• Full Time
  • Ohsweken, ON
  • Applications have closed

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KNO:HA’AH / MY AUNTIE 024-22-2

CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH, HEALTH SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the Kno:ha’ah/My Auntie with Child & Youth Health, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. 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 Kno:ha’ah/My Auntie reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child & Youth Health Team Manager. The Kno:ha’ah/My will work directly with clients and their families to strengthen their knowledge in Hodinohshoni culture, values, and roles and responsibilities. The program Auntie will also act as a resource to the Child and Youth Health Team in its development and delivery of culturally safe services. The role of Kno: ha: ‘ah is to preserve and promote traditional Hodinoshoni practices, thereby enhancing a positive and strong cultural identify among clients and staff. The Kno:ha’ah/My Auntie works within the policies and procedures established by Six Nations of the Grand River.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  January 19, 2022
Term Full Time
Hours of Work  35 hours
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working experience of cultural preservation and teachings of 5 years OR
  • Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous studies, and experience in working with Six Nations children and family for a minimum of 5 years
  • Fluent or highly knowledgeable in Cayuga and/or Mohawk language
  • Belonging to the Six Nations Community is an asset
  • Must have knowledge of Hodinoshoni traditions, culture, story telling, and ways of being
  • Requires basic understanding of the Hodinoshoni Wellness Model
  • Understands importance of confidentiality under PHIPA
  • Valid Class “G” license and reliable transportation

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. 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.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Melissa Stefureak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 5727 or via email at recruitment@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River 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:

 

Kno:ha’ah/My Auntie – Full Time – 024-22-2

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: Kno: ha:’ah (My Aunt)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child and Youth Health Team Manager, Health Services, Six Nations Elected Council.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction of the Six Nations Child and Youth Health Team manager, the program   Kno: ha:’ah (my aunt) will work directly with clients and their families to strengthen their knowledge in Hodinohshoni culture, values, and roles and responsibilities. The program Auntie will also act as a resource to the Child and Youth Health Team in its development and delivery of culturally safe services. The role of Kno: ha: ‘ah is to preserve and promote traditional Hodinoshoni practices, thereby enhancing a positive and strong cultural identify among clients and staff.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Technical Functions:
  • Support Six Nations families to gain knowledge and guidance in rearing children, and teaching family roles that are pertinent to Hodinoshoni ways of being
  • Act as a culturally safe figure for families to talk to about difficulty with roles and responsibilities
  • Help families to identify their children’s strengths and nurture and empower families to further develop them
  • Through interactions with clients and community, identify information and trends that would be relevant to be taught in a program or group format to fill existing gaps
  • Navigate clients to appropriate cultural supports, strong partnership with Ǫgwanǫhgwatraę:’ Tsę́h Niyǫ́gwai:ho’dę: and Traditional Medicine Helpers
  • Respond to community crisis as needed
  • Helps with and supports traditional openings/closings for meetings, events or cultural activities as required
  1. Communications Functions:
  • Employs excellent communication skills when interacting with clients, families, and other staff and external agencies
  • Provides appropriate advocacy for clients and families when necessary
  • Attends case conferences and clinical rounds when necessary and provides input from a cultural perspective
  • Attends and participates as a team member in staff meetings, workshops, and training sessions
  • Conducts presentations within Health Services on cultural supports and services as requested
  1. Administrative Functions:
  • Maintain client files following the appropriate protocol for the area of service guidelines provided by policies and procedures of Six Nations Health Services
  • Keeping accurate records and documentation that protects client’s privacy and confidentiality in accordance with Ǫgwanǫhgwatraę:’ Tsę́h Niyǫ́gwai:ho’dę:
  • Completes administrative tasks as required by the Child and Youth Health Team Manager
  1. Other Functions:
  • Provides support to the Patient Safety Committee and Traditional Medicine Advisory Council by assisting in planning and development as advised by the Child and Youth Health Team Manager
  • Performs other job related duties as may reasonably be required by the Child and Youth Heath Team Manager
  • 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 cultural safety, client safety, staff safety, and risk management
  • Be available for the Child and Youth Health Team staff for consultation on service delivery that is safe for Hodinoshoni children and families
  • Acts in a professionally appropriate manner both when working and not working, and is a positive role model for clients and staff
  • Completes relevant forms, reports and documents as require
  • Provide education and in-service teaching to Health Services staff
  • Provide critical feedback to Health Services staff regarding service delivery, programming, and projects

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work has a high public profile, extensive public contact and is subject to deadlines and interruptions
  • Work may be subject to unscheduled work hours and out of office sessions including home visits
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours
  • Work requires the ability to work independently and with competence in diverse areas; physical activity; mental stress; requires working inside and outside; in community homes; requires extensive interactions with the public of al ages, which at times may be hostile or irate; requires interruptions, deadlines, and unscheduled hours.
  • Work requires the ability to prioritize tasks within the child, youth and their families’ cultural needs, work independently with minimal functional supervision, and cope with many demands and time constraints.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Child and Youth Health Team Manager

Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plans and priorities.

With the Child and Youth Clinical Lead

Receives guidance; discusses plans and priorities or interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively.

With Ǫgwanǫhgwatraę:’ Tsę́h Niyǫ́gwai:ho’dę:

Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plans and priorities.

With Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, co-operation and teamwork with all staff.

With External Agencies

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to holistic wellbeing; maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop close working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the Hodinoshoni interests of Six Nations; works in a courteous, co-operative positive and proactive manner, provides information and advice.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Working experience of cultural preservation and teachings of 5 years OR
  • Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous studies, and experience in working with Six Nations children and family for a minimum of 5 years
  • Fluent or highly knowledgeable in Cayuga and/or Mohawk language
  • Belonging to the Six Nations Community is an asset
  • Must have knowledge of Hodinoshoni traditions, culture, story telling, and ways of being
  • Requires basic understanding of the Hodinoshoni Wellness Model
  • Understands importance of confidentiality under PHIPA
  • Valid Class “G” license and reliable transportation

Other Related Skills:

  • Comfort in running family meetings
  • Comfort in providing critical feedback to staff regarding service delivery
  • Strong knowledge of Six Nations community resources
  • Ability to create engaging presentations for teaching purposes
  • Ability to work in crisis situations
  •  Demonstrated capability in building awareness of children’s strengths and honoring the structure of family systems

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss 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