Care Worker
Closes: Posted until filled
The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Lifelong Care Worker.
The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is a large Indigenous not for profit organization. We are culturally based and community focused, and committed to driving positive change for the community. As a staff member of HRIC you will have opportunity for professional growth, access to Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and a generous benefit package. We strive to uphold pre-colonial management and policy structure, while being supportive and maintaining a positive work atmosphere. The HRIC is in compliance with Ontario Pay Equity legislation.
The goal of the Lifelong Care Program is the provision of culturally based long-term care (LTC) community support services through a variety of program formats, the development of community support services with particular attention to the needs of Indigenous seniors/elders, the “disabled” and the chronically ill with special needs and to provide for the development of a comprehensive volunteer support circle.
The Worker will be responsible to follow the policies and procedures as determined by the Board of Directors and under the direct daily supervision of the Executive Director or designate.
- Minimum 2-year College Diploma in Health Studies and/or Social Service, or a combination of an equivalent and relevant education, skills and abilities as determined by the employer;
- 3-5 years of demonstrated and related work experience with the elderly, frail, physically disabled and/or chronically ill;
- Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated and related work experience within an indigenous organization or community;
- Knowledge of community support services both Indigenous and mainstream;
- Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture, and both historical and contemporary indigenous issues;
- A strong foundation of Indigenous teachings and ceremonies to promote a foundation for growth, health and healing;
- Ability to develop, implement and deliver program and services;
- Knowledge and experience in supporting individuals so they may remain in their community and maintain a quality of life respective of their independence and dignity;
- Strong communication, listening and interview skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities;
- Must have the ability to work as a team player and be capable of coordinating activities with other Friendship Centre programs;
- Must have excellent written, verbal, time management and organizational skills;
- First Aid/CPR certification or be willing to be certified;
- Must be available to work some evenings and weekends;
- Demonstrates cultural competency including awareness, knowledge and empathy;
- Skilled in establishing trusting relationships;
- Ability to use initiative and work independently
- High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment and to collaborate within a group setting;
- Intermediate computer literacy skills including Microsoft office suite and databases;
- Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record; and,
- Must have or obtain, within 30 days of hiring date, a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS)CPIC as a condition of the employment offer
HRIC is a highly flexible organization offering additional compensation including 5 paid cultural days, 4 paid holidays beyond mandatory Employment Standards, paid shutdown over the Christmas holiday week, and health benefits. HRIC health benefits are offered to full time permanent employees, employees will be able to enroll upon the successful completion of their (3) three-month probationary period.
HRIC is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
HRIC strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.
Since this position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Indigenous people, HRIC shall give preference to Indigenous people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
In an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL to:
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Y7