Kwakiutl Band Council - Mental Health and Addictions Services Counsellor

Closing Date: 
Fort Rupert

Call for Mental Health and Addictions Services Counsellor – term To Sept. 2019

JOB TITLE: Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor (MHASC)

Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC) is seeking a dynamic individual to engage our community in positive health and wellness activities through best practices and clinical health indicators as a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Mental Health and Addictions Services Counsellor at the Kwakiutl Health Centre in Fort Rupert—just outside of Port Hardy, BC. This is a term position.

You will provide trauma-informed treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals and families experiencing mental health and addictions issues, and will report to the Health Director. The ideal candidate has a Master’s Degree and be a registered, or be eligible to register as a professional clinical member of a regulatory body. Must be a self-starter and team oriented. You will also be a role model with a minimum 2 years of continuous sobriety and a drug-free lifestyle with familiarity of residential schools issues and the effect of residential schools upon First Nations’ People. The MHASC must demonstrate clear professional boundaries and appropriate accountability measures, file-management, eMR charts/records of interventions, and time management.


Preference may be given to qualified applicants who are of Aboriginal ancestry and applicants with direct experience. The successful candidate must also successfully undergo a Vulnerable Criminal Record Check.

The job description that outlines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications in greater detail can be requested from Marie Hunt, Health Director. Apply with cover letter, resume, copies of certification and 3 recent employment references to: Marie Hunt, Health Director, by fax 250 902-2246, or email ., 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.