Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.
Hull Services is a charitable, multi-service organization that offers a range of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs to support children, youth and families to overcome challenges and build resilience. Hull’s programs and services include prevention, early intervention, in-home support, kinship and foster care, group care, school day treatment, therapeutic campus based care, secure and stabilization programs, supported interdependent living and education and training services. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for over 60 years, and support over 9000 individuals annually.
Braiding the Sweetgrass is a program offered to Indigenous families in Calgary by Hull Services. This program guides Indigenous families through the effects of intergenerational trauma (IGT) to a place of well-being. In Braiding the Sweetgrass (BTS), families experience culture, community and reconnection on their journey of healing. The primary goal of BTS is to create a foundation upon which we can build a future for healthy Indigenous families, free from the trauma cycle. Hull has developed this unique approach blending Traditional healing practices and Western understanding of brain development and the effects of trauma. Elders are important wisdom keepers of Traditional knowledge and a team of selected Elders from a variety of tribes have been integral contributors to the development and delivery of the program. Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) has provided the lens for understanding trauma and working with culture to heal the effects of IGT.
Braiding the Sweetgrass is currently seeking individuals to assist in the facilitation of culturally specific programming for Indigenous families. Working alongside BTS Facilitators & Elders, this role supports the delivery of programming to promote participation, learning, and growth by helping to blend cultural activities and teachings with trauma informed care and activities that support healthy brain development.
Preference will be given to individuals who have lived experience with Indigenous Canadian cultures.
Application open until suitable candidate is found.
Note: We personally review every application received through email@example.com and our team will give your application due consideration. It may take up to two weeks to review all applications. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements we will contact you directly.
At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.