Cultural Liaison Supervisor

Employment Opportunity
Description: (1) Full Time Cultural Liaison Supervisor
Location: Protection Office, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan
Opening Date: February 1, 2O22
Closing Date: February 15, 2022
Summary
The Cultural Liaison Supervisor acts as a primary cultural resource to the QBOW Child and Family Services Inc. They are responsible for the development, integration, delivery, and enhancement of Indigenous Cultural service practice for the QBOW communities served (Beardy’s & Okemasis, Standing Buffalo, Wahpeton, Wood Mountain, Piapot: Cree/Dakota/Lakota Nations.) The Cultural Liaison Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the Cultural Liaison Workers are supported in various relations that are established and maintained, and for liaising within the communities served. Further, they assist in implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on programming in accordance with funding agreements, identified work plans and organizational plans and priorities. A primary function of this position is to assist the Cultural Liaison Workers to facilitate preservation and promotion of traditional practices within member First Nations, thereby enhancing positive strong cultural identity. The Cultural Liaison Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of all QBOW Cultural Liaison Workers, ensuring that they are following the QBOW personnel policy and procedures as well as ensuring the successful delivery of cultural programming.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of the health and social services programs offered to First Nations in Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Community Studies or equivalent experience required.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Fully Vaccinated and Proof of Vaccination
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Must be of Indigenous ancestry with understanding, practice, and sharing of Indigenous history, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principles, and values.
  • Successful completion of Community Health Substance Abuse and Planning and Prevention ethics training.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, and e-mail required.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methodologies associated with the delivery of cultural services

 

Program Delivery

  • Ensures cultural support services are delivered with excellence and conform to the QBOW CFS Inc.’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and protocols as well to provincial legislation, regulations, and standards.
  • Assists in ensuring the highest quality of cultural support services through decision-making that is done in the best interests and well-being of every child and family for the enhancement and development of positive cultural identity.
  • Assists in instructing management and staff regarding aspects of Indigenous culture, knowledge, and understanding in the formation and development of effective helping relationships with clients.
  • Recruits for and maintains a roster of Indigenous Elders, Traditional Advisors, and Healers for the provision of culturally appropriate healing practices for clients and agency staff well-being in their respected Nations served.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate cultural workshops, programming and activities, teachings, ceremonies, and healing practices for clients and agency staff as required.
  • Assists in obtaining the necessary supplies, equipment, or funds to facilitate agency culturally-based functions.
  • Completes relevant agency records, forms, and documents as required.
  • Prepares statistical reports for the Cultural Liaison, summarizing current activities and future planning.

Program Support

  • Serves as a resource to the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Director of Operations and Cultural Liaison Workers, Supervisors and Staff as well as the Board of Directors.
  • Engages in effective communication with Cultural Liaison Workers, Prevention Supervisor, management, and other staff to ensure adequate coordination of cultural services and attainment of agency culture and service objectives.
  • Acts as a resource or provides resources to ensure that cultural knowledge and practices are maintained within QBOW CFS Inc.
  • Ensures that clients are aware of the cultural resources available to maintain their cultural identities and practices.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of Annual/seasonal Ceremonies, events, and Rides.
  • Assists in coordinating Indigenous Language initiatives internally for QBOWCFS staff.
  • Lead or participate in traditional or spiritual practices for meetings of cultural activities as required.

Community Relations

  • Promotes QBOWCFS vision, mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship between QBOWCFS and member First Nation community served to ensure optimum service delivery to the children and their families.
    Conducts presentations to communities and organizations on cultural supports and services.
  • Acts in a professionally appropriate manner both when working and not working and is a positive role model for clients while representing QBOWCFS.
    Other duties as deemed by the Executive Director.

Please Submit Cover Letter and resume, along with 3 references Attention to Natasha Gladue, Human Resources ngladue@qbow.ca…All short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview!

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