Traditional Knowledge Keeper

    GWEKWAADZIWIN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Traditional Knowledge Keeper

    External Posting

    Position Description:

    The Traditional Knowledge keeper position is a key component to the delivery of the wholistic programming within Gwekwaadziwin. This position will support Land-Based Treatment, Live-in Aftercare, and Community Aftercare; by offering Anishinabek teachings and guidance to staff and participants. This position will have a flexible schedule in order to meet program and participant needs.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Reporting to the Director of Operations and Clinical Director
    • Responsible for providing guidance and teachings to participants and staff of the range of Seven Grandfathers and Gwekwaadziwin programming
    • Assist in development of client-centred wholistic treatment plans
    • Assist in staff development
    • Be active in Land-based programming
    • Assist in development and implementation of research projects
    • Delivery of group and individual sessions to staff and participants

    Qualifications:

    • Mature individual who is able to work independently with preference given to individuals living a traditional lifestyle and being on a lifelong journey in traditional knowledge
    • Preference given to an Individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek history, clan systems, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, and ceremonies
    • Proven experience with management, program development, research, and outcome measurement
    • Experience working in Mental Health and Addictions field with proficiency in outdoor experiential learning, education, aftercare, and client centred models of care
    • Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects
    • Ability to utilize electronic devices such as cell phone, laptop, electronic medical records
    • Able to participate in outdoor and athletic programming

    Requirements:

    • Possess a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s licence in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle, able to obtain an ‘F’ class Driver’s licence with a preference given to those who already hold a class ‘F’ driver’s licence
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required
    • Preference for a designation with a regulatory college

    Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications

    Closing Date: October 27, 2021 @ noon

    To Apply: Please submit a letter of application and resume with three written employment references, one from current/most recent employer and current Criminal Reference Check, Drivers Abstract, Copy of relevant Diplomas/Degrees/Certificates.  Incomplete or late packages will not be accepted. Please forward in an email to mattm@gwek.ca.

    Subject line – Gwekwaadziwin – Seven Grandfathers – Traditional Knowledge Keeper

    To: mattm@gwek.ca

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

    To apply for this job email your details to mattm@gwek.ca.