Indigenous Life Skills Coordinator (3 Month Contract)

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As a member of Indigenous Housing Services: From Homelessness to Community team, the Indigenous Life Skills Coordinator will provide a culturally safe and welcoming environment to Indigenous peoples experiencing chronic and/or episodic periods of homelessness with complex needs. The Indigenous Life Skills Coordinator will be responsible for building community partnerships, facilitating drop-in and life skills programs to enhance the personal growth and development of program participants and the Indigenous Community at large experiencing homelessness.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated empathy, passion and commitment to the needs and aspirations of homeless and vulnerable people experiencing barriers of mental health, addictions and other social determinants of health
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous traditional ways and culture, or a willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of a Housing First Model
  • Preferred experience in life skills development, implementation and facilitation
  • Ability to create a culturally safe and welcoming environment for individuals to access and receive direct support
  • Ability to provide and/or coordinate cultural programming activities
  • Ability to establish strategic connections with existing agencies and supports.
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships by demonstrating positive behaviors with staff, clients, community members and other professionals
  • Ability to obtain feedback on a regular basis from program participants through the implementation of program evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to group dynamics and respond to situations utilizing a client centered approach.
  • Prepare monthly reports and submit statistical data as required

Candidate Qualifiers:

  • Completion of or working towards completion of post-secondary diploma in social services, or appropriate combination of education and experience accepted.
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification an asset.

Our Mission:

To improve the Wellness of Aboriginal individuals and of the Aboriginal community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs.

The Health Centre focuses on culturally appropriate wholistic preventive and primary health care that includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Traditional Healing and other primary health services — Mental Health Support as well as community health supports — Advocacy, Outreach and Health Promotion and Education Services.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS Please submit your resume to:


678 Main Street East

Hamilton, Ontario L8M1K2

Attention: Human Resources

Nya weh to all applicants.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


May 31, 2019 by 12:00pm