CULTURAL WELLNESS MENTOR
Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Thunder Bay, ON
The Cultural Wellness Mentor will provide daily traditional healing, guidance, teachings, sacred circles and traditional ceremonies for children/youth/families while at the Osh-ki-niig Mash-ka-zii-win Centre. The Cultural Wellness Mentor is responsible to work collaboratively with the clinical team to ensure program delivery is consistent with the philosophy, approach, goals and learning environment established by Dilico Anishinabek Family Care which will ensure the cultural, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of children/youth and their families.

Qualifications and Requirements: Minimum post-secondary education; preference in area of Native Studies or related Human Services diploma with a minimum three years’ experience in Cultural programming for children and their families. A combination of skills, education and life learning specific to traditional knowledge may be considered. An individual who is of Anishinabe ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Anishinabe history, culture, traditions, ceremonies and values is preferred; Preferred (3-5) three to five years’ experience in Human Services involving developing and delivering of Cultural programming for chidlren/youth and adults; Candidates without the specific education qualifications and where the position does not require certified qualification to practice, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications will also be considered.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Must have: A satisfactory Criminal Records Search; must possess a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain one; ability to work flexible hours as determined by the Residential Services Manager or designate must possein relation to service requirements; must posess a Class “G” Driver’s License and have access to a personal vehicle; must complete a medical and receive the required immunizations as recommended by the local medical officer of health; must participate in cultural, social, recreational program activities.