Indigenous Community Mental Health Worker - Geraldton
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