Community Facilitator – Indigenous Programming

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Author alnationtalk
Date August 22, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $36,741 – $53,581 - Annual
Location Manitoba, MB
Category Indigenous
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title: Community Facilitator – Indigenous Programming
Location: Canada – Manitoba Region
Employment status: Casual
Salary band: $ 36,741 – 53,581 / year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Community Facilitator – Indigenous Programming to join our Community Programs team.

You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.

At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

The Community Facilitator works cooperatively with the Red Cross team in Manitoba, community leaders and stakeholders, to facilitate culturally competent and inclusive services and programs, while encouraging partnerships between other Indigenous agencies and the Canadian Red Cross.

In this role you will:

  • Facilitate workshops and group discussions, respond to questions and comments, guide and monitor discussions, assess assignments
  • Communicate consistently and openly with Community Programs Manager regarding all aspects of training: preparation, learning environment, learning challenges, participant issues, and evaluations
  • Liaise with Indigenous community leadership, service providers, and members to ensure CRC services are meeting expectations.
  • Coordination of workshops and trainings such as sending invitations, collecting registrations, and shipping of participant materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date information related to community profiles
  • Identify gaps in resources and information, make recommendations and facilitate ongoing implementation of best practices.
  • Support participants throughout the learning process.
  • Identify and provide resources, tools and awareness around the topics being delivered, thus fostering a culture that recognizes the value and importance of making connections and/or recommending referrals through workshops, information sessions, etc.
  • Participate in the ongoing mentorship and professional development process as outlined by CRC guidelines.
  • Model practices around self-care and caring for others during and between community visits and activations.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, preferably in rural, remote or northern communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, facilitation skills, listening and questioning skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal English language skills. French and Indigenous languages an asset.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    Previous on-site deployment experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates an empathetic and positive attitude toward those in community
  • Adapts well in high stress situations
  • Maintains strict confidentiality & upholds privacy and protection legislation

Working conditions:

  • This position is based in Manitoba. The incubent must be available to travel within Manitoba and to remote/northern Indigenous communities. These deployments can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services. The work requires irregular hours, including weekends and holidays without limited notice.
  • This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, reference check, valid provincial driver’s license, and First Aid certification (training provided).
  • Available to take online and in-class training session.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

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