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Company Name:
Pathways Community Services Association
Approximate Salary:
42000.00 - 48.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Lodge Keeper

Pathways Community Services Association is an Indigenous agency that draws jointly from the strengths and guidance of Indigenous teachings and traditions and from evidence-based practices in human services to support vulnerable children, youth and families. We are seeking a Lodge Keeper to work in our Miskanawah Indigenous cultural program.

The Lodge Keeper, under the direction of the Miskanawah Team Leader, will plan, coordinate and deliver a variety of programs which seek to address the consequences of Inter-generational Trauma. The Lodge Keeper must have understanding of Indigenous culture and also be open to learning different cultural perspectives from Elders and cultural teachers. The Lodge Keeper must be flexible around scheduling changes and have the ability to pick up shifts on short notice and adapt to a variety of work environments including working outdoors. 

Lodge Keepers:

  • Act as an advocate for client groups within the community
  • Collaborate with team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate client programs and services in consultation with individuals and their families
  • Assess, evaluate, plan, and revise client care/support
  • Facilitate groups and work with clients one-to-one
  • Provide intensive support, guidance, and teaching directly to clients
  • Connect community members with cultural opportunities, ceremonies, and experiences
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs

The ideal candidate will have:    

  • Degree in Human Services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Wllingness to embrace Indigenous culture as a pillar of practice and to add to their knowledge and understanding in this area
  • 2-5 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and/or families
  • Understanding of the impact of trauma, loss and grief on child development and behavior
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Energetic and passionate approach to youth engagement
  • Good organizational and data management skills
  • A reliable vehicle and valid driver's license.

We offer a positive and supportive team environment that encourages holistic health and wellness. We invest significantly in learning and development opportunities for our staff. We provide a competitive salary, benefits package, 3 weeks holidays, and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan.

To express your interest, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] before May 31, 2018. We will begin reviewing candidates immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but will only contact people selected for interviews. 


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