Indigenous Cultural Advisor - Aboriginal
Fraser Health Career
Maple Ridge, CA
2d ago

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse municipalities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the unceded and traditional homelands of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.

Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision : Better health, best in health care.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and services in public health, home health, mental health and long term care facilities.

Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We are looking for an Indigenous Cultural Advisor to be part of Fraser Health’s Aboriginal Health Program to ensure Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, and approaches to wellness are honoured across the Fraser Region.

In this position your primary responsibilities include :

  • Provide guidance, personal consultation, active listening, counselling, support, and mentorship to clients, their families and employees.
  • Act as a cultural liaison between clients and Fraser Health staff and programs.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and direction to Fraser Health staff and programs as requested, including the sharing of knowledge and protocol around ceremony and culture for stronger client interactions and supporting cultural events on site.
  • Provide a link between Aboriginal community members inclusive of First Nation, Metis and Inuit, Aboriginal organizations and Fraser Health staff and programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Aboriginal Health Liaison in support of community members and Fraser Health staff and programs.
  • Education and experience required :

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to promote Indigenous protocols and ceremonies as recognized by their Nation and / or Aboriginal community
  • Healthcare background / knowledge preferred.
  • Valid BC Driver's licence and possession of a personal vehicle for business related purposes.
  • This permanent part-time (0.50) position is located in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows, BC with access to public transit, restaurants and other amenities.

    Fraser Health Authority values diversity within the workplace. For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, Metis ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position.

    Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

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