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Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

Expiry Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2023 - 8am
Job Type: 
Multiple Locations
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Social Services
$30.22 - $41.21
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl (Mental Health) Program is seeking a casual Harm Reduction Outreach Worker (available for a variety of shifts on-call) to provide culturally based support to Nuu-chah-nulth Southern Region individuals, families, and communities, with an emphasis of providing support to First Nations people involved in high-risk lifestyles. This position will communicate with various service providers and coordinate activities to support wellness and healing within a culturally safe framework. Hours and shifts may vary – days, evenings, or weekends to provide outreach support to Nuu-chah-nulth clients away from home as well as in community.

Current Opportunities:
• Tofino, BC
• Hesquiaht, BC
• Ahousaht, BC
• Tla-o-quiaht, BC
• Toquaht, BC

Responsibilities Include

• Establish relationships with persons at risk and provide services directly to them as needed.
• Provide information about Drugs & Alcohol, Opioids, Harm Reduction and Services available.
• Work collaboratively with cross-sector service provider/partners in developing individualized and effective, strength-based, and culturally competent support plans.
• Have knowledge of Addiction services.
• Make referrals for urban individuals to appropriate resources.
• Provide ongoing support for treatment including follow up (i.e., reminders of appointments, transportation to pharmacies for medication).
• Develop and facilitate educational workshops and group discussions.

Hourly wage based on education, qualifications, and experience: $30.22 – $41.21.
Qualifications & Experience: 
Preferred Qualifications

• Diploma in mental health, human services, or addictions studies, plus 3-5 years of experience working with the at-risk population.
• Knowledge of trauma-informed service practice, complex and intergenerational trauma.
• Possessing a compassionate personality and ability to work under pressure is paramount.
• Effective organization and time management skills, computer literate in the workplace.
• Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth governance, culture, and traditions; or being a First Nations person will be considered an asset.
• Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s licence.
• Provide acceptable references and criminal record check.
• Be willing and able to demonstrate compliance with NTC Vaccination Policy (COVID-19).
How to apply: 
Apply by 1 pm November 29, 2023 by sending your cover letter (indicating the community you are applying for), resume, and three references (available to call) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position.