Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Coordinator

The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre (NFC) is an Indigenous not-for-profit, culture and community-based organization mandated to serve the needs of urban Indigenous people in the City of Peterborough and the surrounding area. The NFC is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Coordinator.

Position Objective and Responsibilities;

The Coordinator will facilitate the implementation of the Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound (UIHB) 4-phase program. UIHB aims to systematically address the barriers sole-parenting Indigenous women face when trying to find meaningful employment, enhanced wellbeing, and prosperity for themselves and their children. UIHB is founded on the provision of key supports such as housing, access to culture, childcare, education and life skills, transportation, case coordination, health access, and mental health supports.

The Coordinator will be responsible to promote the program within the Indigenous community and inform identified local community stakeholders; host information sessions; develop program resources; coordinate participant intakes; advocate/support access to adequate housing; coordinate life skills curriculum/upgrading; and support Participants to access post-secondary education.

The position requires a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

• Education in a relevant post-secondary program (ie. Social Service);
• Minimum two years working experience in community and/or social services, in a program coordination capacity.
OR, an acceptable combination of the above.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of the social and economic challenges being faced by individuals living in poverty, especially sole parents;
• Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with a strong understanding of the impacts of trauma;
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to create and maintain trusting relationships with vulnerable Indigenous women and men;
• Experience organizing events/meetings, facilitating meetings/focus groups, and working with other agency stakeholders;
• Experience in building and maintaining positive working relationships with local organizations/institutions to foster collaborative and coordinated approaches to achieving program objectives ie: housing; daycare system;
• Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Office 365;
• Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the NFC organization;
• Must have the ability to work independently and with a team, with minimal supervision;
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel when required;
• Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or be willing to be certified;
• Must be fully vaccinated (covid-19);
• Good organizational and administrative skills;
• Indigenous heritage a preference; (ref: Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy); and,
• A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.

Salary: $44,000 annual salary (3-month probation salary will apply) and benefits.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) working references to the attention of:

Ashley Safar, Program/Human Resource Manager
Email: manager@nogofc.ca

The deadline for application is Friday, May 13, 2022
****Only those selected for an interview will be contacted ****

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
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