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Student Wellness Worker (Full-time & On-Call)

Website Independent First Nations Alliance

                                       Position Title: Student Well-Being Worker
                                              Reporting to: Wellness Manager
                                                Location: Sioux Lookout, ON

• The Independent First Nations Alliance is looking to hire a Student Well-Being Worker. The Student Well-Being Worker is required to perform a range of duties under the supervision of the Secondary Student Services Program Wellness Manager including, but not limited to:
• IFNA is hiring for a full-time role, as well as On-call Wellness staff

• Provide support and counselling services to the IFNA SSSP students as per qualifications and experience.
• Encourage and promote the practice of community traditions and values.
• Develop and implement individual student wellness plans in collaboration with students and staff. This includes monitoring student progress and adjusting plans accordingly.
• Referrals to and coordination of available services from community partners, along with other case management duties as required.
• Completion of suicide risk assessments with the development and implementation of student safety plans.
• Student advocacy
• Development and facilitation of workshops and activities with a focus on empowerment, coping skills, mental health, substance use and life skills
• Model healthy and appropriate behavior always
• Cultivate positive relationships with students and parents/guardians
• Work collaboratively as a member of the Education Services Team
• Participation in and/or facilitation of case management meetings
• Implementation of effective operational/administrative policies and procedures specific to the IFNA SSSP
• Maintain accurate student records, while ensuring the security of sensitive information
• Travel to IFNA communities as required

Position Requirements:
• Post-secondary education in the area of Social Work, Psychology, Social Services, Drug and Alcohol, Human Services or other.
• Registration or eligibility to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (if a social worker) or another recognized professional counselling college is required
• Minimum 2 years related experience is required
• Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and vulnerable youth
• Solid understanding of addictions and mental health issues with practical field experience
• Demonstrated crisis intervention skills
• Familiarity with the developmental, educational, emotional, social and recreational needs of youth and families
• Knowledge of First Nation education issues, challenges and delivery models
• Ability to develop trusting and supportive relationships with young people
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong communication skills with proficiency in developing written
communications and the development and delivery of oral presentations
• Ability to work effectively as part of team with the capability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to speak one of the local Indigenous dialects an asset

Additional Requirements:
• Must be willing to provide a criminal reference check, as well as a vulnerable sector check
• Valid G Driver’s License and willingness to provide Driver’s Abstract
• ASIST; Mental Health First Aid; Non-Violent Crisis Intervention; Standard First Aid certifications or willing to obtain
• Registration in good standing with the appropriate regulatory college

Closing Date: Job will be posted until filled.

Salary will be based on a combination of qualifications and experience.

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