Cultural Healing Educator (ARC)-Full Time/Regular-Open until filled
- - ACFS
- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
- Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Cultural Healing Educator, under the direction of the Grant Coordination Assistant Manager, is responsible for the planning, developing and implementing of education and outreach activities involving culturally honoring healing guidance practices, community presentations and outreach activities to address trauma from sexual violence and to promote healing of survivors, their families and the community. The position develops, coordinates and administers culturally honoring guidance and education services throughout the 7 county service areas.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Develops, implements and maintains effective and culturally sensitive curriculum to promote the healing of survivors, their families and the community.
- Presents individual and small group interactive instruction on a variety of topics regarding indigenous culture and history to promote an understanding of both past and present trauma.
- Designs specific trainings on traditional healing practices.
- Selects or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials and reference works.
- Maintains resource library, educational materials, cultural materials and audio visual aids.
- Assists with the planning and implementation of departmental culturally specific goals.
- Enhances knowledge in the training and organizational development area by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses.
- Participates in meeting, on committees and on project team to ensure traditional Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin values are maintained as a core program and service delivery model.
- Develops media and outreach materials to widely reach the Native American community on the dynamics of Sexual Violence.
- Provides culturally specific workshops and trainings to community groups and service providers.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Researches culturally appropriate material to purchase.
- Attends various meetings and conferences.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS: Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other Departments, executives, Board of Directors, outside vendor/service providers, Federal, State and Tribal and local governments and agencies, general public and Tribal members.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, driving, typing; occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, manual handling, use of smell and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent client contact and potential exposure to high risk and volatile situations, infectious exposure, needles/syringes and equipment use.
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Associate's Degree in Native American Studies preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience working in the social service field or with a victim services program required. Knowledge of Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Kinoomaagewinan ( Ojibwe life teachings ) beyond general Anishnaabe understanding is required.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain good moral character standing. Must have valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In depth knowledge of various types of victimization affecting Native American communities. Demonstrated knowledge of historical and contemporary issues impacting the Sault Tribe, Michigan Native communities and regional First Nations communities required. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must have and apply sound judgement and personal initiative under duress and able to maintain effective working relations with public and co-workers. Must be able to handle client service and public relation issues and concerns. Must be able to effectively handle frequent interruptions, be able to multi-task and interact with a wide variety of people of various and at times difficult and complicated issues. Strong analytical ability to make qualitative judgements of education and development resources in all types and formats required. Strong public speaking, collaboration and interpersonal skills to effectively engage, educate and inform audiences with diverse backgrounds required. Must have advanced written and verbal communication skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, provide guidance and documentation is required. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must have and apply sound judgment and personal initiative under duress and able to maintain effective working relations with public and co-workers. Must be able to handle client service and public relation issues and concerns. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.
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