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January 22, 2024

Full Time

Maskawâtisiwin Mobile Mental Wellness Lead

The Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) is comprised of the member Nations of: Loon River First Nation – #476, Lubicon Lake Band – #453, Peerless Trout First Nation – #478, Whitefish Lake First Nation – #459 and Woodland Cree First Nation – #474. KTC was formed in 1995 to facilitate joint action by the member Nations on matters of mutual concern.
While there are many similarities between the Five (5) KTC member Nations, each has its own unique character and features. All are surrounded by a warmth and beauty rich with culture and traditions of the Cree people.
The primary role of the Tribal Council is to provide guidance and support to the individual member First Nations in developing and achieving success in the management and administration of their own programs with the intent of developing self-reliance.

Responsibilities

The Maskawâtisiwin Mobile Mental Wellness Lead serves as a bridge between the KTC First Nations, KTC Children’s Health & Mental Health Programs, and external service providers. Through a collaborative and client-centered approach, the Maskawâtisiwin Mobile Mental Wellness Lead strives to ensure KTC members continue to receive high-quality health services during times of crisis.
This position will lead the Mobile Mental Wellness Team through delivery of outreach to the 5 KTC First Nation communities, providing a continuum of services such as: prevention, promotion, and education; liaising with psychology support teams; consultation on cultural and clinical interventions; supporting mental wellness presentation development and delivery; and leading crisis response when communities are impacted by critical events. The position is to provide community development support as it relates to Mental Wellness within First Nations communities.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

• Work with KTC Health Leadership in the development of a Mobile Mental Wellness Crisis team; this can include, but is not limited to: storage/maintenance of mobile unit, establishment of a crisis phone line, securing training opportunities for staff, data analytics, report writing, etc.
• Take a central role in organizing crisis response (i.e. organizing and deploying other providers)
• Works collaboratively with local services to coordinate referrals (if needed).
• Assist in crisis intervention and debriefing following an event.
• Handle general inquiries regarding mental health supports available in the community.
• Works with existing Nation programs (i.e. NNADAP) to enhance services.
• Monitors and evaluates service outcomes and makes appropriate changes.
• Establish and/or strengthens the network of trained crisis response volunteers/workers across the KTC communities/region.
• Liaise with KTC communities’ crisis response teams, offering support and expertise (when requested).
• Utilize well-developed group facilitation skills for position appropriate workshops/courses i.e. Grief & Loss.
• Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in First Nations communities, including the unique features of remote communities.
• Prior or recent training in supportive debriefing modules such as: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), ASIST, First Responder, Restorative Justice Circle Work, or other trainings relevant to the role are an asset.
• Some on call work may be required (evenings/weekends).
• Other tasks as deemed necessary by your supervisor.

Education and Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Clinical Counseling from an accredited University. Other Allied Health Degrees (such as registered nursing) will be considered. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.
• Eligible for registration with the relevant professional College.
• Two years’ recent related Mental Health & Addiction experience in clinical areas, services, and programs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Two years in a supervisory role in an interprofessional team.
• Experience working with First Nations organizations and communities.
• Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations’ health in Alberta, particularly relative to mental wellness.
• Knowledge of theories, practices, and principles relative to mental wellness, suicide prevention, and mental health emergency response, particularly relative to First Nations in Alberta, including the current programs and services available.
• Knowledge of First Nations mental wellness health system needs, including mental health and wellness issues that face Alberta First Nations in rural/remote communities.
• Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols and ability to manage conflict in a respectful and culturally relevant and safe manner.
• Experience working in First Nation organizations with an understanding of culture, traditions and the unique features of rural and remote communities.
• Highly organized to meet deadlines with sound judgment and a professional, pleasant manner.
• Experience with education and awareness on mental health and substance use, suicide intervention, crisis response, and domestic violence. NNADAP, NECHI, etc. training considered an asset.

Additional Requirements

• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Cree culture and language is an asset.
• Successful vulnerable persons and criminal records check.
• Must possess a valid driver’s licence with a current driver’s abstract.
• Travel is a requirement of this position; and flexibility in relation to work schedules and locations may be required.
• Excellent organizational, written, communication, public relations, interpersonal and computer skills are an asset.

Please Submit

Please send resumes to HealthHR@ktcadmin.ca