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Indigenous Resource Navigator’s for the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) 2 part-time – 18 hours a week

Location: – working remotely from your home, contracted position for 1 year. Ability to travel to various location across the province as needed.

 – 2 part time positions one in the North and the other in the South

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a group of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.

These are new position for the AEAAC with the goal to ensure a strong system of support and access to resources to prevent and address elder abuse for Indigenous seniors at risk of or experiencing abuse.

The North and South two Indigenous Resource Navigator positions will: support Indigenous Nations to raise awareness of elder abuse in their communities, build capacity of new and current Coordinated community response (CCR), work with stakeholders, and community organizations through education, training, and resources, and will support the development and implementation of newly developed Safe Spaces within Indigenous communities.

Indigenous navigator’s: Roles and Responsibilities

Navigators will make connections to cultural resources (e.g. access to Elders) for Indigenous seniors or case managers who are supporting Indigenous seniors and will bridge connections with key stakeholders within their region and across the province. As well this position will work with post-secondary institutions. They will work collaboratively with the Education/training coordinator. 

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Provide suggestion to case managers who are working with indigenous seniors.
  • Provide support to case managers using safe spaces with indigenous seniors.
  • Assist to develop new material, key messages, and content about elder abuse and the Council including World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD material and events), with the education/training coordinator.
  • Attending monthly case mangers meetings.
  • Attend Neighbors friend and family (bystander training for elder abuse) NFF-Community of practice.
  • Partner with key stakeholders- in education about elder abuse and indigenous seniors
  • Assist in the safe space community of practice meetings. Providing ongoing support.
  • Identify, monitor, and analyze changing community needs.
  • Work to raise awareness about elder abuse in indigenous communities in conjunction with the communities.
  • Work on data collection
  • Have knowledge on the Alberta Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl’s roadmap.
  • Have knowledge of the National Actional Plan to end gender-based violence.
  • Arrange training opportunities for communities, CCRs, staff, and other organizations on topics of and ensure consistency and quality in service provision.
  • Attend the case conferencing (2 x’s a month) to support the work of case managers, service providers with an indigenous lens of support.
  • Work with the education/training/coordinator to provide cross cultural materials.
  • Assist in the development of safe spaces and a Community of Practice for those with spaces. Providing ongoing support.
  • Identify, monitor, and analyzes changing community needs in conjunction with First Nations communities.
  • Assist with CCR development in Indigenous communities and Metis settlements.
  • Provide training in CORE Alberta

Note: This position requires travel. There will be a travel allowance. A personal vehicle is required (mileage allowance provided). (2 million liability) Travel to rural communities is required. There maybe scheduled overnights during training times.

Qualifications:

  • A diploma or degree in a related field
  • Ability to network and maintain relationships.
  • Experience leading groups, implementing, and delivering education programs.
  • Experience in community development, project management and capacity building
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed and able to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of services for seniors in indigenous communities
  • Have worked in community with Elders knowledge keepers and seniors.
  • Computer literacy, especially Microsoft office and PowerPoint
  • Be able to provide a clear Police Check including a vulnerable persons check and a drivers abstract

 

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

 

  • Work with older adults
  • Understand ageism and its impact on society and individuals
  • knowledge of elder abuse • Ability to work from home as this is a remote position.

Ability to travel to various parts of the province as needed.

Terms & Compensation:

● The position is based out of your home-report to the executive director in Lethbridge                                

● There are options for flexible work schedules.                                                                                                    

● This is a 1 year contracted- 18 hour a week position, to start once the suitable candidate is found. Salary is 32,250 to 35,250 yearly. Salary in consideration in experience.

Applicants should apply online with resume deadline January 12, 2024

Apply now: AEAAC.coordinator@outlook.com We appreciate all interest in this position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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