(867) 996-2265 NNDFN Main Line

Job Opportunity: Wellness Community Support Worker

Position Title:                  WELLNESS COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER
Salary Range:                  Level 5 (under review) – $27.01 to $32.19/hr
Supervisor:  Manager, Health & Social Programs
Status:  Part-Time – 6 hours per day/60 hours bi-weekly, Term (one year with the possibility of extension)
Posting Date  August 10, 2021
Closing Date:                      August 24, 2021, or until filled

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Health and Social Programs, the Wellness Community Support Worker (WCSW) is responsible for assisting in the planning, coordinating and organization of community wellness programs and services.

Programs offered may include basic counselling referrals, drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programming, family violence prevention programming; education awareness initiatives, land-based community programming for all age groups and programs and services on traditional teachings working with Elders, liaising with professional wellness contractors, FNNND departments and other governments and non-governmental resource agencies. Community wellness programs and services shall be delivered according to the goals and objectives of the wellness initiative as established by FNNND Council and Management.

Qualifications:      

Education & Experience:

Successful completion of a two-year diploma in a social services field, combined with a minimum of three years experience in providing social support services. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Relevant experience working in a First Nation Government setting will be considered an asset.

Specific Skills:

  • Ability to take initiative and work as a part of a team. 
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with community members, staff, resource agencies and governments.
  • Strong wellness promotion skills
  • Research and administrative skills
  • Knowledge of FNNND and Yukon FN traditions, spiritual beliefs and traditional healing practices including the role of Elders in the community
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations with people in distress. Be able to handle situations sensitively with the ability to foster trust and empathy in confidence.
  • Effective written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to act as a positive role model for community members, demonstrating a healthy lifestyle, including stability, maturity, and integrity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must be able to display that they are living a healthy, lifestyle with the ability to foster trust and confidentiality
  • Position requires tact, diplomacy and discretion while dealing with sensitive information in a confidential environment.
  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance
  • Willingness to comply with alcohol and drug screening if and as requested

For more information or to submit your application please contact

Dena Zavier at hr@nndfn.com, telephone contact (867) 996-2265 Ext. #137

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