Community Counselling Support Worker - North

Location: Meadow Lake Tribal Council
Program: Health & Social Development

Employment Terms: Full Time
Length of Employment: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1

Salary Range: Dependent on Education & Experience
Contact Email:

Date Posted: 02/23/2018
Expiration Date: 03/09/2018

Employment Opportunity

                                                Meadow Lake Tribal Council

                                                                           8003 Flying Dust Reserve

                                                                           MEADOW LAKE, Saskatchewan

                                                              S9X 1T8

                                                                     Phone:  (306) 236-5654

                                                        COMMUNITY COUNSELING SUPPORT WORKER (CCSW) - NORTH

Employment Opportunity


Meadow Lake Tribal Council is seeking a professional with recognized education and work experience in community development, mental health, addictions, crisis management and intervention.   


The successful candidate will provide clinical and administrative support to the First Nation Community Counselors (FNCCs) in the four (4) Northern First Nation communities.  Under the supervision of the Community Development Director, the Community Counseling Support Worker (CCSW) will facilitate the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention and support services to members of the four (4) Northern First Nations:  Clearwater River Dene Nation, Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Buffalo River Dene Nation and English River Dene Nation.


RESPONSIBILITIES: To be part of the Northern MLTC crisis team members and network with MLTC Education, MLTC CFS, SHA Hospital in Meadow Lake and Ile-al-a-Crosse Hospital.

To Ensure:


  • MLTC health plan 2017-2027 is addressing the Mental Health Program

  •  Promotes Education/Prevention Mental Health Programs and deliver the necessary skills

  • To establish a collaborative working relationship with First Nation Health Coordinators (FNHCs) and First Nation Community Counselors (FNCCs) from the four (4) Northern First Nation communities.

  • To consult with FNHCs and FNCCs regarding community needs and community based wellness programs to ensure EMR is being used, Annual Reports.

  • To provide clinical and administrative support on mental health, addictions, and crisis management/intervention to FNCCs, and do fiscal year workplans

  • To provide support, management and intervention services during community crises.

  • To provide support and facilitate First Nations capacity building in the four (4) Northern First Nations (CISM, ASISST, VTRA, Edu-therapy, Grief & loss.

  • To support and adhere to the MLTC Community Counseling Program’s vision and principles through implementation of the MLTC Community Counseling Manual.

  • To be a member in good standing of a professional college or association.

  • To provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports relevant to the Community Counseling Program. To ensure that EMR is being used by four northern First Nation Communities Counselling Support Worker. Ensure training for First Nations as part of Mental Health Program.

  • The North CCSW will not be responsible for the supervision of any Resolution Health Support Workers (RHSW’s).

  • To ensure to be part of the accreditation process and acting support in Mental Health Programs.

  • Support Cultural/Traditional healing approach to Mental Health



  • A Bachelor of Social Work degree, strong psychology background, counseling or other related areas from a post-secondary institution of recognized standing, or equivalent education and experience will be considered.

  • Five (5) years of recent mental health and addictions counseling, and experienced in coordinating community based programs.

  • General knowledge on developmental issues affecting First Nations people (i.e. mental health, addictions, suicidal behavior, etc.).

  • Experience working with First Nations and sensitive to their culture, values, and beliefs.

  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel extensively.

  • Office space – Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan


Interested applicants are invited to submit:


A letter of application, resume stating qualifications, related work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP/DCRE security clearance, current child abuse record check, valid driver’s license, and three (3) current professional references to:


Human Resource Technician

8003 Flying Dust Reserve

MEADOW LAKE, Saskatchewan

S9X 1T8


Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-6301


For more information, please contact Josette Couillonneur, Community Development Director @ (306) 236-5817.  


Extended Deadline:        Friday, March 9, 2018


We sincerely thank all individuals for their applications.