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CULTURAL COORDINATOR - RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

 

September 24, 2020

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE: CULTURAL COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT: RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

OPEN: September 23, 2020 CLOSE: October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

This position will assist agency staff increase knowledge of tradition and culture, as well as assist in linking staff to traditional healing services. Work is performed in both community and office based settings, but predominantly in community with relatives involved with the program. The individual must be recognized and acknowledged for their knowledge in cultural and traditional ways and familiar with community supports and providers in the areas of healing, culture, and spirituality. Excellent verbal communication is required as well as knowledge of community. Reports to Executive Director, full-time position w/benefits, salary; DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Inform Ombimindwaa staff of community cultural activities by creating and distributing a weekly schedule of events

• Meet with families at staff request, to inform, educate, or link to cultural activities

• Create contracting opportunities for community providers to mentor and/or teach families involved with Ombimindwaa

• Identify community providers that are acknowledged and respected, creating partnerships with Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog

• Provide stipends or gifts to community healers as part of treatment planning for families, operating within budget and internal policies

• Assist and collaborate in introducing families or staff to community healers or ceremonies

• Prepare teachings for staff or families about spiritual healing, ceremonies, and way of life

• May conduct cultural assessments with individual staff and relatives engaged with the program

• Assist with community ceremonies and cultural events

• Lead the agency with pipe ceremonies and prayers when able

• Teach foster parents and children in foster care about language, culture, or tradition

• Participate in outreach and public relations activities as assigned

• Be fully compliant with ethical responsibilities and remain law abiding

• Interact with FCS staff and families in a culturally humble and respectful manner

• Report all concerns to managers or Executive Director of Ombiindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog

• Knowledge of community healers and cultural providers

• Ability to communicate effectively and consult with staff and families

• Skilled in the operation of a personal computer, to generate weekly schedules of events

• Ability to work outside of normal business hours, work additional hours when ceremonies occur

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Community knowledge, including community providers of cultural or traditional services

• Cultural knowledge, including traditional child rearing practices and teachings

• Knowledge of traditional healing, including ceremonies and basic traditional medicines

• Must be recognized by the community as having knowledge in these areas, including naming individuals who have assisted teaching them or explaining how they gained their knowledge to meet the expectations of the position.

• Continued commitment to ethical, legal, and responsible behavior, including sobriety

• Attend mandatory staff meetings

• Maintain confidentiality and Adhere to Red Lake Family & Children Services policy and procedure manual and Practice Model

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.

 

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