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Health and Wellness Advocate

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First NationDog Creek , British Columbia
  • 24 - 28 Hourly
  • 35 hours per week
  • Full-Time
  • Experience: 3 Years

Description

The Health and Wellness Advocate provides individual, family, and community-centered programs, services, and activities to strengthen and encourage healthy lifestyles. The Health and Wellness Advocate collaborates with the Mental Health and Addictions Program Manager of Three Corners Health Services Society and other organizations to provide addictions and mental health prevention and intervention, counselling and programs directed to holistic and culturally based wellness in Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation. The Health and Wellness Advocate uses strong relationship building and interpersonal skills and ensures that all activities are healthy and safe for all participants and promotes a healthy and supportive lifestyle for all community residents.

Duties

  • Ability to incorporate Aboriginal culture into day-to-day activities
  • Knowledge of First Nations language
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs to the basic level.
  • Ability to make effective presentations
  • Ability to plan and organize and offer events to all ages
  • Ability to provide written reports or stories as required
  • Knowledge of addiction prevention and intervention as well as mental health recovery programs
  • Knowledge of counselling interventions and treatment models, counselling, and group work
  • Ability to work and understand the generational trauma experienced with First Nations community members

Qualifications

  • Diploma in social services or other related disciplines
  • One year of experience planning and facilitating events
  • Three to five years experience working in First Nations communities
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence – Class 4 would be an asset
  • Must provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements OR access to company vehicle is provided and requires a valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Must reside in the geographic region (i.e., Williams Lake, 100 Mile House) to be able to work in the community of Dog Creek and/or Canoe Creek.
  • Must have the physical capability to do some heavy lifting and carrying and to provide set up and takedown of furniture, tables, and chairs

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