POSITION: Community Mental Health Worker
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Under the direction of the Health Director, the Community Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing education and advocacy for Long Plain First Nation (LPFN) community members to assist them in developing more positive mental health outcomes. The Community Mental Health Worker also works closely with the Mental Health Therapist to assist and support that role in the community.
- Identify and assist in addressing the issues presented by clients.
- Identify and assist in addressing the mental health and wellness issues in the community.
- Offer clients general information about the mental health options in the community and to be knowledgeable of the mental health options outside the community of Long Plain.
- Work with the health team to provide the most comprehensive service possible.
- Identify clients appropriate for referrals to the Mental Health Therapist.
- Provide consultations (verbal and written) to Long Plain Health Services team members as required.
- Liaise with on and off reserve mental health services in relation to client needs as appropriate and suitable.
- Assist with crisis responses as needed.
- Plan, organize and/or facilitate workshops in the community based on the mental health and wellness issues in the community.
- Other duties as assigned and/or outlined in the job description.
- Post-secondary education in the social services field (Social Work, Nursing, Counselling etc.).
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Mental Health Programs and the programs of Long Plain Health Services.
- Must be able to coordinate care of clients.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate collaboration, encouragement and a patience approach.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks with competing demands.
- Experience working within First Nations communities.
- Knowledge of First Nations culture, history, and issues.
- Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to perform duties in a confidential and ethical manner.
- Ability to function effectively as a team member, demonstrating emotional stability and objectivity when dealing with challenging/changing work environments.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work co-operatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions and fluent in a First Nations language would be an asset.
- Adhere to LPFN policies and procedures with specific attention to attendance, and professional ethics.
- Be able to work a flexible or irregular work schedule including afterhours and weekends, as needed.
- Must be able to travel as requested.
- Must be in good physical and mental health.
Conditions of Employment
- Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle. Valid CPR and First Aide Certificate. Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Clear Child Abuse Checks.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interested applicants are invited to forward a cover letter, resume with two references to:
Human Resources: [email protected]