Wednesday , November 22 2023

AHS Careers – Indigenous Cultural Helper

Website Alberta Health Services

Job Summary

Alberta Health Services currently has a vacancy for those looking to work as a AHS Careers – Indigenous Cultural Helper for Part Time at their offices in Westlock, AB, Canada. Applicants should be sure to read the job outline attentively if they intend to apply.

Job Title: AHS Careers – Indigenous Cultural Helper
Company Name: Alberta Health Services
Job Location: Westlock, AB, Canada
Job Type: Part Time
Job Category: Alberta Health Services
Job Link Expiry: 2023-12-30
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Job Details:

Job Description:

The Child & Youth Health Services Indigenous Cultural Helper is integrated into the North Zone Child & Youth Health Services Complex Specialty Team (virtual team), helping the zone team as well as local child and youth health teams to provide holistic care for Indigenous children and youth and their families. The Indigenous Cultural Helper educates health care providers about respectful relationships and health care for Indigenous people and builds understanding and trust between Indigenous people and health care providers. The Child & Youth Health Services Indigenous Cultural Helper will have experience and understanding of children & youth ages 0 to 18 years and be able to support and guide children, youth, parents, guardians, families, providers and community partners through the health services journey in a respectful and knowledgeable way.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Respecting the historical impacts of colonization, traditional Indigenous beliefs and cultures, the diversity of many beliefs among Indigenous peoples, and the complex Western medical approaches to health, the Child & Youth Health Services Indigenous Cultural Helper establishes responsive, sensitive and consultative relationships that enable trust and healing among peoples of very diverse world views and approaches to health and healing.
  • Recognizing Alberta Health Services provides health care services to Indigenous people living in Alberta, in addition to Indigenous people from Canada’s North, Northern Saskatchewan and Northern British Columbia, the Child & Youth Health Services Indigenous Cultural Helper provides a spirit of hospitality, spiritual and cultural support to diverse Indigenous people seeking health care services within the North Zone.

Job Requirements:

  • Traditional Indigenous Knowledge (cultural preparation is based in oral cultures and not measured by diplomas and degrees) Traditionally earned understanding about Indigenous cultural beliefs, values, customs, traditions, healing ways, ceremonies, traditional medicine, protocols.
  • Learning about Indigenous cultural identity that is recognized by other indigenous people and is respectful in a health care environment. Knowledge of how to respond to diverse cultural needs of a wide variety of Indigenous people.
  • Knowledge about the effects of colonization and residential schools, including intergenerational trauma.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers – i.e. Email, Skype, ZOOM, Electronic Charting, spreadsheets etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience in community development and working within a holistic approach to health.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Ability to function with flexibility in a dynamic and changing environment. Initiative, good judgement, accountability.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Willingness to travel within and outside of the North Zone if required.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Openness to continually learning. Non-traditional 1-2 years of education in mental health and addictions. 1-2 years of education in humanities or social sciences. 1-2 years of education in child development or rehabilitation.
  • If part of a registered profession – registration in good standing with applicable governing body essential. 5 years of work experience with children & youth 0-18 years. 5 years of work experience with Indigenous people.
  • Experience in culturally appropriate one on one support and guidance. Experience in facilitating “Sharing Circles” – culturally safe group sessions.
  • Experience in conflict resolution.

Job Details:

Company: Alberta Health Services

Vacancy Type:  Part Time

Job Location: Westlock, AB, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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