Employment Opportunity Details

Wellness Educator


One Full-Time Position Available

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence

The Position

Reporting to the Integrated Wellness Coordinator, the Wellness Educator will primarily be responsible to work with community to strengthen health and social supports by creating collaborative approaches and links to address barriers and risk factors that contribute to youth suicide, mental illness and addiction. It will use a trauma informed, strength- based approach to support youth resiliency.  This role will enhance knowledge and skills across the lifespan to strengthen key protective factors such as a strong sense of culture, hope, identity, connection to others, resilience and mental wellness.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Respect and protect the rights of First Nation citizens, including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; their right to privacy and dignity;
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate care and support of STC members and STC member First Nations;
  • Utilize leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships;
  • Ensure effective milestone planning and timely completion of deliverables;
  • Educate and build skills in the communities about mental health, addiction, resiliency & suicide prevention;
  • Coordinate Gate keeper training;
  • Deliver Mental Wellness Health Promotion Activities; Mental Health Literacy Training, Support Youth Resiliency Training/ Addiction Awareness in community;
  • Participate in integrated youth risk assessments, development of tools and processes to prevent suicide;
  • Coordination of Youth Wellness Ambassadors Program, nation wide;
  • Support community celebration of positive youth role models in community and connecting youth to positive role models in and out of community;
  • Coordination of Peer Support Resources and program development of community youth peer support leaders in the community;
  • Collaboration with other community programming for youth such as employment skills, education, recreation opportunities, arts and language activities;
  • Respond to community to provide emergency support as member of the Critical Incident Stress de-briefing team (CISM) as needed;
  • Prepare and present proposals relating to departmental budgets, resource allocation, and work processes;
  • Ensure commitment to quality, client safety, and risk management initiatives consistent with accreditation processes;
  • Participates in the development and modifications to existing funding, completes progress and statistical reports as required;
  • Assess, evaluate, plan, and revise care and support to meet strategic priorities;
  • Monitor progress, keeping records, reports, etc. up to date;
  • Provide ongoing advocacy and support to stakeholders;
  • Perform responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable federal, provincial, and First Nations legislation.


  • Degree in health or social sciences, or a field appropriate to the position;
  • Five years of experience in an appropriate field;
  • Experience in mental health and addiction field front-line;
  • Registration or licenses appropriate to the position;
  • Experience in workshop presentations, and program development;
  • Use effective interpersonal skills to communicate complex and sensitive information; 
  • Experience navigating paths to healing and work with communities using culturally informed strategies;
  • Knowledge of the holistic wellness model, cultural pillars of healing and cultural forms of medicine;
  • Experience fostering awareness and understanding of the cultural context of trauma related addiction/mental health among Indigenous community members – work to create paths to healing;
  • Ability to deal respectfully and effectively with STC member First Nations, people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations;
  • Ability to maintain positive professional boundaries without imposing personal judgments and expectations;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and handle tense and stressful situations;
  • Demonstrated time management skills;
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, organized, and detail oriented with an attitude for continuous improvement;
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Proven knowledge of case management processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge and experience with cultural integration into programming; 
  • Working knowledge of PC software applications (MS Office applications, internet, database familiarity);
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements;
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) and vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment;
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours from time to time; 
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.

Conditions of Work

  • High levels of stress and pressure;
  • Periodic requirement to be on-call;
  • Interaction with others under varying circumstances-including situations of a highly sensitive nature.
  • Some services provided in client’s home environment and/or community setting which present many unknown variables;
  • Willingness to travel to community;
  • Hours of work may vary. Weekend and/or evening work may be required.

The salary will be based on qualifications and relevant experience.  Start date as soon as possible.

Application Process

Job posting closes 4:30 p.m. October 21, 2019.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter along with three (3) references using our online application form.

No telephone calls please, STC Health & Family Services Inc. appreciates the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

* Internal postings are open to qualified band 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.

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