Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Cultural Wellness Worker (0.8FTE)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES), to join our Cultural Wellness Program. This program provides Elder-led cultural wellness care for new and existing members of the Kilala Lelum Health Centre and the Downtown Eastside community (DTES), through an culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach. 

Job Summary:

The Cultural Wellness Worker (CWW) is an integral part of the Cultural Wellness team, working directly with the Program Manager, Elders + Knowledge Keepers, Peer Support Workers, and community partners. The program employs a spectrum of in-clinic (group and 1-1), outreach, and virtual approaches, as well as outings (ex: land-based teachings, medicine harvesting, community gatherings, and ceremonies) to connect our members, staff and community members with culture-based health and wellness supports. 

The Cultural Wellness Worker (CWW) performs a combination of duties to deliver cultural wellness care including: building relationships and supporting members to access care through community outreach, acting as an Elders + Knowledge Keepers Assistant to ensure they are cared for and supported in their work through Kilala Lelum, and facilitating outings and events. The Cultural Wellness Worker (CWW) also performs a range of logistical support (ex: food preparation, preparing and caring for medicines and cultural materials) and some basic administrative and communication duties (ex: data entry, making posters).


Qualifications & Skills:

Working conditions:

Some administrative and preparation work will be performed at the Kilala Lelum Health Centre, with mobile and outreach services performed in and around the Downtown Eastside community. Working schedule is generally eight hour shifts on weekdays from 9am-5pm (days to be determined) with some evening and/or weekend shifts for outings and events (approximately 1x per month), based on programming needs. 

Supervision provided:

This position is supervised by the Program Manager – Cultural Wellness Program, and will receive support and mentorship by the in-clinic Medical Office Assistant team, the Administrative Lead, the Primary Care Co-Leads, and the Indigenous Health Lead. 

Additional Information:

To apply:

Please send a RESUME and COVER LETTER by Thursday, August 13th, 2020 @ 4pm to fleurie.hunter@uihhc.ca. Your COVER LETTER should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, and how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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