POSITION: ADDICTIONS WORKER
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CLASSIFICATION: PERMANENT FULL-TIME
WAGE: BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Addictions Worker will be under the supervision of the Health Director, reports to the Health Committee and is accountability to the Kahkewistahaw First Nations Chief & Council. The Addictions Worker is responsible for community-based addiction prevention, intervention, and public education services with the emphasis of working with the Youth in the Community. This position is jointly focused on community-based programming and client referral services.
- Develop and implement a community-based Addiction prevention plan including workshops, public meetings and preparing proposals for funding of these activities.
- Establishing and facilitating addiction recovery related self help and support groups.
- Responsible for client case management meetings, referrals and pre-treatment admission counseling and the development of written after care plans to assist the client in lifestyle adjustments upon return to the community.
- Facilitate and coordinate public education awareness activities focused on combating drug and alcohol issues in the community.
- Responsible for client referrals to internal and external agencies based on client case plans.
- Assisting the health team in the planning and coordination of community-based programs, which promote healthy lifestyles.
- Establish and maintain a reporting system, which outlines client services and utilizations, referrals and maintain this system according to confidentiality principles.
- Prepare reports, proposals, correspondence, and other documents as directed.
- Conduct home visits with clients and their families, particularly those with drug/alcohol dependence or addictions when safe to do so.
- Provide after care support for clients during the post treatment phase, including counseling, home visits and referrals to other appropriate services both within and outside of the immediate community.
- Ensure that adequate transportation is available for clients to and from treatment centers.
- Encourage communication and liaison with other Addictions workers and attend all Addiction Workers meeting as well as other relevant meetings and workshops as approved by the supervisor.
- Work collaboratively with CKCS School to address the area of addiction amongst the youth of the Community.
- Any other such duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Possess the designated NNADAP certification from SIIT or a degree/certificate in the social sciences/humanities/chemical dependency areas and/or a combination of relevant post secondary education and experience.
- Possess extensive knowledge of addictions dynamics, rehabilitation options and sensitivity to the impact of various addictions on First Nations families and communities.
- Must be committed to and exercise an addictions-free lifestyle with at least five (5) years sobriety.
- Have a minimum of five (5) years practical experience working and/or living in First Nations communities with a thorough understanding of traditions, customs, and protocol.
- Possess the required written and oral reporting skills and able to clearly communicate the same, to clients, committee, co-workers, and supervisor.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle and meet insurability requirements to operate band owned vehicles.
- Submit a current up-to-date criminal record check (CPIC).
- Must provide three (3) current written references along with updated resume.
- Submit a current up-to-date criminal record check (CPIC) and drug screen test, if selected for position.
DEADLINE: Monday, May 31, 2021 @ 4:30 PM
SUBMIT TO: Human Resource Manager
Kahkewistahaw First Nation
P.O. Box 609 BROADVIEW, SK S0G-0K0
Phone: (306) 696-3291 Ext. #226
Fax: (306) 696-3201
Applicants who do not submit the above noted information will not be selected for an interview.