The Eel Ground First Nation is seeking applications for the position of NNADAP Worker.
Purpose of Position:
To empower community members by creating positive changes and influencing values through the development of a structured program focusing on addictions including spiritual, mental, physical and social aspects of community well-being and modeling leadership skills.
NNADAP Certification, preferred.
Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or equivalency
Demonstrated sobriety for a minimum of two (2) years and to abstain from the use of alcohol and/or abuse of drugs and/or gambling.
Have a personal self-care or holistic wellness plan.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Good role model.
Mediation and negotiations skills.
Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of case-work/counselling techniques.
Knowledge of local Mikmaq culture and traditions.
An understanding of the impact of residential schools on individuals, families and inter-generations.
An understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life threatening situations including the prevention of suicide.
Knowledge of FASD and how to provide support for adults who are impacted by FASD
Ability to provide one-to-one and group counselling.
Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality guidelines.
Ability to undertake client intake and conduct client assessments.
Have knowledge of and willingness to actively support traditional healing practices.
An understanding on the impact of trauma.
An understanding of family systems.
Understanding of the Mikmaq language would be an asset.
Competent in computer skills (e.g. word processing).
Ability to work collaboratively with the Health Centre Team.
Knowledge of community health promotion and determinants of health.
Ability to write and submit proposals and written reports to funders
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Social Development Check and Driver’s Abstract
Valid NB Driver’s License Class 5.
Roles and Responsibilities;
To counsel community members that request help with alcohol or drug problems.
To provide information about available alcohol, drug treatment and rehabilitation
To provide referrals to person(s) requesting help and admission to alcohol and drug
treatment rehabilitation center(s), and work in a positive manner with the other addiction
programs and services.
To provide after care support and assistance to clients returning from alcohol and drug
To work cooperatively with other band program staff to ensure effective help to families
where alcohol and drug problems are present.
To develop and deliver culturally appropriate community based addictions services
Increase awareness and understanding among the community about addictions, abuse
issues as well as awareness and promotion of healthier lifestyles
Ability to do one to one, group, and family counseling
Provide aftercare programs
Support the community to reduce the high levels of alcohol and other substance abuse
within our community
Provide educational training workshops to the community, school, groups within the
Act as a liaison with other health workers, and affiliated agencies
Facilitating self-help groups
May be required to work lengthy and or irregular hours occasionally
Administrative duties, daily, weekly, month end reports
- To be negotiated.
Deadline for applications is April 22, 2013 @ 4 pm.
Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to the following:
Director of Human Resources
Eel Ground First Nation
47 Church Road
Eel Ground, New Brunswick
Fax (506) 627- 4602
Phone (506) 627- 4656