ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
This opportunity is for a 6-month term position under the direct supervision of the Health Services Director. The NNADAP (National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program) worker is responsible for the development and implementation of a community-based addiction prevention, intervention, and education program. The position is jointly focused on community-based programming and client referral services.
- Responsible for development and implementation of a NNADAP plan, including but not limited to prevention/education workshops, support group initiation, intervention, referral, and aftercare programs.
- Create outcomes and goals for each program that we can measure and report on (how many attendees attended the workshops, support groups etc.)
- Responsible for establishing and facilitating recovery related self-help and support groups such as AA, NA, GA, Alateen.
- Responsible for client case management referrals and pre-treatment admission counseling and the development of written aftercare plans.
- Facilitate and coordinate public awareness activities focused on combating drug and alcohol issues in the community.
- Create a health resource library by providing current information on addictions and treatment options.
- Responsible for client referrals to internal and external agencies based on client case plans.
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining a reporting system which includes client services provided, record of referrals, number of client consults by type and maintain this system according to confidentiality principles.
- Responsible for assisting the health team in the planning and coordination of community-based programs which promote healthy lifestyles.
- Responsible for preparing reports, proposals, correspondence, and other documents as directed.
- Any other duties as required assigned by immediate supervisor.
- Grade twelve or equivalent
- An addiction or mental health certificate would be considered an asset.
- Proficient computer skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Current criminal records check/ vulnerable sector check
- A valid Driver’s License and own a reliable vehicle.
- Valid CPR / First Aid Certification
- Excellent communication, both oral and written is essential for this position.
- The ability to function within a team and demonstrate leadership and role model capabilities.
Consideration for interviews will be given to applicants who have the following requirements. Cover letter, updated resume, with three references, and requested documentation.
We thank all applicants and wish to advise that only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.