Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Cultural Wellness Worker (1.0 FTE)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join our Cultural Wellness (CW) program. This program provides Elder-led cultural wellness care to new and existing members of the Kilala Lelum Health Centre and the Downtown Eastside community (DTES) through a 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 CW Manager, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, Outreach Workers, and KL’s community partners. The CW program employs a spectrum of in-clinic (group and 1:1), outreach, and virtual approaches 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’ access to care through community outreach; acting as an Elders’ + Knowledge Keepers’ assistant; and facilitating outings and events. The ​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, program support).


Qualifications & Skills:

Working Conditions:

Administrative and preparation work will be performed at the Kilala Lelum Health Centre (626 Powell Street), with outreach services performed in and around the Downtown Eastside community. Working schedule is generally eight hour shifts on weekdays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM with some evening and/or weekend shifts for outings and events (approximately 1 per month) based on programming needs.

Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Cultural Wellness Manager and will receive support and mentorship from the Cultural Wellness 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, November 12, 2020 to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule (willing to offer less than full-time for the right candidate). Incomplete applications will not be considered.