National Native Alcohol and Drug Addictions Program (NNADAP) Field Worker Eel Ground First Nation (Natoaganeg)

Closing Date: 

Apr 22 2016 - 4:00pm



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

E1V 4E6


Fax (506) 627- 4602

Phone (506) 627- 4656

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