Saskatoon Tribal Council Job Opportunity
Family Support Mentor
1 Full time position
Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.
FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence
STC Urban Family Services is recruiting a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our team of family support and wellness programs. Under the direction of the Urban Family Services Program Coordinator, the Family Support Mentor will deliver programs that enhance the quality of life for all relatives challenged by contemporary urban living. The Family Support Mentor will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs related to individual and family healing, parenting skills, cultural development and retention, and community resource development. Curriculum is designed to nurture the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental conditions of one’s’ need in order to promote healthy lifestyles and self-management. Mentors are guided by Elders and Knowledge Keepers to strengthen individuals, and families, to empower them to improve the quality of their personal and family life for the purpose of retaining and reunifying family units.
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of strength-based programming, primarily for families involved with child welfare.
- Develop programs that support and promote holistic balance in physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, family and cultural wellness.
- Design programs to motivate, monitor, and evaluate techniques and methods to help support adult learners.
- Develop curriculum, lesson plans, and learning objectives including but not limit to; traditional parenting, self-care, intimate partner violence, grief and loss, managing emotions, addictions, and mental health.
- Provide activities that promote self-care, cultural identity, and personal development.
- Assist with client recruitment and intake process.
- Provide additional resources/advocacy for individual/family as necessary.
- Promote, coordinate, and deliver program orientations.
- Adhere to security and confidentiality while maintaining file system of clientele.
- Complete administrative tasks as required. (statistics, reports, program evaluations, updates to policies and procedures, etc).
- Assist in the creation and implementation of new curricula; provide content updates in consultation with Mentors and Coordinator.
- Co-coordinate transportation, group outings, and materials necessary for program activities and events.
- Maintain accurate client progress and reports.
- Collaborate and maintain positive relationship with other service providers to maintain cooperative relationships in the context of multi-program delivery.
- Assist in developing and distribution of media required for program marketing.
- Assist with daily program pick-up and drop-off service of participants.
- Maintain current knowledge of modern evidence-based practices.
- Program planning and management: creating, implement and maintain budget.
- Complete and document session lesson plans with follow up and reviews.
- Coordinate use of facilities, transportation, equipment and materials necessary for group sessions in consultation with team.
- Perform other related duties as defined and assigned by the reporting Program Coordinator or Manager on an as required basis.
Education and Experience
- University degree or diploma in a related human service discipline; and
- Minimum two years’ experience in direct program delivery and facilitation; OR
- Combined equivalent of education and experience will be considered.
- Consideration will first be given to people with lived experience and experience working with Indigenous families,
- Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
- Trained/certified to facilitate Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program is an asset.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Ability to facilitate groups of up to 40 individuals.
- Knowledgeable in issues and barriers affected by vulnerable and at-risk population, including, but not limit to; parenting, child welfare, child development, homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and mental illness.
- Knowledgeable in Indigenous teachings, holistic models of health and wellness.
- Knowledgeable in trauma-informed care and practice to children, youth, and families involved with child welfare.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support programs.
- Demonstrated skills in group facilitation, curriculum writing and program development, educational classes such as parenting skills, self-care/management, behaviour management, effective communication, grief and loss, etc.;
- Demonstrated ability to engage various audiences through different training methods and tools.
- Exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, writing, organization and multi-tasking and management skills.
- Proficiency with computer software including MS Office, databases, and powerpoint.
- Ability to work collaboratively, demonstrate professional presence, maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff and clientele.
- Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.
- Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements.
- Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) with vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.
- Environment may be physically and mentally demanding; work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, carrying and reaching overhead, may require long periods of standing or walking, and at times, requires dealing with emotionally, stressful situations.
Job posting closes December 6, 2022.
Apply online at STC Careers to submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references.
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Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Internal postings are open to qualified band members of Kristin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis Nehiyawak, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or eligible current employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.