Osh-ka-be-Wis (Traditional Helper)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - downtown Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-032019-05-24

Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Our mission: to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multidisciplinary health care model.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Osh-ka-be-Wis (Traditional Helper)

Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a fully accredited community health centre, offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. We seek an individual to fill the full-time continuing position of Osh-ka-be-Wis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance and support to the Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People, which includes: assisting with a range of traditional healing approaches such as fasting, sweat lodge, shake tent, sacred fire, naming ceremony, clan ceremony and pipe ceremonies
  • Facilitating client access to the Traditional Healers and ceremonies, ensuring that protocols are understood and met, and that traditional medicines are gathered, prepared, identified and stored
  • Coordinating access for community members, staff and Aboriginal youth to the learning experience of traditional healing approaches
  • Coordinating the accommodation and travel requirements of the Traditional Healers, assisting with the compilation of a data base, program reports and submissions, and maintaining an efficient and secure filing system

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrating a commitment, respect, understanding and knowledge of Traditional Healing
  • A positive, professional, courteous and respectful manner with a desire to help people find their healing path
  • A team player with a knowledge and understanding of the health needs of urban Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of the culture, traditions, teachings, ceremonies and practices of Aboriginal people will be considered an asset

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to recruitment@aht.ca, in a single document, with your name and “Osh-ka-be-Wis” in the document name. If you have questions about the process, please call 416-920-2605 x.332

CLOSING DATE: May 24, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Anishnawbe Health Toronto offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a commitment to your professional development and a supportive workplace environment.

Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal and meet the requirements of the job posting will be given first consideration in the hiring process

Anishnawbe Health Toronto is committed to diversity and values the contribution of its employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who contribute to greater diversity of perspectives.

(If you are invited for an interview and require accommodation, please let us know)

Meegwetch to all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.