Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator

Closing Date: November 12, 2023 11:59 pm
Type: Salary

Position Description

The Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator will report to the Band Representative Manager. The Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to coordinate, plan, implement and evaluate services and activities to FWFN Members.


  • Oversee the Mental Health & Addictions programs
  • Promote a culture of Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical wellness and resilience for clients and staff
  • Develop and implement strategic plans and goals for the Mental Health and Additions Program
  • Design programs, policies and services
  • Eliminate barriers and help to reduce the stigma associated with Mental Health and Addiction
  • Build a supportive and inclusive environment
  • Promote education and awareness for Community Members
  • Assist with budget creation and reporting
  • Enhance the capacity of internal and external stakeholders in addressing Mental Health and Addictions by facilitating workshops, participating in case conferencing and public forums on social issues
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Coordinate and/or participate in case management, consultation and departmental planning activities
  • With permission of clients, consult with relevant caregivers and significant others in clients’ lives in order to update, modify or reassess treatment plans and intervention strategies
  • Collaborate with community agencies such as law enforcement, probation, education, social service agencies, medical profession and treatment facilities to identify gaps in community services and develop plans for addressing these gaps
  • Identify and pursue professional development opportunities
  • Create and maintain client records in a confidential and professional manner
  • Record case notes and produces client-related documentation such as reports according to accepted practices and policies
  • Compile caseload statistics and prepare program and client reports
  • Other related duties as required


  • A Bachelors degree in Health Sciences and/or a minimum two-year Social Work Diploma with a combination of 3 years’ experience advocating and supporting First Nation Community Members and Families
  • Ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Sound knowledge of the following techniques is required: crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act and adherence to ethical and professional standards of conduct is required
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to privacy
  • Excellent problem solving and prioritizing skills

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle.
  • Criminal records check required.

To be determined

Closing Date:
Applications, consisting of a cover letter & resume with three references, must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023

Please direct your application to the attention of:

Donna Mullen
Human Resources Assistant
P: 807-623-9543 ext. 806
F: 807-623-5190
Email: [email protected]

When hand delivering, ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.