Indigenous Community Mental Health Worker - Geraldton

Thunderbird Friendship Centre
Geraldton, ON
Closing Date
January 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Indigenous Community Mental Health Worker – Geraldton

The Indigenous Community Mental Health Program provides wholistic and culture-based supports through a range of trauma-informed and strengths-based cultural approaches to be responsive to the needs of mental health and addictions for urban Indigenous individuals and families.

 Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, Social Work, Child and Youth Work or in related field is preferred; or a combination of equivalent and relevant education and work related experience.
 Ideal candidate will have minimum of (2) years of demonstrated and related work experience within a mental health and/or social service setting.
 Must have experience in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring community-based programming with specific emphasis on the impacts of trauma, family violence, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach.
 Knowledge of Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy, Ontario Mental Health Act, community health services and other related agencies.
 Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history.
 Ability to work as a team member and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
 Excellent communication, facilitation skills and experience working with diverse groups.
 Knowledge of computers and various applications. (Word processing, database programs, internet and email)
 Willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
 Must have a Criminal Reference check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening completed and approved prior to the commencement of the position.
 Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training an asset.
 Possess a valid class driver’s license and use of personal vehicle.

 Conduct peer-counselling sessions and case management services.
 Organize group counselling and/or psychoeducational workshops such as talking/sharing circles, teaching circles, positive self-esteem, healthy relationships etc.
 Support individuals, families, or communities who request assistance or information concerning mental health and addictions treatment programs and services.
 Design, develop and deliver mental-health and addiction educational presentations and information materials.
 Integrate with internal and external partners to promote culturally appropriate activities that minimize the stigma surrounding mental health and addictions.
 Follow and adhere to program guidelines and expectations, including database, narrative and statically reporting.

Closing Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references with candidate’s written permission to contact the provided references in a sealed marked envelope, or by fax or email to the attention of Karen Stephenson, Executive Director. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thunderbird Friendship Centre
301 Beamish Ave West, P.O. Box 430
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Tel: (807)854-1060 Fax: (807)854-0861