JOB: Cultural Navigator

  Edmonton

Are you a professional with experience working with youth looking for a new opportunity for a dynamic thriving non-profit association? iHuman is currently recruiting for an:

CULTURAL NAVIGATOR

The Organization
iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve marginalized youth to promote their inclusion in the community through a program involving crisis intervention, arts, mentorship, and life skills development.

The Position
iHuman is seeking a motivated individual with strong indigenous cultural knowledge, experience, and awareness. The ideal candidate will have the ability to connect with, mentor, and guide indigenous youth.
Working in partnership with the iHuman and HYPE teams, the Cultural Navigator provides overall support and connects young people to all elements of youth programming and services within and external to the agency, with a strong emphasis on providing connection and opportunity to participate in Indigenous services, culture, and ceremony.
This is a full time permanent position.
You will be responsible for:
Assisting with high-risk youth and fostering a supportive, culture-based environment that facilitates youth development
Guiding, mentoring, and educating youth on indigenous culture by connecting them with various opportunities including traditional ceremony
Providing support to the youth program through intake assessments, new youth orientation, and registration management
Creating and coordinating opportunities to align youth with Indigenous cultural and ceremonial support opportunities both internally and externally
De-escalating crisis situations as they arise; documenting critical incidents as necessary; interacts with EMS, EPS, or other community stakeholders in the instance of critical incidents
Maintaining communication amongst colleagues through regular updating and attending weekly meetings
Program administration support including inputting and maintaining funder and agency data, documentation of incidents, and other tasks as assigned by supervisor

The Candidate
We are looking for a Youth Worker with deeply rooted Indigenous cultural knowledge, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to work closely with youth in order to align them with suitable opportunities. In addition, you will have:
Related education or a minimum of two years relevant work experience
Arts (visual, music, performance, dance, fashion, fine arts) experience and education is an asset
A deep understanding of Indigenous cultural connection, land-based teachings and experience working with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers is required for this position
Experience working with high-risk youth and/or youth with special needs
The ability to work with youth in a mentorship/cultural educator role
Administrative experience is an asset
Satisfactory Vulnerable Sectors Police Information and Child and Youth Services check required for the successful candidate
Strong demonstration of skills in adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic environment
Computer competency is required
Experience using Google Drive

Hours of Work: Full Time (37.5 hours/week) 10:00am – 6:00pm – Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.

Salary: $21 to $25/hour ($40,950 – $48,750/year)

Posting Closes: June 14, 2021

To Apply: Put the job title in the email subject line. Forward Cover letter and Resume in one document (Word doc or PDF only) to HR Consultant, iHuman Youth Society recruitment.ihuman@gmail.com.

We appreciate your application. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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