Job Posting: Addictions Worker

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Pic Mobert First Nation is seeking a highly motivated, qualified and committed professional to
fill an immediate vacancy for:

NNADAP/Addictions Worker

As years of work on major economic, lands and resources initiatives are coming to fruition in our First Nation, we are experiencing a time of excitement and economic opportunity.

Within our community we hope to bring together the supports required for all of our people to benefit fully from the new stage of development of their Nation.

Our Chief and Council and Management Team share a strong commitment to investing in people, their health and healing. We are looking to hire an enthusiastic, seasoned social worker with a specialization in addictions,  professional who is ready to make a commitment to build relationships and work with our People to address complex social challenges and support our individual and collective healing journeys in every way possible.

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Description: The Addictions Worker will work as part of the Pic Mobert First Nation Health and Social Team to provide client addiction services with individuals, groups, providing advocacy and case management. The Additions Worker will also be required to design and implement prevention programming with a primary focus on addressing drug abuse.

Approximately one third of the time will involve direct contact with clients involving assessment, peer counselling, pre-treatment programming, referrals to counselling and treatment, case management, relapse prevention programming and aftercare.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree (or diploma) related to addictions, social work, social services, health, education or equivalent;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in developing and delivering client based addictions services as well as related community based prevention and strategic social change programming;
  • Understanding of the Aborignial history, Ojibway culture and current challenges facing First Nations as it relates to addictions, both alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Ability to work well with the Health and Social Team; work under First Nation Leadership authority;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Programs: Word and MS Outlook, Excel, social media, internet research, etc;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills
  • Role model in sobriety and lifestyle. Someone who has done their personal healing work;
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed;
  • Experience working with First Nations is an asset.

In addition you will be required to:

  • Provide an acceptable CPIC and Drug test;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license.

If you are interested, please send a current resume and cover letter April 27 th 2018 to:

Rosalind Andrews, Pic Mobert Health and Social Services Manager
Box 687, 206 2nd Street
Mobert, Ontario, P0M 2J0
Or send electronically to: healthandsocial@picmobert.ca

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Rosalind Andrews at
(807) 822-2625 ext 228; cell- 807 708 5469; fax 807 822-2975

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