Indigenous Mental Health & Wellness Worker

Deadline Date: 2020/02/21

The Indigenous Mental Health & Wellness Worker's primary responsibility is to provide wholistic and culture-based supports for urban Indigenous individuals and families, by developing and coordinating services that implement trauma-informed and strengths-based cultural approaches to address community-based mental health and well-being concerns. The Indigenous Mental Health & Wellness Worker will deliver individual and group services including peer counselling, sharing circles and other traditional and land-based activities. This position will collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, and coordinate services and support in consultation with individuals and partnering programs.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
401 N Cumberland Street
Start Date:
35 per week
48,000.00 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Health, Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
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  •  Preferred degree in Social Services or in a related human services field, with specialized training or experience in the area of addictions and mental health
  •  Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset
  •  Experience working with high-risk clientele experiencing concurrent issues
  •  Experience planning and leading educational, one-on-one and/ or support groups. Ability to plan, coordinate and deliver educational and prevention workshops
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting
  • Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills
  • Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve and take initiative
  • Effective crisis intervention skills; ability to provide individual / family counselling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends
  •  A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver's License and reliable transportation.
    Misc.:The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.Closing Date/Apply by:2020/02/21How To Apply:Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Hiring Committee
Position Title:
Company Name:
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
401 N Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
P7A 4P7
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