Date Classified: November 19, 2021
Business Unit: NNADAP
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Reporting to: Health Director
The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a temporary full-time Substance Use / Mental Wellness Worker. Under the Health Director’s direct supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, facilitating, and implementing a program to promote a healthy drug and alcohol addiction-free lifestyle for Lax Kw’alaams community members.
Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Promote community health development through the provision of education and awareness of the effects of drugs and alcohol; provide educational workshops for the effects of drugs/ prescription drugs/alcohol;
- Initiate referrals to appropriate Treatment Centre’s as needed;
- Recommend and provide alternatives to the use of alcohol and drugs (social, cultural, recreational activities that will involve the client and/or their families);
- Develop and maintain a library of resource material for use by the recovering client;
- Assist individuals in their quest for sobriety (researching suitable rehabilitation, assisting with admittance, follow-up care, etc.); establish support groups within the Band as required;
- Develop an aftercare program for those clients returning from treatment to avoid relapse;
- Schedule weekly appointments with clients to assist with recovery as needed;
- Reporting as required by the funding agency, Mayor and Council, etc.;
- Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.
Education, Experience and Knowledge:
- Post-Secondary Diploma in a related field (Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, addictions counselling, etc.); a Master’s Degree is desirable. Willing to train and mentor the “right” candidate.
- Strong working knowledge of First Nations culture.
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
- Previous experience in a health-related field will be considered an asset.
- Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation.
- The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
- Must have good interpersonal skills and excellent verbal/ written communication skills.
- Must be able to work both autonomously and within a team setting; maintain confidentiality.
- Must have good organizational skills, be flexible, and responsible.
- Should have a good knowledge of the health, social and community service sector.
- Open to learning and be being part of a dynamic team.
Compensation & Benefits
- Wages will be $27.00 per hour.
- This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.
- November 26, 2021.
- Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
- We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]