Mental Health Support Worker

Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Macdiarmid, ON
Monday to Friday
Full-time, Permanent
$62,000.00 per year
Closing Date
January 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Mental Health Support Worker

Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Macdiarmid, ON
$62,000 a year – Full-time, Permanent

Job Description:

Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (BZA) First Nation is seeking a highly motivated person to facilitate the role of a Mental Health Support Worker within our Spirit Bay Elementary School. The expectation of the candidate in this role will be to provide our Indigenous population from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 with one-on-one and group supports. Services will need to be wholistic in nature to focus on the child and the family’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being by use of a cultural, trauma-informed, gender based and family centered approach.


· A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work is preferred but a minimum two-year Social Work Diploma with a combination of 3 years’ experience of advocating & supporting Indigenous children & families.

· Work experience within an education institution with Indigenous peoples.

· Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, and ceremonies.

· Strong understanding of major behavioral, emotional, mental health issues and disorders of the Indigenous population.

· Ability to provide evidence-based counselling support services.

· Awareness of recent historical and intergenerational trauma experienced by the Indigenous population, including the psychological, neurological, physiological, social and spiritual impact of trauma.

· Effective crisis intervention skills.

· Understanding of the principles of cultural trauma-informed care & wise practices to provide trauma-informed care.

· Must be able to follow and respond to management direction & to improve own performance through feedback.

· Capacity to solve problems & to view different perspectives.

· Self-motivated individual to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting.

· Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines.

· Must be able to maintain confidentiality both verbal and written communication.

· Must be willing and flexible to incorporate a combination of remote and office work schedule if deemed necessary.

· Must possess a clean drivers abstract and valid class “G” driver’s license, a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.

· Must have a clear valid Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check.

· Must possess valid First Aid/CPR training.

· Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.

Deadline for Applications – Friday, January 21, 2022

Please send a cover letter, resume and three work-related references to the attention of:
Natasha Hardy, Human Resources

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $62,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Following provincial mandates and guidelines

Application question(s):

  • * Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, and ceremonies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Application deadline: 2022-01-21