Youth Mental Health Mentor
Youth Mental Health Mentor
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 full-time, term position of Youth Mental Health Mentor. This term may be extended pending program needs and funding agreements.
The MLTC Youth Mental Health Mentor will work with Community Youth Workers to support program and activities in addressing mental health. The MLTC Youth Mental Health Support Mentor will be supporting youth how to be resilient and cope with mental health related issues through local programming and partnership with local resources.
POSITIONS DUTIES (include but not limited to):
- Provide support to children 0-18 in the area of mental health support services
- Deliver programming, addressing positive mental health activity, inclusive of counselling, cultural teachings, land-based programming
- Supporting youth in ceremony such as sweats, round-dance, powwow, changing of life ceremony ect.
- To provide support with cultural and traditional capacity development for youth
- To engage MLFN’s youth resilience while promoting healthy lifestyle choices, education and health and wellness
- Supporting children in group mental health activity, scheduled programming that support children to gain confidence and skills
- Supporting program family activities
- To advocate for youth programming resources and local community support that will keep youth engaged and active
- Consult, support and work as a team with MLTC Mental Health Support Team
- Provide monthly report of activities to Jordan’s Principle coordinator and perform other duties as requested
- Post-Secondary certificate or diploma in a health field or relevant program
- 2 years’ experience working with youth
- Combination of relevant work experience and education may be considered
- Degree in Social Work, Youth Worker Program, or other relevant program
- Three or more years’ experience working with youth
- Must possess a general understanding of the Youth Empowerment
- Must have the ability to train and/or provide youth with instruction
- Must possess strong leadership skills
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills and experience with computer applications, i.e., EMR, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Outlook.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal/written), interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrating initiative and adaptability while prioritizing multiple demands
- Be familiar with and understand First Nation barriers/issues/culture.
- Preference will be given to individuals who speak either Cree or Dene.
- Willingness to travel extensively and possession of a valid driver’s license.
Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications and work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check 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 @www.mltc.net.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.