FDFN – Mental Wellness & Substance Use Counsellor

Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Flying Dust First Nation

Mental Wellness & Substance Use Counsellor  

Employment Type: (1) Full Time Position

Closing date: Open until filled


Flying Dust First Nation Health Department is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to develop a proactive approach to connecting individuals experiencing Substance Use and Mental Health concerns. Services are provided following FDFN Community Counselling Program Standards and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Standards. This person is expected to practice within its scope of practice and within its skills capacity.

Duties of this include, but not limited to:

  • Developing treatment plans
  • Intake and screening
  • Assessments
  • Prevention and promotion initiatives
  • Planning and delivery of community-based mental health services
  • Case management
  • Crisis response
  • Facilitating individual and group intervention
  • Work directly with patients
  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions
  • Monitor progress throughout the treatment plan
  • Collaborate on intervention plans with other mental health specialists, doctors, nurses, and social workers
  • Follow up with psychiatrists and attending physicians for clients admitted to the hospital
  • Identify and prevent behaviors that impede recovery



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work
  • Must have a minimum of 500 direct counselling hours obtained under a qualified clinical counselling supervisor – where at least 120 of those hours are direct client contact – a combination of education, clinical background, and experience may be considered.
  • The Mental Wellness & Substance Use Counsellor must be eligible to register as Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • Knowledge of Child & Family Services policy and programs.
  • Ability to apply the Saskatchewan Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act and other relevant legislations as they apply to the practice.
  • Must be a positive role model and a team player.
  • Must lead a healthy lifestyle and must maintain and support strict confidentiality.
  • Current Criminal Record Check and CPIC.


Please email, fax, or mail your resume stating qualifications and work experience, along with 3 work references one (1) reference from your last or current employer to:

Flying Dust First Nation

8001 Flying Dust Reserve

Meadow Lake, SK    S9X 1T8

Fax: (306) 236-3373

Attn: Jenalee Blatz, Human Resources Manager                 

Email: [email protected]

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