• Full Time
  • Calgary

Indigenous Circle Keeper

 Indigenous Circle Keeper/Liaison

Full Time Permanent

 

ENVIROS – Who We Are:   

Enviros is an innovative social services agency that provides critical, individualized programs to children, youth, adults and families in vulnerable situations to meet their desired outcomes and wellness.

Enviros helps our clients make strength-based changes to move to independence within a healthy community.

Enviros focuses programs on the unique needs of individual clients practicing experiential learning to provide opportunities for personal discovery and growth.

Enviros focus is on building relationships and is the foundation of the work we do. This enables clients to develop skills, healthy trust, and independence.

Since our founding in 1976, Enviros has been an early adopter of new evidence-based best practices and has developed and informed other leading practices.

Why People Choose Enviros

Simply stated, our vision is: “The Power of Human Relationships Invites Belonging and Inspires Growth”.

 

Cultural Supports at Enviros

Cultural humility and learning is a foundational principle at Enviros. We embrace the relationship between culture, connection and belonging.  The Circle Keeper position is a part of our commitment to develop a more culturally responsive approach to our relationships with Indigenous clients in our programs and with Indigenous staff at Enviros.  This is a new role and developmental in nature, and the Circle Keeper will work closely with our Elder, the leadership team and community influencers to act as a connector and create opportunities for cultural exposure and learning across Enviros.

The Position – Circle Keeper

 Reporting to the Executive team, the Circle Keeper will work with programs to identify areas of need on a day to day basis, teaching protocols and ceremony. The Circle Keeper will lead the organization in developing and deepening its practices to connect Indigenous clients with their culture, including integration of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action into our programs and developing understanding within Enviros around legislation such as Bill C-92. This will involve working with local Indigenous organizations and bands to build organization relationships and to better support connection and belonging for children in care with their communities .

The Circle Keeper will also lead the development of a cultural lens for staff, the leadership team and the board of directors. Where appropriate, the Circle Keeper will work directly with children, youth, adults and families to both see Enviros through their eyes and to provide the cultural support they need.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working directly with children, youth, adults and families to support increased cultural connection
  • Supporting programs to develop action steps for Bill C-92
  • Ensuring Indigenous children are supported in connection and belonging with their bands and people
  • Identify key relationships to bands for person served and build bridges for cultural practice
  • Identifying key steps for programs to advance in their service continuum
  • Explore opportunities for staff and stakeholders to be exposed to cultural opportunities in the community
  • Working with our Elder, to continue to develop and expand a cultural framework for the organization

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@enviros.org: attention: Candace Windisch. Quote job reference # 2103 Competition for this posting closes on: Until suitable candidate is found.

 

To apply for this job email your details to rforeman@enviros.org