Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Wellness Worker

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte - Deseronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Wellness Worker is directly responsible to the Good Minds Manager and the Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake Team. This worker will service Indigenous Children and Youth up to and including age 17 who are residing within the Territory of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte by:

  • Providing client centered and directed counselling to children and youth up to and including age 17
  • Utilizing standardized assessments and evidence based techniques delivered within an indigenous framework
  • Developing, promoting and supporting culturally based activities, programs and engagement events that impact balance and wellness for community children, youth and families
  • Develop programming that utilizes Haudenosaunee traditions and beliefs to support cultural identity
  • Handling crisis calls, providing support, case management, outreach services and referrals
  • Member of a community based response team, including being part of a 24/7 on call pager rotation
  • Maintaining client files, data management, fulfilling reporting requirements, budget submissions for community events/workshops, research as required, etc.
  • Other duties as required


  • Must have a minimum 2-year Diploma or Degree (preferred) in Social Work or relevant field from an accredited College or University, and must have 2 years’ experience in counselling
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, some evening and/or weekend work will be required
  • Must be willing and able to register with the OCSWSSW, or other relevant governing body


  • High degree of initiative, insight and self-direction
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgement and discretion, with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform in a complex, highly sensitive environment while maintaining confidentiality
  • Knowledge of counseling theories and practice and the impacts of colonization, residential school, as well as intergenerational trauma
  • Must utilize evidence based techniques delivered within an indigenous framework
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Indigenous mental health and social issues
  • Knowledge and strong interest in Indigenous, and Haudenosaunee specific, culture and traditions
  • Understanding of anti-oppressive theories and practices and ability to work within them, As well as from multiple world views
  • Familiarity and adherence to the OCSWSSW guidelines and Health Information Act, as well as other relevant legislations
  • Must provide a clear vulnerable sector check
  • Must have a valid class ‘G’ license, and own transportation
  • Must be willing to obtain a Class F licence within 6 months of acquiring the position

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, current staff or members of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Indigenous applicants will be given priority and are asked to self-identify

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.80 /hour


  • Social Work: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)