Job Category: Support Worker
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Charlottetown

Job Title: A Path Forward Front-Line Worker

Charlottetown

$18 per hour

Full-time

Travel Required: Yes

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Date Posted: January 17th, 2022

Expires: Competition will remain open until position is filled.

Applications Accepted By:

FAX OR EMAIL:
Attention Human Resources
Subject Line- A Path Forward Front-Line Worker
Fax Number-(902)368-7464           Email- humanresources@ncpei.com

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Path Forward Front-Line Worker will be responsible for providing culturally sensitive addictions and mental health support to individuals, families, and the community. The worker must possess a strong working knowledge of harm reduction strategies, trauma informed approach to care, and a comprehensive knowledge of the compliment of services offered to individuals and their families on Prince Edward Island.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Participate in bi-weekly cultural healing activities in each of NCPEI’s three zones to promote cultural learning and healing practices.
• Participate in bi-weekly Circle of Support group meetings in each of the three zones for Indigenous community members struggling with drug and substance abuse.
• Incorporate a harm reduction and trauma informed approach to supporting clients and families struggling with addictions.
• Connect clients to traditional Elders for spiritual guidance, supports, ceremonies, and healing.
• Advocate on behalf of clients to ensure they are receiving the maximum amount of access to programs and services.
• Promote attendance in project’s Circle of Supports, cultural healing activities and other NCPEI events to build sense of community belonging and connection.
• Meet with Program Coordinator at the beginning of each day to determine daily activities and priorities
• Participate in quarterly advisory committee meetings to ensure wrap-around approach to delivering supports and services.
• Assist with the development of a Community Resource toolkit outlining programs and supports for clients.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

• A strong background in mental health and addictions programming, especially pertaining to Indigenous populations.
• Demonstrated crisis management and de-escalation of potentially intense situations.
• Demonstrated success working with Indigenous communities in a related capacity.
• Knowledge in Indigenous traditional culture, practices, and protocols would be considered an asset.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
• Completion of a vulnerable sector check.
• Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail, power point, and internet

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