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Source: LocalWorkBC.ca Listed: Thursday 15 November, 2018
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Haisla Nation Council 
Community Wellness Worker 

Haisla Nation Council has an immediate opening for: COMMUNITY WELLNESS WORKER
The Community Wellness Worker provides a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance, information, resources and demonstrations to designated population groups in the community.
Reports back to Nakwelagila Department on clients progress and condition, with direct reporting to the Community Social Worker. Establishes working relationships with various agencies. Co-facilitates support groups, cultural activities and public education.
The Community Wellness Worker would assist clients to identify concerns and assist them in developing action plans to address the concerns.
It is expected program objectives and goals can be achieved by sharing appropriate information through community events like crisis intervention workshops, sharing circles and community outreach that educates and promotes cultural awareness and illness prevention.
Responsibilities: Network with community partners (Cimoca Family Team, NIFCS, MCFD) and other relevant service providers; Provide and support debriefing and counselling following a critical incident; Support the facilitation of family, community and personal enhancement workshops. (Strengthening families, connect parent, etc.); Support and provide SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST); Participate within multi-disciplinary teams and agencies to develop mental health resources when needed; Be available when needed for debriefing regarding mental health in the community; Submit activity reports and data on activities; Other duties as required.
Qualifications, Education Experience: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or completion of a Diploma/Certificate in Community Social Service with related program and two years of recent and related experience working with designated population group or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; Valid class 5 BC Drivers license.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities: Be a self-starter and have initiative to take the position to its highest potential; Be flexible in their working hours including some weekends and on call work; Expected to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines; Be familiar with computers and writing reports; Be willing to undergo training when required; Must lead a healthy lifestyle, be substance free and acts as a role model for families and children; Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Ability to deal with others effectively; Ability to prioritize and organize client demands made and care needs; Demonstrated ability to practice from a harm reduction approach; Knowledge of legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Adult Guardianship Act; Demonstrated ability to build relationships and nurture an environment of quality, trauma informed and culturally safe care; Demonstrated ability to actively support clients through to emotionally positive resolution and/or development of successful coping strategies; Ability to problem solve and integrate specific cultural approaches into program delivery; Possess time management skills; Ability to teach life skills; Sound judgment and good observation skills; Ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of initiative and independence; Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team; Ability to promote positive change and independence; Ability to maintain a focused and differentiated approach while addressing challenging situations or issues; Physical and emotional ability to carry out the duties of the position; Advocacy skills.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Police Information Check.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume which must include names of three references and the express permission for HNC to contact these references to:
Merle Hudson, Benefits Coordinator Haisla Nation Council Po Box 1101 Haisla, Kitamaat Village, BC V0T 2B0 Email: merlehudson@haisla.caDeadline by 4pm: November 26, 2018
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. We thank all applicants for their interests however; only those short-listed will be contacted. (1033830h)

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