Indigenous Wellness Worker
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
Winnipeg, MB

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is an Indigenous, community-based organization which has provided a variety of programs and resources aimed at improving the social, cultural and economic outcomes of young people in our community. Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad is an Ojibway word which translates to ‘our relative’s home’ which is reflective of the foundation values and philosophy on which we build all our programming. Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. is now recruiting for two (2) fulltime positions:

Indigenous Wellness Worker: Specialized in mental health and addictions, the Indigenous Wellness Worker will provide trauma informed solutions to crisis situations and provide culturally appropriate assessments and support to youth 13-24 years of age accessing Tina’s Safe Haven 24/7 Safe Space.

*This is a fulltime evening position

Qualifications:

  • Diploma/ undergrad degree in the social sciences/social work/child and youth care specializing in addictions and mental health.
  • Employment experience in the health and social services fields
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with urban Indigenous youth13-24 years of age who may be disconnected form their families, communities and culture and engaging in high risk activities from a youth centered, strength based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and empathize with youth who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, addictions issues in a non-judgmental, youth-centered approach.
  • Demonstrated capacity in supporting individuals with mental health and substance use issues, utilizing a harm reduction approach and working within a trauma informed care model.
  • Current training in conflict resolution, de-escalation and risk assessment
  • Demonstration of advanced interpersonal skills specific to the role including de-briefing, active listening, conflict resolution, group facilitation, one to one direct support and problem solving.
  • Ability to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere within the centre, acting as a role model for healthy attitudes and positive relationships.
  • Strong knowledge concerning the impact of colonization and cultural assimilation of Indigenous people
  • Respect for and knowledge of traditional Indigenous healing, culture, traditions, teaching and ceremonies with capacity of integrating same into daily wellness activities
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of compassion, understanding and sensitivity
  • Strong ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of independent judgement, taking action on a variety of matters as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and contribute to a strong team environment with an inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • Proven ability to work in a stressful and changing work environment
  • Capacity to manage sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism, confidentiality and respect.
  • Strong working knowledge of child welfare and protection issues, including relevant legislation and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and improvement through the incorporation of reflective work-based learning approaches.
  • Strong documentation skills and case management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
  • Proficient computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail
  • Subject to Criminal, Prior Contact, and Child Abuse Registry Checks.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License.

Applicants are required to send a current resume with a cover letter clearly outlining your qualifications to:

Cory Gregorashuk, Talent Manager

Deadline for applications is 4:00pm Monday, February 11, 2018

*Only those selected to an interview will be contacted

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 3 years (Required)

Licence:

  • Class 5 Drivers License (Required)