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Mental Health & Wellness Navigator #23-01-08

January 17, 2023

STC Employment Opportunities Posting

1 Full time, 1 year Term position

The Organization

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for an improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence

The Position

The Mental Health & Wellness Navigator, under the direction of the STC Health Centre Manager, will be primarily responsible for assessing client needs and support systems and assisting clients to reach their identified health goals, acting as a resource to navigate social service and healthcare systems and ensuring that they have the supports they need to optimize their health and wellbeing.  The Mental Health & Wellness Navigator will work to improve access to mental health and addiction services for clients, improve health outcomes by removing barriers to access, promote early intervention that will mitigate the need for higher intensity support later on, and reduce health disparities by ensuring access to services that are appropriate and available where and when clients need them.

Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains knowledge of community resources and builds strong relationships with external agencies and partners.
  • Works collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approaches to ensure accessible mental health and addiction services.
  • Provide mental health assessments, supportive counseling, referrals, and intervention services.
  • Provide crisis intervention support.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate agencies and services.
  • Provide education on risk prevention to patients, their families, and support groups.
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Collaborate with health professionals where appropriate through consultation and case conferences to evaluate progress and assess the client’s mental health.
  • Assist the care team with developing individual care plans and implement and monitor those plans.
  • Conduct workshops and presentations on a variety of mental health-related topics.
  • Complete all documentation in a professional and timely manner to ensure a high standard of care, quality assurance, and legal requirements.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation in accordance with evaluation and funding agreement standards and best practice standards.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality standards.
  • Promote cultural considerations with clients as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate behaviours and attitudes that align with STC strategic priorities and values as a place that is judgment free, accepting, compassionate and empathetic regardless of race, nationality, or economic standing.
  • Practice within the limitations defined in the member’s scope of practice and assume responsibility for personal and professional development.
  • Work collaboratively with team members on program development and evaluation.
  • Collect project data and complete program reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in project staff meetings.
  • Participate in STC Accreditation and maintain best practices and quality improvement.
  • Adhere to STC policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as defined and assigned on an as-and-when-required basis.

 

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in a related field of social services, social work, addictions, mental health, community development etc;
  • Two (2) years of experience working with individuals living with mental health and addictions.
  • Strong interpersonal, counseling, and advocacy skills.
  • Experience working effectively with culturally, economically, and socially diverse clients.
  • Familiarity with social service and health programs, services, and systems in Saskatoon.
  • Expertise in working with clients with mental health and addiction issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health and addiction issues.
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, organized, and detail-oriented with an attitude for continuous improvement.
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and meet STC’s insurance requirements.
  • Current CPR-HCP/BLS certification is an asset.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint with an ability to easily learn new software applications.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated success connecting and networking with vulnerable populations;
  • A demonstrated ability to meet and work with clients, utilizing sound judgment, tact, initiative, and high standards of integrity and responsibility.
  • Understanding of harm reduction strategies.
  • Understanding of Trauma and Violence Informed Care
  • Understanding of the determinants of health.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Competency in one of STC’s First Nations languages would be an asset (Cree, Salteaux, or Dakota).
  • Knowledge and expertise with de-escalation techniques.
  • Demonstrate respect while upholding STC’s internal and external partnerships.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must demonstrate appropriate communication during difficult, high-stress, and/or emotional situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to process and employ critical clinical judgment to ensure the highest quality and safest client care.
  • Ability to adapt to unpredictable workloads and changing conditions.
  • Ability to competently use computers and software applications as required by the position.
  • Ability to travel and work in a wide variety of settings.
  • Analytical, decision-making, and the ability to recognize challenges, identify causes, and provide solutions.
  • Dependability: able to work independently, submit accurate documentation, and seek guidance when needed.
  • Receptive: accept feedback, take ownership of responsibilities, and identifies areas of growth.

 

Other Conditions

  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and meet STC’s insurance requirements.
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) with vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.
  • Services provided in a community setting that may present many unknown variables.
  • Exposure to clients who may have impaired judgment due to emotional distress, mental illness, or intoxication.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends, and to perform other related duties as required or assigned.

 

Download Job Description

Mental Health & Wellness Navigator (pdf)

Job Posting closes January 31, 2023, at 4:30 pm.

No telephone calls, please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites – open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities – open for application by the general public

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