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Youth Mental Health Worker
Closing Date:
November 17, 2017
35 hours per week
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Qualifications/Terms & Conditions: 1. Preferred university degree in Social Work, Psychology or related human services. 2. Minimum of two (2) years of clinical work experience in a culturally competent practice. 3. A combination of a diploma in youth specific field (Social Services Worker, Child & Youth Worker) along with several years mental health counseling experience may be considered. 4. Member of, or willingness to register with, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services. 5. Knowledge of and respect for Anishnawbek history, practices, teachings, language, values and beliefs is of critical importance. 6. Knowledge and skills in working with youth experiencing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), emotional and behavioural challenges, learning difficulties and other youth mental health disorders. 7. Ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset. 8. Valid within 6 months criminal records check/Vulnerable Sector-CPIC 9. Six [6] month probationary period
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How to Apply:
Interested applicants MUST submit a cover letter, resume, photocopies of certificates/diploma/degree from a post-secondary institution, and three references (preferably 3 recent employment references from a direct supervisor/manager): Attn: Hiring Committee, c/o Human Resources Sagamok Anishnawbek, P.O. Box 610, Massey, Ontario, P0P 1P0 Fax: (705) 865-3307
Job Description:

Youth Mental Health Worker

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Job Summary:

The Youth Mental Health Worker will provide mental health services to Sagamok youth between the ages of 13-18 yrs. and their families in order to strengthen the ability of families to keep youth in the home, at school and within the community.  Services will include counseling, coordination and case management of assessment and consultation processes in collaboration with other service providers.  


This position is subject to Sagamok Anishnawbek personnel and administrative policies, relevant community wellness department policies and relevant laws and regulations. This position carries no specific management authority or responsibilities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure services are provided in a professional and timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with youth, families and/or groups experiencing or at-risk of personal/interpersonal problems.
  • Conduct risk and strength assessments of youth, families and/or groups.
  • Engage individual and/or family in the development of a wellness plan.
  • Employ a variety of theories and counseling strategies and interventions to support youth, family or groups
  • Recognize and refer clients to other contemporary and/or traditional service providers to meet client needs, including but not limited to, community wellness programs, mental health, psychological or psychiatric specialists.
  • Monitor client involvement and progress with other service providers.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and adapt wellness plan as required.
  • Plan and implement appropriate discharge plan.
  • Provide crisis intervention counselling as required.
  • Participate as a member of the community second response team.
  • Assist in recruiting, training and sustaining a volunteer second response team.
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate client records.
  • Plan, facilitate and/or coordinate evidence based mental health related, primary and secondary prevention workshops, programs and/or presentations for youth, families, clinical groups, schools and/or the community using appropriate resources and technology(topics in grief and loss, stress management, self-esteem, suicide prevention, Pathways to Wellness)
  • Develop, implement and/or coordinate a variety of mental health-related healing and recovery programs.





  • Collaborate on the planning and implementation of a variety of community events to promote the personal, family and community wellness of youth. 
  • Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate programs and activities.
  • Participate in and support program evaluation processes.
  • Provide demographic, health status, statistical, and program information according to policy.
  • Develop activity, program and funding proposals for management approval.
  • Collaborate with leadership, staff, community and partners in achieving the goals and objectives identified in the Community Health Plan, Sagamok Anishnawbek Ten Year Action Plan and other community development initiatives.
  • Collaborate as a member of the Professional Healing Team, Comprehensive Youth Development Strategy and other assigned community development initiatives.
  • Build and/or strengthen bridges between traditional and mainstream approaches to wellness.