Employment Central - Community Outreach Wellness Worker - Trainee

Community Outreach Wellness Worker - Trainee

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in

Description/Duties
Under the direction and supervision of the Social Programs & Services Manager, the Community Outreach Wellness Worker Trainee is responsible for coordinating and facilitating individual and group support alcohol and drug programs for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens in the areas of education, prevention, pre-treatment, residential treatment, aftercare, and outreach / street services.  The position works with Yukon Alcohol and Drug Services and designs and implements TH cultural-based alcohol and drug programs and initiatives. The incumbent employs a collaborative and case management approach to TH services, including crisis interventions, assessments, and referrals. The position is a part of the on-the-land healing program and will work alongside a team of staff including, the Nänkäk Chèholay (Land of Plenty) team and the Wellness Department team, to provide the necessary supports for citizens on their healing journeys.   
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Post-Secondary Diploma / Degree in Social Work, Addictions Counselling or other social and humanities fields, combined with related work experience including program coordination. An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills and knowledge will be considered.  
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in government structure, culture, traditions, history, demographics, family structures, socio-economic dynamics, challenges and aspirations, basic phrases of the Hän language, as well as the intergenerational impacts of residential schools on individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Knowledge of community referral programs and services. 
  • Demonstrated research and analysis skills. 
  • Ability to self-direct, work independently and within a team environment. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. 

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