Indigenous Community Planner
Posting Date: Monday, June 13, 2022
Posting ID: 075
Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of an Indigenous Community Planner. The Indigenous Community Planner will support systems change for alleviating Indigenous homelessness in London, Ontario. Working closely with housing and homelessness service providers, the municipality and local First Nations, the Indigenous Community Planner supports community development, improved leadership capacity and policy development on Indigenous homelessness.
Role and Responsibility
Following from the Strategic Directions outlined in Atlohsa’s Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness Strategic Plan, the Indigenous Community Planner will focus on Strategic Directions #3 and #4: Cultivating Community Leadership and Advocating for Systems Change. The Indigenous Community Planner will ensure effective policies on Indigenous engagement for homelessness initiatives and strengthen allyship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples with the ultimate objective of decreasing the number of Indigenous people who experience homelessness. Working closely with the Giwetashkad Indigenous homelessness team at Atlohsa, the Indigenous Community Planners supports the development and delivery of cultural safety training and engages in community outreach to support culturally relevant housing and homelessness service delivery. The Indigenous Community Planner will work with the Indigenous community and organizations in London towards the development of an Indigenous Community Advisory Board for Indigenous homelessness. The Indigenous Community Planner works from the basis of Indigenous harm reduction and will work to ensure that Atlohsa Family Healing Services is a safe space for all community members accessing services.
- University degree in Social Sciences or Humanities
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of languages, history, and cultures of the Indigenous population in the London region
- Current knowledge of Indigenous community services and resources
- Demonstrated ability to receive training support, supervision and direction
- Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, group dynamics, community development and other innovative approaches
- Ability to contribute to a culturally safe space with an awareness of its impact on practice
- Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements
- Excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workloads demands in fast paced environment
- Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with others in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct
- Current Vulnerable Sector check required
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full-time contract position to March 31, 2024
CLOSING DATE: Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.
REMUNERATION: Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications
Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.
Please submit a cover letter and resume or referral to:
Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
2212 Elm Ave
Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
Tel No. 519-438-0068 | Fax No.: 519-438-0070 | Email: [email protected]
Full Job Description Available Upon Request. We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.