Researcher

Yellowhead Tribal Council - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Overview

Yellowhead Tribal Council (YTC) is an organization that represents four First Nations (Alexander, Alexis, Sunchild and Ochiese) as a political advisory body. YTC has been in operations for over 40 years and delivers programming and services to each Nation.

As part of its commitment to ensure the highest quality of programs and services for each Nation and as part of their advocacy of Treaty rights, three of the Nations (Alexis, Alexander and Sunchild) have begun a project focusing on restoring balance in their communities and reducing the number of children entering the care of Alberta Children’s Services.

With full participation of each Nation, community dialogues will be initiated whereby each Nation will define their needs and with the input of Elders, youth and the community a plan to restore balance within their communities will be developed. A pilot of those services and strategies will be developed and implemented over the course of the next three years. The Nations again will have direct input into how effective the strategies and services are and recommend changes as the needs of each Nation grows and develops.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR RESEARCHER:

This dynamic and exciting role requires our candidates to possess at minimum the following:

  • Diploma or Degree in the Social Work or related field (equivalencies may be considered)
  • Knowledge and experience working with trauma
  • Working knowledge of Yellowhead Tribal Council and participating Nations
  • Registered in professional associations
  • Proven practice in incorporating Indigenous Worldviews in your practice with Indigenous children and families on/off reserve
  • Strong group/interview facilitation skills
  • Knowledge and experience with OCAP and Indigenous research methodologies

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • “Researchers” are community engagements facilitators who will engage with the three (3) participating Nations, through community circle processes, individual and questionnaires
  • Researcher will conduct research utilizing an Indigenous research methodologies

OTHER DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Assisting with the completion of a literature review
  • Gathering and analyzing of data
  • Development and execute of action plans as a result of data gathered
  • Provide evaluation and outcome support
  • Assist in completing documents for publication

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Typically, work is from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday to Friday, although some evenings and weekends will be required
  • Ability to drive to and from any of the three (3) Nations
  • Presenting material and facilitating groups off site with minimal support and supervision
  • Proven experience of working successfully within high paced, stressful and crisis conditions
  • Ability to climb three (3) flights of stairs and the manual dexterity to use desktops, computers and peripherals

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Members of the three Nations identified are strongly encouraged to apply, even if they do not meet the qualifications. Candidates will need to provide security clearances. Equivalencies and the approval of an unclear record would be discussed at the Initial Interview.

This posting may be used to fill future positions in the program or other programs and services offered by Yellowhead Tribal Council.

The responsibilities outlined in this posting may change as the project evolves.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)