’kmaq First Nation Band Qalipu Mi Employment Opportunity

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
Employment Opportunity
Job Title: Aboriginal Wellness Researcher (16 Week Term)
Location: To be determined
Position Description: The Aboriginal Wellness Researcher will work with Service Qalipu to
identify the mental health and social needs of Band members by conducting a supplemental needs
assessment and consulting with regional stakeholders in both Western and Central
Newfoundland. The consulting will particularly focus on Aboriginal women and children,
Aboriginal people with disabilities, and gender base violence victims. When possible the
Aboriginal Wellness Researcher will conduct interviews, surveys and symposiums to supplement
the data. The successful candidate will be required to do some travel.
Responsibilities: The Aboriginal Wellness Researcher will be responsible for conducting
interviews, surveys and symposium to supplement the data for regional stakeholders; in particular
Aboriginal women and children, Aboriginal people with disabilities, and gender base violence
victims. The Aboriginal Wellness Researcher will record and document members of the Qalipu
Mi’kmaq First Nation Band who are conducting healing ceremonies, cultural teaching,
mentoring, and other culturally appropriate activities; The Aboriginal Wellness Researcher’s
secondary objective will be to document: Elder abuse, mental health and addictions, Aboriginal
women and children housing issues and existing support systems. The Aboriginal Wellness
Researcher will be responsible for identification of gaps and making recommendations in
intermediate areas of program delivery, which could be developed as a service.
Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have:
 A degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Psychology or Social Work,
consideration will be given to those applicants who possess equivalent training and
experience.
 Extensive experience working with victims of gender base violence, mental health and
addictions issues.
 Experience in researching and interviewing techniques.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
 Project Management Experience.
 Superior MS Office Suite skills
 Ability to work independently or with a team to complete tasks and reach goals on time.
 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention CPI-Blue Card would serve as an asset.
 Applied Behavioral Intervention Certificate would serve as an asset.
 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certificate would serve as an asset.
 Knowledge of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and Community Plans would serve
as an asset.
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: $19.50 per hour
Duration: 16 weeks
Working Conditions: This position is office based. The duties are predominantly met during
regular business hours. Some overtime work and travel may be required at specific times
throughout the year.
Apply: This opportunity is a contractual position. The position is anticipated to begin December
9, 2014. The successful applicant must be able to provide: Certificate of Conduct, First Aid/CPR,
valid driver’s license and private vehicle are a condition of employment. If you are interested in
this opportunity please apply with resume, cover letter and thee professional references to:
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
Attention: Mrs. Janet McAuley
3 Church Street Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2Z4
Or email: [email protected] with subject line “Aboriginal Wellness Researcher”
Deadline: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for
the interview will be contacted.
Website: www.qalipu.ca
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