Cultural Support Worker

City: Kamloops
Program and Site Location:
Maverick Supportive Recovery and Career Development Program
Reports To: Treatment and Supportive Recovery Coordinator
Term
Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm with ½ hour paid break.
Wage Range: $23.56 to $27.45 based on education and related experience

The ASK Wellness Society is an Accredited not-for-profit organization. Through the generous support of funders, we assist those who are marginalized and at-risk to strengthen the communities we serve (Kamloops, Merritt, and Penticton). We provide housing and support to those who are facing homelessness/at risk of homelessness and support those who may use substances, mental health challenges, harm reduction, health education and ultimately provide the skills to re-enter the workforce.

What We Offer:

Effective November 1, 2021, the Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with the Society unless a legal exemption is obtained.

Who is the Kamloops Native Housing Society (KNHS)?  We are not-for-profit housing organization that supports individuals within the Thompson, Okanagan, and Kootenay Regions of British Columbia with affordable, safe, quality housing for indigenous individuals. We also assist with rent geared to Income family units and individual units within the City of Kamloops.

Position Summary: The Cultural Support Worker works in collaboration with the Supportive Recovery and Career Development Team to support connection to Elders, home based Indigenous services and the inclusion of Indigenous healing practices as appropriate. Within this role you will promote cultural awareness, safety, and competency throughout the daily addiction recovery program. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.

Typical Duties Include:

Cultural Support Worker Responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities

Qualifications and Requirements

How to apply: Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the reference “Cultural Support Worker” to careers@askwellness.ca no later than 4:00pm on May 23, 2022. Interviews set to take place on May 27, 2022. You may also apply directly apply online at https://askwellness.ca/careers/ 

The ASK Wellness Society offers assistance from an Employment Advisor.

If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and/or would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, we encourage you to contact us, and you will be redirected to our Employment Advisor.

The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.