Youth Concurrent Disorders Worker

Youth Concurrent Disorders Worker

Job Information
Author [email protected]
Date September 6, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Salary 47,736.00 - Per Hour
Location Hamilton, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Contact Information
[email protected]

The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is a large Indigenous not for profit organization. We are culturally based and community focused, and committed to driving positive change for the community. As a staff member of HRIC you will have opportunity for professional growth, access to Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and a generous benefit package. We strive to uphold pre-colonial management and policy structure, while being supportive and maintaining a positive work atmosphere. The HRIC is in compliance with Ontario Pay Equity legislation.

The Youth Concurrent Disorders Worker supports urban Indigenous youth aged 16-24 with combined mental health and substance use issues to enhance their wellbeing and create balance.  The program utilizes a wholistic approach by providing adaptive engagement and various programming to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each client.  The Youth Concurrent Disorders Worker will provide support in both group and one-on-one counselling, advocacy and wellness planning to enhance the youth’s knowledge, skills and techniques to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle.


  • Post Secondary Diploma in Social Service and/or Concurrent Disorders, or a combination of an equivalent and relevant education, skills and abilities as determined by the employer;
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated and related work experience within the mental health and substance use field;
  • Understanding of historical trauma in relation to mental health and substance use from an Indigenous perspective;
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture, and both historical and contemporary indigenous issues, emphasis being on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, indigenous youth engagement and community outreach;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate workshops and groups;
  • Knowledge and experience in working from a youth centered approach regarding engagement, counselling, intervention and treatment models;
  • Strong communication, listening and interview skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Awareness of trauma informed approaches within an Indigenous cultural context;
  • A strong foundation of Indigenous teachings and ceremonies to promote a foundation for growth, health and healing;
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, time management and organizational skills;
  • Non-violent Crisis intervention and First Aid/CPR certification required or be willing to be certified;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel when required; and,
  • Ability to obtain a satisfactory CPIC- Vulnerable Sector within 30 days of employment start date as a condition of the employment offer

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to [email protected] or in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL to:

Human Resources

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Y7

FAX:  905-548-0024

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