Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services is hiring a Cultural Coordinator! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!
The Cultural Coordinator is a full-time contract program support position. The Cultural Coordinator acts as a primary resource to Management and staff to develop and enhance the bi-cultural service practice of the Agency. The Cultural Coordinator provides similar resources to collaborating social service agencies in order to facilitate consistent, culturally relevant service delivery. The Cultural Coordinator ensures the hosting and resourcing by AAFS of regularly scheduled community cultural events to facilitate preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First Nations, thereby enhancing positive and strong cultural identity.
Recognizing and adhering to AAFS’s Mission to protect Anishinaabe Abinoojii (Anishinaabe children) and to support the healing, wellbeing and strengthening of families through Abinoojii Inakonigewin, to achieve the preservation of families and considered part of the AAFS Management Team, the major duties and responsibilities of the Cultural Coordinator include: program and service delivery and program delivery, documentation and reporting and participates in the overall organizational strategic plan.
- Master of Social Work Degree with a minimum three (3) years’ experience in the management of services for
- children and their families or a comparable human service program. However, a combination of skills,
- education and experience may be considered;
- Knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of service development and delivery; the communities and
- family structure, as well as local First Nation customs and traditions;
- Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations;
- Knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services including
- the service delivery model, policies, procedures and guidelines;
- Knowledge of the structure and operations of Grand Council Treaty #3 and the First Nations in the Kenora
- area including tribal and external services and service agencies in the area;
- Knowledge and understanding of, and personal commitment to the Anishinabe way of life;
- Ability to influence and facilitate community and group decision-making processes thorough knowledge,
- ideas, and persuasion;
- Ability to prepare statistical reports regarding cultural service activity and planning;
- Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships with clients, subordinates, colleagues, other
- relevant organizations and management;
- Understanding of local customs and traditions and have a community minded approach;
- Strong commitment to helping Anishinabe children, their families and First Nation communities by providing
- services in ways that respect Anishinabe cultural and spiritual practices;
- Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal and liaison skills;
- Excellent time management with the ability to plan accordingly to flocculate project timelines and goals;
- Must possess a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License and the willingness to travel upon request
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is considered an asset.
- Normally performed in a typical interior office environment generally working at a set schedule of standard business hours, located in the offices of AAFS. The position will require sitting for long periods of time at a desk, perhaps sharing a workspace with other colleagues. The incumbent will be required to work in an atmosphere adhering to strict deadlines and at times consisting of repetitive duties that may involve a computer, website, telephone and faxing requirements. Periodic travel is also required.
AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request
IF THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH COVER LETTER QUOTING FILE # CC20210512 TO:
Manager of Human Resources
c/o Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7
Fax: (807) 548-1345
or by E-mail: AAFS.HumanResources@aafs.ca
All interviewees must submit a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstract at the time of interview