Athabasca Health Authority

YOUTH WELLNESS WORKER – BLACK LAKE

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR A FULL-TIME YOUTH WELLNESS WORKER FOR BLACK LAKE HEALTH CLINIC, ATHABASCA HEALTH AUTHORITY (AHA).
GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Reporting directly to the Director of Community Services, the Youth Wellness Worker is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of holistic health programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles for the youth of the communities and forming youth councils. This could include establishing links with youth, families and community to promote wellness and empower youth to assume a greater responsibility for their health and wellbeing through increased knowledge and skills. The Youth Worker will work under the guidance of Director of Community Services on matters related to the development, implementation and day-to-day operations of a Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Ensure effective and efficient delivery of programs to youth, families and community members

· Increase knowledge and awareness of the importance of suicide prevention of youth

· Participate in crisis management and identify personal learning needs

· Participate in creating the conditions known to be protective and utilize Elders to provide traditional teachings

· Other related duties as assigned

CORE COMPETENCIES

· Strong computer skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to facilitate groups for support and prevention and ability to participate in crisis intervention when situations arises

· Ability to function as an effective team member; to work independently; in a self-motivated manner; and to understand and connect with the culture of youth

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12/GED
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Two year sobriety and addiction free
  • Must successfully complete mandatory training program (ASIST, Safe talk and VTRA) within six months of hiring
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated/self-directed
  • Ability to work flexible hours (after school and late evenings)

· Fluency in the Denesuline language would be an asset

· Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

· Must be a resident from the Athabasca Region

Individuals interested in applying for this position should forward their resume, including a clear CPIC (original or certified true copy required) and 3 professional references including at least one from your current/previous employer to:

Human Resources Department

Athabasca Health Authority

P.O. Box 124

Black Lake, SK S0J 0H0

Phone: 306-439-2625

Fax: 306-439-2079

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Company Pension
  • Dental Care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Care
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