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Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree





We are currently looking for full-time Facilitators for our Braiding the Sweetgrass program. Bring your talent and passion to a community-first organization at the forefront of children’s mental health. Help transform children and families to get the most from their lives.  Sharpen your skills through industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. 

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown. At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan and a supportive team environment.

Braiding the Sweetgrass (BTS) is a program that guides Indigenous families through the effects of intergenerational trauma (IGT) to a place of well-being. In Braiding the Sweetgrass, families experience culture, community and reconnection on their journey of healing to build a future for healthy Indigenous families, free from the trauma cycle.  Elders from a variety of tribes have been integral contributors to the development and delivery of this unique program which blends Traditional healing practices and Western understanding of brain development and the effects of trauma.

This position will work in an unstructured work week, including evenings and weekends in order to accommodate family visits, group and community gatherings. BTS Facilitators work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, Program Director, Indigenous Resource Coordinator and other program facilitators to effectively develop and deliver programming.

Duties Include:

  • Facilitation of programming as set out in the Braiding the Sweetgrass program design, objectives, and with consideration for unique needs of persons served
  • Work with Elders and clinical specialists to integrate Traditional and Western approaches to programming and well-being
  • Ensure effective administration of the program by actively participating in team meetings and preparation for all program related activities (i.e. marketing, recruiting, intake, data collection, etc.)
  • Plan and/or support extended opportunities for past participants that may include monthly gatherings, access to Elders, ceremony, mentorship programs, workshops and community engagement
  • Plan and deliver content specific programming to participants according to program mandate
  • Writing debriefing notes following each programming session specific to participants.
  • Engaging in home visits with participants in between programming dates.
  • Creating and keeping current and up to date persons served files according to CARF guidelines.
  • Providing advocacy for persons served in the Indigenous community and beyond.
  • Enhances cultural connections for families


  • Degree in Human Services or a related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Well-developed time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently 
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Demonstrated initiative and reliability
  • Extensive knowledge of Indigenous culture(s)
  • Extensive knowledge of intergenerational trauma -- the causes and the impacts
  • Open to participation in activities, ceremonies and practices to promote well-being and Indigenous culture
  • Can work in a culturally diverse Indigenous program in a non-Indigenous specific organization
  • Understanding or open to learning NMT and brain development concepts as it relates to trauma
  • A solid network of relationships with other family serving organizations, and the Indigenous community and resources.

Please direct your resume and cover letter, indicating “Full Name – BTS Facilitator” in the subject line of your email to – [email protected]

This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a

child, family or community, visit

Diversity Works At Hull