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Cultural Coordinator

Job Information
Author Joann
Date February 7, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Native Horizons Treatment Centre
Salary $32,000 + Excellent Benefits - Annual
Location 130 New Credit Road, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0
Category Social Services
Contact Information
Please apply in confidence with full resume including 3 written references to: Executive Director Native Horizons Treatment Centre 130 New Credit Road Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0   A complete job description available, for further details please contact Reception. While we thank all who apply with us, Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Title: Cultural Coordinator

Supervisor: Program Supervisor/Executive Director


Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Program Supervisor, the Cultural Coordinator, assumes the responsibility for: the cultural and traditional teachings for the client group; sharing Indigenous Knowledge with clients; development, delivery and facilitation of group sessions regarding cultural knowledge, teachings and ceremonies; providing supportive cultural counseling to our clients (Community Members-CMs);  ensuring the safety of all residents and equipment utilized during authorized shifts; ensuring the Community Members are constantly accounted for and maintain any curfew requirements; ensuring the proper required documentation of all activities and client interactions; work as a team player.


  1. Provide listening support to Community Members in all areas of concern when needed.
  2. Leads and assists groups with cultural activities (Sweats, Smudge room teachings and uses of medicines, Sunrise ceremonies, etc.)
  3. Ensures staff are kept up to date with all cultural activities and ensures preparations are in place for each (i.e. Sweat times and/or changes, equipment is ready and available –wood, Grandfathers, medicines, etc.)
  4. Prepares and submits all reports (incident, progress, etc.) as necessary to appropriate personnel.
  5. Keep a Cultural Log Book of Daily activities achieved during shifts.
  6. Ensures that any problems related to the Community Members activities issues, or behaviour are recorded in the staff log book for attention and follow-up by the appropriate staff.
  7. Ensures that Community Members carry out appointed responsibilities.
  8. Deals with emergencies as they arise and contacts appropriate personnel such as staff on call, ambulance, police, and health professionals, etc.
  9. Ensures that all visitors and Community Members respect and do not abuse the Centre’s property and materials.
  10. Functions constructively as a team member, soliciting from and providing information to co-workers throughout the Centre.
  11. Participates in and contributes to staff meetings, participates in all staff development and in-service training as required.
  12. Undertakes any other related work as may be assigned from time to time within qualifications.
  13. Promotes a favourable image of the Centre by role-modeling therefore ensuring a high degree of professionalism.
  14. Is familiar with and endorses the goals, objectives, plans and priorities of the Centre and adheres to the Centre’s policies and directives established by the Board of Directors.


  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate in counseling and/or a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in a residential treatment facility.
  • Must possess Cultural understanding of Indigenous populations of Ontario and Canada with universal concepts.
  • Ability to plan and organize work functions effectively with minimum supervision, and be a team member.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, and excellent computer skills- experience with Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel.
  • Willing to learn and attend training as assigned (may include related travel).
  • Minimum of two (2) years sobriety and actively involved in a personal recovery plan.


Knowledge of Native People, Culturally, focusing on traditional values, teachings and conduct.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:          February 28, 2017 @ 4:00pm

Tentative Start Date:                      April 1, 2017

Salary Range:                                  $ 32,000 + (Depending on qualifications) + Excellent Benefits



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