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Within the department of Violence Prevention, and under the direction of the Risk Reduction Manager, the Community Facilitator is responsible for contributing to community engagement work in northern communities and Northern Territories, including Nunavut.
Support various Red Cross initiatives in Manitoba and Nunavut, with a focus on Violence Prevention / Social Emergencies / Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Responsibility 1 – Facilitation
Facilitate workshops and training programs for the Red Cross, specifically Violence Prevention training programs, while adhering to the following:
- Facilitate group discussions, respond to questions and comments, guide and monitor discussions
- Evaluate, respond to and assess assignments and exercises completed by participants
- Ensure that participants are progressing through courses and participating in discussions, exercises and assignments
- Gather completed participant evaluations
- Communicate consistently and openly with Risk Reduction Manager regarding all aspects of training: preparation, learning environment, learning challenges, participant issues, and evaluations
- Complete and submit a Training Report for each training conducted within 10 days of completion of training to the Training Associate and Education Manager
Responsibility 2 – Administration
- Work in concert with the Risk Reduction Team to attain the objectives of the community visit and meet funding obligations.
- Identify gaps in resources and information, make recommendations and facilitate ongoing implementation of best practices.
- Participate in the team briefings, debriefings or other meetings as appropriate.
Responsibility 4 – Participant Support
- Support participants throughout the learning process.
- Identify and provide resources, tools and awareness around self-care, fostering a culture that recognizes the value and importance of self-care through workshops, information sessions, etc.
Responsibility 5 – Other
- Engage in relevant CRC trainings and continued education to strengthen knowledge and competencies.
- Participate in the ongoing mentorship and professional development process as outlined by CRC guidelines.
- Model practices around self-care and caring for others during and between community visits and activations.
- Follow all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.
The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused.
This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check.
Knowledge & Experience
- Experience working with Indigenous communities
- Experience working in rural, remote and northern communities
- Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
- Attends special training sessions and upgrade training as required
- Previous deployment experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knows and understands the Red Cross Fundamental Principles
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, facilitation skills, listening and questioning skills
- Demonstrated written and verbal English language skills. French and Indigenous languages an asset.
- Demonstrates an empathetic and positive attitude toward those in community
- Adapts well in high stress situations
- Maintains strict confidentiality & upholds privacy and protection legislation
- Available to deploy or respond virtually on short notice
- Available to take online and in-class training sessions
- Available to travel across Canada
Travel to remote and northern Indigenous communities will be required. These field missions can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services. The work requires irregular hours, including week-ends and holidays without limited notice.
Please note that there is no relocation package for this position.
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, reference check, valid provincial driver’s license, and First Aid certification (training provided). The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
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