About the Organization
Located at the beautiful northern tip of Vancouver Island, the Kwakiutl Indian Band is a small, ocean-side community located approximately 10 kilometers from Port Hardy. Governed by four Hereditary Chiefs in addition to the elected Kwakiutl Chief and Council, we represent the interests of the local Kwakiutl population.
The Kwakiutl Health Centre team works in direct consultation with the community to provide a culturally integrated and holistic approach to health and wellness. Under the administration of the Health Director, our dedicated and close-knit team comprises a Home and Community Care Nurse, Community Health Representative, Community Wellness Worker, Child and Youth Worker and Receptionist/Patient Travel Clerk.
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About the Area
Vancouver Island boasts some of Canada's most pristine and unspoiled landscapes. With a visually stunning palette of parks, forests, lakes and inlets, it is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the resident Orca whales.
The perfect destination for a truly unique eco-adventure or lifestyle change, the northern region of Vancouver Island has something to offer everyone. From hiking the spectacular North Coast Trail to Cape Scott in Summer, to skiing fresh tracks down Mt. Cain in Winter, it is also the home of Broughton Archipelago, BC's largest marine park.
With a population of 4,500, Port Hardy is the closest town to the Kwakiutl Indian Band and offers residents a vibrant arts and cultural scene, as well as diverse business community. Whether it's outdoor or indoor pursuits you prefer, the region offers the perfect balance nature, culture, history and infrastructure. Located approximately four hours north of Nanaimo, Port Hardy is within a day's travel on Vancouver.
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About the Opportunity
The Kwakiutl Band Council is currently seeking a dynamic Mental Health and Substance Use Councillor to join our team, located at Kwakiutl Traditional Territories - Northern Vancouver Island.
Reporting to the Health Director, you will be responsible for providing advanced clinical practice and interventions relating to intake, assessment, intervention, education, treatment, consultation and referral for clients experiencing mental health, addiction and/or concurrent disorder problems and their caregivers/families.
You will consult extensively with community resources and participates in the training and supervision of students, volunteers, and co-workers as required.
You will provide trauma-informed treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals and families experiencing mental health and addictions issues.
To qualify for this pivotal, community-based role, you will have a Master’s Degree in a health-related discipline, be registered or be eligible to be registered as a professional clinical member in an Accredited Professional Association or College (BCACC or BCASW) and have a minimum of two years of recent, relevant experience.
Our ideal candidate will also possess the following:
Our ideal candidate for this role will be detail orientated, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, deal with others effectively, demonstrate sound organizational and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work both independently and also cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
A valid BC Driver's Licence and access to a reliable vehicle is requred for this role and the successful candidate will also be required to pass a criminal records check and have up to date First Aid and CPR certifications.
Please note that an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
About the Benefits
In return for your hard work and dedication to the role, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, based on your experience and qualifications.
You will also receive a wide range of benefits, including:
Upon joining the Kwakiutl Band Council, you will be welcomed into a forward-thinking, innovative and supportive team and community environment.
If you share our commitment to providing and promoting a high quality health and wellness services to the Aboriginal community, please apply today!
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