Employment Opportunity Details

Mental Health Worker (CHILDREN & YOUTH)



Director of Education


Reporting directly to the Director of Education and School Principal. The Mental Health Worker is responsible for carrying out the duties as outlined herein.


  • Adhere to the Personnel Policy as set out by the Chief and Council;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times;
  • Must understand, support and participate in the community enhancement initiatives in working towards the vision of Yellow Quill First Nation which improves the quality of life;
  • Provide services and deliver programs in relation to the children and youth and their families to establish and maintain positive mental health;
  • Develop cooperative, professional and productive working relationships with the community service providers, supervisors, Chief and Council.
  • Work as an integrated team member with other service providers from the school, health clinic, child and family services, justice, Elders, youth and recreation services as well as services outside the community;
  • Ensure opportunities exist for one-to-one support or counseling sessions;
  • Organize and facilitate healing circles for youth and their families as may be appropriate;
  • Stay current with contemporary approaches to counseling;
  • Provide a mix of traditional and contemporary approaches in a balance that meets the needs as requested;
  • Attend Living Well Facilitator meetings;
  • Participate in community staff and program meetings as appropriate;
  • Engage in professional development opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain client files and annual summaries;
  • Participate in an annual file audit;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education within the scope of duties.


  • A relevant post secondary or Master’s level degree in the social/health sciences or human services discipline such as a BSW, MSW, M. Ed, Masters in Psychology.
  • Appropriate professional membership to practice in Saskatchewan or be in the process of attaining professional membership such as the Saskatchewan Psychological Association, the Canadian Clinical Counseling Association, the Saskatchewan Association of Social Work; or any organization or College recognized within Canada.
  • Ensure professional liability insurance as necessary.
  • A minimum of three years experience working with First Nations wellness issues in direct service delivery.
  • Experience with children and youth, family and group counseling.
  • Relevant certificates and training in special projects area will be considered an asset – ASSIST, Mental Health First Aid, Life Skills Coaching and/or training in facilitation.
  • Knowledge of mental illness, addictions, family violence, residential school impacts and best practice approaches to support and treatment are critical.
  • A solid understanding of mental health wellness and prevention.
  • The ability to develop and facilitate workshops and programming on topics related to the focus group.
  • Suicide and crisis intervention, critical incident management and debriefing are key skills required.
  • Excellent documentation and record keeping skills.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of PC Software Applications.
  • Must have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet the community insurance requirements.
  • Must have a clear current CPIC (Canadian Criminal Records Check), which identifies a vulnerable sectors check.
  • The ability to speak Saulteaux, an effective understanding of Saulteaux culture and spirituality is preferred.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities is an asset.

Deadline for applications: 4:00 P.M. December 14th, 2018

All interested applicants must provide: A cover letter, resume, and three references; current CPIC, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, valid Class 5 Drivers License.

Nawigizigweyas Education Centre
Attn: Dennis Perillat
Email: dennis.perillatREMOVE_THIS@yq-necREMOVE_THIS.ca  

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public