Reports to Mental Health and Addictions Program Manager and īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Program Coordinator
The īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Wellness Worker will support prevention, intervention, and recovery services to support mental wellness and quality of life, in a culturally responsive and professional way. This position requires the application of culturally appropriate and trauma-informed care. As part of the Saskatoon Tribal Council Mental Health Unit the īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Wellness Worker will work to promote optimum mental and emotional health from a trauma-informed approach for the īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Program participants. This position will work in an 18-unit transitional apartment setting with Relatives who have recently been released from a correctional facility or are on Probation. The īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Wellness Worker will provide individuals and groups with counseling/therapy for a wide range of psychological and/or emotional problems such as mental disorders, abuse, substance abuse, and family situations. This is a 3-year pilot project and will conclude on August 31, 2025, with possible extension.
The caseload will be varied, complex, demanding, and often crisis-oriented. The īkwēskīcik iskwēwak Wellness Worker will provide direct intervention and/or referrals to appropriate service providers/programs for clients on issues related to:
- Life skills
- Addictive patterns of behavior/ motivation to change continuum.
- Mental Wellness prevention, intervention and recovery, and education; and
- Other mental health, behavioral, and emotional concerns related to abuse, violence, grief, and loss.
Job posting closes 4:30 pm, September 26, 2023
No telephone calls, please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.