The Urban Indigenous Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Program provides culturally appropriate wholistic prevention and intervention support to urban Aboriginal individuals and families impacted by FASD. The FASD program strives to increase awareness of FASD, and prevention strategies for individuals and communities. This program supports and provides resources to individuals, families and caregiver(s) impacted by FASD. It provides access to FASD community services, can assist with FASD diagnostic navigation, and provides nutritional information for individuals, families, children, and youth to encourage healthy development and healthy living.
2-year post-secondary education in Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, Social Work and/ or Indigenous Studies, or a combination of an equivalent and relevant education, skills and abilities as determined by the employer;
3 years demonstrated and work-related experience with children and youth;
Knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide/ Eat Right Ontario;
Experience and/ or training on FASD;
Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with child welfare agencies in Ontario;
Strong understanding of the Child and Family Services Act and Ontario Children’s Aid Societies with particular emphasis of impact on Indigenous families
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners and other external agencies;
Working knowledge with office equipment such as photocopiers, telephone systems, email and fax machine; and,
Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Search.
The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is a large Indigenous not for profit organization. We are culturally based and committed to driving positive change for the community. As a staff member of HRIC you will have opportunity for professional growth, access to Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers and a generous benefit package. We strive to uphold pre-colonial management and policy structure, while being supportive and maintaining a positive work atmosphere.
HRIC is a highly flexible organization offering additional compensation including 5 paid cultural days, 4 paid holidays beyond mandatory Employment Standards, paid shutdown over the Christmas holiday week, and health benefits. HRIC health benefits are offered to full time permanent employees, employees will be able to enroll upon the successful completion of their (3) three-month probationary period.
HRIC is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
HRIC strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.
Since this position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Indigenous people, HRIC shall give preference to Indigenous people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to [email protected] or in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL to:
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Y7