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Company Name:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Mahmawi-atoskiwin, Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
Not specified
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Part-Time Lodge Keeper

In partnership with Children’s Services Indigenous Services Office (IS), Mahmawi-atoskiwin works alongside individuals and their families to create a Family Wellness Team.  The program is an alliance of three agencies:  Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Enviros and Pathways Community Service Association. Mahmawi-atoskiwin staff engage with families to address the concerns that brought them to involvement with Children’s Services. We do this by connecting children and families with Indigenous culture and ceremonies, enhancing family wellbeing and safety, and reuniting children with family or into an alternate living situation. 

Working through a model that is based on traditional Indigenous teachings and western practice, the Mahmawi-atoskiwin program works alongside individuals and their family to create a Family Wellness Team.

As a Part Time Lodge Keeper with Mahmawi-atoskiwin, a typical day might include:

  • Engage families in services, mentoring and coaching parents during family visits, where possible actively supporting visits to move into the community
  • Support families to meet their needs as presented in the Family Wellness plan
  • Provide transportation to and from family visits when children/youth are in care
  • Embed ceremony and incorporate traditional ways of meeting needs, such as  meeting in Circle; having an Elder attend meetings; opening with a smudge and prayer
  • Ensure that families have access to the Cultural Resource specialist
  • Provide crisis intervention, crisis management, safety planning and advocacy to families
  • Schedule and coordinate visits with all parties; provide updates regarding any changes
  • Record all communication with children, youth and families and other professionals
  • Create and maintain a positive, supportive and rewarding work environment
  • Work effectively with other team members and each family’s identified natural supports
  • Work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend work
  • Submit all financial paperwork by cut-off dates and times

We Have:

  • Fun and energetic work environment filled with creative, compassionate, open minded people. 
  • A fantastic total compensation package.
  • Great support for work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to professionally develop your skills and coach others.
  • To work in an agency that has incredible impact in communities in Calgary and surrounding area.

You Have:

  • Degree or diploma in Human Services preferred or a related degree with experience
  • Possess knowledge of Children’s Services and the Family Enhancement Act
  • Previous in-home experience supporting Indigenous families is ideal; cultural sensitivity
  • Use a trauma-informed approach to working with children, youth and families; understand normative child development and the effects of loss and grief on families  
  • Qualities essential to working with people affected by trauma (empathy, compassion, self-awareness, flexibility, good listening skills, self-care, comfort with the unknown)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Problem solving, organizing and analytical skills; use initiative, supportive team player.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as excellent oral and written skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Clear security clearances
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $2,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle
  • Valid driver’s license and a driver’s abstract with minimal demerits.

A *If the checks are older than 6 months, successful applicants will begin this process during new hire paperwork.

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