Kwakiutl Band Council - Community Wellness Worker

Closing Date: 
Fort Rupert
Call for Community Wellness Worker
JOB TITLE: Community Wellness Worker (CWW) Reports to: Health Director
Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC) is seeking a dynamic / motivated / experienced full-time (35 hrs/wk) Community Wellness Worker to work at the Health Centre in Fort Rupert—just outside of Port Hardy, BC. Reporting to the Health Director, the Community Wellness Worker (CWW) provides client-focused trauma informed access to treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals and families experiencing mental health and addictions issues.
Within scope of practice and credentials, you will provide assessment services for initial diagnosis, counseling and culturally appropriate programs / service. You will develop and deliver mental health and addiction programs and activities to support community members in a culturally safe, healthy and supportive environment.
You must have a Bachelor of Social Work, or a recognized Human Service Bachelor of Art in Substance Abuse or Mental Health Counseling. The CWW must demonstrate clear professional boundaries and appropriate accountability measures, file-management, eMR charts/records, and time management.
The successful candidate must also successfully undergo a Vulnerable Criminal Record Check. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who are of Aboriginal ancestry and applicants with direct experience in a recognized Human Service field.
The job description that outlines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications in greater detail can be requested from Marie Hunt, Health Director. Applicants must apply by submitting cover letter, resume, copies of certification and 3 recent employment references to Marie Hunt, Health Director, by fax 250 902-2246, or email . Or submit in person or mail to: Marie Hunt, Health Director, 97 Tsakis Way, PO Box 2220, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0. Open until filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted; we thank you for your interest. Proof of certifications required prior to employment.