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ORGANIZATION: Red Deer Native Friendship Society

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The primary focus of the Program Facilitation Helper is to support the Celebrating Families Facilitator to provide families teachings with the primary target population being Indigenous families, and the second target population being non-Indigenous families who may be involved with or who are at risk of being involved with Children’s Services Authority and facilitate culturally appropriate workshops for children and parents that wish to register in the Celebrating Families and Wellbriety programs. Group facilitators provide participants with information and serve as healthy role models and advocates for successful recovery. New facilitators will be given proper training and orientation to the program before commencement of program

Groups are designed to develop a safe and consistent environment; the Cultural Program Facilitator will work non-intrusively with the parents and children to facilitate the learning of:

o Better communication skills

o How to appropriately express their feelings

o Demonstrating anger management skills

o Being able to use problem-solving and decision-making skills

o Developing coping skills to deal with stressful situations

o Increasing their knowledge of the impact of alcohol and other substances on children, individuals, and families

o Providing a safe, nurturing place for children and parents to talk and explore their feelings and choices

o Facilitating trust through a process of bonding with consistent role modeling

o Developing their self-awareness and self-worth

o How chemical dependency is a disease and how it affects family members

Duties (may include, but are not limited to):

1. Help implement daily workshops using the Celebrating Families and Wellbriety curriculum in collaboration with other facilitators;

2. Attend check-ins with all group leaders;

3. Document all survey and anecdotal evidence discovered in program sessions;

4. Complete reports of outcome measures for the funder when requested from program coordinator;

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills:

o Teaching/facilitation skills

o Positive parenting skills (and experience)

o Ability to build positive working relationships with a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations

o Respect and support local Indigenous cultural values, beliefs, and traditions

o Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous participants, including sound knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact the culture in contemporary society

o Experience working with at-risk First Nation, Inuit, and M ├ętis population

o Knowledge of social, economic, and health issues relevant to the urban Indigenous community

o Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders

o Strong organizational and negotiating skills and the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy

o Observation skills


o Criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations required

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About Red Deer Native Friendship Society


4808 51 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4H3, CA

Mission Statement

In the spirit of friendship, RDNFS is committed to a community without need. We embrace and are guided by cultural wisdom and traditional teachings to provide a healthy and safe place of belonging for all people living in Red Deer. RDNFS is a charitable Indigenous agency dedicated to building an empowered community through Asooahum cultural housing, community development and the Indigenous Youth Centre for Success.


Four Core Initiatives

  1. Capacity Building and Sustainability:

  2. Community and Family Supports:

  3. Youth Programming:

  4. Cultural Awareness Initiatives:


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Mon Jun 24, 2024 - Sat Aug 31, 2024
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM


4808 51 AvenueRed Deer, Alberta T4N 4H3Canada



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Special Needs




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per day

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