Posting Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Posting ID: 054
Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of Knowledge Exchange Assistant. The main priority of the Knowledge Exchange Assistant is to assist in increasing capacity for service providers to deliver culturally-relevant and culturally-safe homelessness and housing services to Indigenous peoples in London, ON. The Knowledge Exchange Assistant will work collaboratively to contribute to the strategic directions of the Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness Strategic Plan 2020-2023, by being the primary helper for the Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Series currently offered to service providers (frontline and leadership staff) in London’s homelessness sector.
Role and Responsibility
Mobilizing a culture and land-based approach, and using principles of Indigenous education and decolonization, the successful applicant will assist in curriculum and content development on topics such as Indigenous cultural safety, Indigenous homelessness, Indigenous trauma-informed care, cross-cultural communication, and Indigenous harm reduction. The Knowledge Exchange Assistant will be a primary facilitator and trainer for the sessions with service providers and will be comfortable presenting information in an engaging way with a diverse demographic of adult learners. The successful applicant will navigate complex group discussions about colonization, systemic racism, and power in service delivery in a respectful and welcoming way while holding firm boundaries and acknowledging multiple perspectives. Other tasks will include event planning and complex administrative coordinating of fine details for training sessions. The Knowledge Exchange Assistant may work on broader tasks to support an overall community education strategy that includes coordinating training for internal staff team, hosting regular culture-based community events, arranging guest speakers, and managing social media accounts to sustainably engage learners. The Knowledge Exchange Assist has a sound understanding of Indigenous research methodologies and passion for conduct primary and secondary research on Indigenous cultural safety to regularly review and improve curriculum.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Social Justice, Social Work, Indigenous Studies, Communications, Education or related field)
• Must possess a sound, solid, and grounded Indigenous identity and balanced level of personal wellness
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of languages, history and cultures of the Indigenous population in the London region
• Experience working with marginalized individuals in social/community programs
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ease and confidence in presenting complex information in group settings
• Experience in curriculum development, group facilitation, event planning and coordination required
• Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation to build trust and resolve disagreements across different perspectives and ability to interact with others as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct
• Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, creative collaboration, problem-solving, community development
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing workload demands in fast paced environment
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full-time contract position to March 31st, 2022 with potential for renewal
REMUNERATION: Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Indigenous individuals are strongly encouraged to apply (please self-identify in application). Atlohsa supports diversity in all its various manifestations, however, preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
2212 Elm Ave
Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
Tel No. 519-438-0068 | Fax No.: 519-438-0070 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org