Community Wellness Worker

Flying Dust First Nation is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to provide leadership in the Community Wellness field under the supervision of the Director of Health & Wellness. The Community Wellness Worker (CWW) provides counseling, crisis, prevention & education services to the community members. The CWW adheres to a holistic vision of healing & wellness and professional Code of Ethics and Oath of Confidentiality. The CWW is also expected to practice a drug, alcohol & gambling free lifestyle.

Objectives of the program are:

  • To support to FDFN community members dealing with significant emotional or mental health issues such as grief and loss, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, unresolved trauma, or other issues.
  • To promote positive mental health of community members though information sharing, knowledge enhancement, community development and prevention activities.
  • To provide support to individuals in the aftermath of community crisis, stress, or trauma.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides culturally relevant counseling service on a wide range of life issues to individual, family & groups in the community.
  • Completes and submits monthly service reports to MLTC and FDFN Health Director.
  • Ensures that all client files are up to date, complete and maintained in a secure and confidential manner.
  • Designs and facilitates education, prevention activities.
  • Participate in the human resource team activities as requested by Health Director.
  • Participating in MLTC team meetings & training as directed by Health Director.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Relevant university degree preferably (B.S.W. or B.I.S.W) and/or combination of appropriate experience
  • Counseling skills and experience in coordinating community-based programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in service provision in areas including but not limited to mental health, crisis intervention, trauma, sexual abuse, suicide, family violence, developmental delays, addictions,
  • Fetal Alcohol syndrome and Effects, Residential School syndrome, interpersonal relationships, communication, stress management, self-esteem, management of anxiety
  • Experience working with first nations and sensitive to their culture, values, and beliefs
  • Proficient with computers, i.e., Microsoft Office 2010, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

All applicants must possess the following requirements:

  • Must maintain and support strict confidentialit
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Current Criminal Record Check from RCMP

Please email your cover letter and resume stating qualifications and work experience, along with 3 work references one reference from your last or current employer to:
Attn: Ann Caron, Human Resources/Safety Manager Email: human.resources@flyingdust.net

Closing Date: September 24th, 2021

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted