Elder Mental Health Support Advisor
MLTC was created by nine First Nations located in north-west Saskatchewan who have constitutionally recognized aboriginal rights and Treaty Rights under Treaties #6, #8 and #10. The primary purpose of MLTC is to serve those First Nations in their aspirations for cultural, economic and political autonomy. As a private sector employer engaged primarily in promoting and serving the interests of the member First Nations, MLTC asserts its right to provide preferential treatment to First Nations people, giving them priority in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, and this can extend to measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations people.
- This competition is open to all applicants; and
- Preference will be given to First Nation or other Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge and skills to meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position
MLTC Health and Social Development Department is seeking a dynamic, motivated individual to fill the term position of Elder Mental Health Support Advisor. This is a term position ending March 31, 2024. This term may be extended based on funding agreements and program needs. The Elder Mental Health Support Advisor will support the Meadow Lake First Nations to strengthen the use of cultural and traditional approaches to mental health wellness therapy supports for children 0-18 years old, and their families. The EMHSA will respond effectively to support and provide caring and respectful mental health services to our children, youth and families.
POSITIONS DUTIES (include but not limited to):
- Strengthen community cultural mental health support capacity by working with First Nations elders, community wellness counselors and mental health therapist
- Will be culturally responsive, cultural safe, and culturally competent in the areas of mental health and wellness
- Will ensure data, reporting, client case management documentation to meet programming reporting requirements, and promote knowledge exchange on various initiatives that will support the MLFN and funding partners on the successful culturally based mental health practices.
- Will engage communities in cultural protocols to support mental health wellness through teachings about resilience and coping skills
- Will recognize that ceremony, language, and traditions are important
- Will support FN elder support programming
- First Nation language, culture and traditional practices, and land-based knowledge obtained through years of traditional apprentice
- Ability to speak Cree or Dene is vital to this position
- Recognize knowledge and understanding of the MLFN, beliefs, culture, and traditions to addressing mental health wellness
- Ability to work with MLFN Elders in using cultural practice to health, wellness, mental health support
- Able to embrace the practice and teaching, culture and traditional practices with dignity and respect
- Able to pass on teaching, culture and traditional practices to children, youth and their families that foster good mental health
- Work as a liaison with Leadership, health staff, elders, and youth mentors, in addressing mental health supports for children, youth and their family dynamics
- Be a facilitator, good in presentations, and good public speaker
- Demonstrates a healthy lifestyle
Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications and work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance with a Vulnerable Sector Check, copy of valid driver’s license, and three (3) current professional supervisory references to:
Human Resource Department
8003 Flying Dust Reserve
MEADOW LAKE, SK S9X 1T8
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (306) 236-5654 Fax: (306) 236-3509
For more information on position requirements, please contact Josette Couillonneur, Community Wellness Program Director @ (306) 236-5817. Also, please visit our website at www.mltc.net
Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023
MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.