First Nations Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 6, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Location Territory, ON
Category Medical / Health
Client Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
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INTERNAL                                                                                             EXTERNAL

Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake’ Program

First Nations Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker

 Part Time (26 hours/week) Term – Term position ending February, 2018

Job Summary:

The First Nations Child and Youth Mental Wellness Outreach Worker will be directly responsible to the Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake’ Manager and the Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake’ Team.  This worker will be working closely with First Nations children, youth and families in the Counties of Frontenac, Leeds & Grenville and Lanark, as well as with members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.  The expectations of this worker will include assisting members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, and  ensuring all clients receive support and holistic care; counsel and support to programs in the Community and surrounding Counties; and to encourage and build supports with outside agencies for referral purposes and to build resources and networking possibilities. The worker will focus service delivery on children and youth, up to the age of 19 who are affiliated with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte or the Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake’ Team.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Must have a minimum 2-year Diploma or Degree (preferred) in Social Work or relevant field from an accredited College or University, and 2 years’ experience in counselling preferred.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening and/or weekend work will be required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of counselling theories and practices, with the ability to apply them to First Nations children and youth
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to First Nations Health and Social issues and programs
  • Knowledge of additions related issues that affect children and youth, as well as their families, including substance and process additions
  • Knowledge of Duty to Report requirements and related legislation pertaining to children and families
  • Knowledge of and a strong interest in Haudenosaunee traditional values, culture, traditions and healing practices
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to utilize standardized assessment tools and intake interviews to establish goals with clients
  • Ability to utilize evidence based techniques delivered in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to handle crisis calls, provide support, case management, outreach services and/or referrals
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to be creative and flexible
  • High degree of skill in dealing with stress management/crisis management
  • High degree of initiative, insight and self-direction
  • Excellent computer based skills (including MS Office suite, email and internet)

Successful candidate must:

  • have a valid G driver’s license with own insured vehicle
  • provide clear Vulnerable Sector check
  • be able to travel, with overnight stays being expected
  • Be able to work flexible hours
  • be free of the use or effects of drugs and alcohol during working hours
  • have total compliance of confidentiality

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:        February 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Mailing Address:
24 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk
Territory, ON
K0K 1X0
HROfficer@mbq-tmt.orgPlease forward all resumes to
ATTN:  HR Officer
613-396-3627Inquiries, please call:

Note:  Eligible candidates for an Internal Posting are members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte or current employees of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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