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BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION Published: February 12, 2018
Sault Ste Marie, Canada
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General Accountability

The Substance Abuse/Addictions Worker is responsible for the delivery of prevention services that are aimed at reducing the requirement for direct, one-on-one intervention (casework) in the area of substance abuse and addictions, for direct intervention services, and for the planning and evaluation of these services. As one of a number of Human Services workers providing prevention services, the SA/A Worker is required to plan, deliver and evaluate services in consultation and cooperation with the other members of the team in order to develop a consensus on needs and priorities, avoid duplication/overlap and maximize the effective expenditure of available resources. The SA/A Worker is responsible for assisting the Director in meeting Departmental responsibilities for overall program planning and reporting, maintenance of effective relationships with other community-based and external agencies/programs and with funders.

Requirements of Position

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

The successful applicant:

  • Will have a university degree or a community college diploma in a relevant health and/or social services field, and at least 2 years direct service experience, preferably with families and groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience;
  • Will be a member of Batchewana First Nation in preference to other applicants;
  • Will have a valid Class “G” driver’s license and a vehicle;

Knowledge Requirements

The successful applicant:

  • Will be thoroughly familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that are relevant to the funding and delivery of substance abuse/addictions services;

Knowledge Requirements – Cont’d

  • Will be knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation;

Will be knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.

Ability Requirements

The successful applicant(s) will demonstrate ability to:

  • Relate effectively to program management and colleagues as a diplomatic and flexible team player;
  • Work effectively with the management and staff of other programs/agencies both native and non-native;
  • Relate effectively to community members generally and to families and individuals seeking assistance;
  • Effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate community programming, group work and interventions with families and individuals;Communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
  • Work flexible hours.

Please address your application identifying your qualifications, 3 references and CPIC, marked CONFIDENTIAL:

  • Substance Abuse/Addictions Worker Hiring Committee
  • 236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve

Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1

OR   Email: late applications will not be accepted.

Deadline for application: March 16, 2018 @12:00 pm (Noon)

Aboriginal preference in hiring. For a complete job description, please contact the Administration Office at 705-759-0914. Only those granted an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants.