Tribal Mental Health Therapist



JOB TITLE: Tribal Mental Health Therapist
TERM: ASAP – March 31, 2021: Renewal every Fiscal Year Based on Funding
SALARY: Based on Education and Experience

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Health, the Tribal Mental Health Therapist will actively support and work with IRTC’s Health Department and IRTC Mental Wellness Team to ensure children, adolescence and their families receive comprehensive community mental health and essential services in IRTC’s affiliated and independent First Nations without denial, delay, or disruption, improving the quality of lives for children, adolescence, and their families.

The Tribal Mental Health Therapist will strive to build capacity in the First Nation communities on and off- reserve to facilitate the access and delivery of mental health, wellness, and essential services for families by recognizing the deficits with service systems and the need to protect families through early intervention, collaborating and effective coordination of services.

Activities will include completion of mental health needs assessments, service delivery planning, implement health care plans and evaluations while actively supporting and collaborating with the mental health programs in each of the affiliated and independent communities in the IRTC region, programs & staff, and other specialized service providers to assure the successful achievement of IRTC’s vision, mission, and program objectives.


− A Master’s degree in Psychology or a related discipline and/or a combination of five years mental health related experience
− Health & Wellness Certification (I.e., ASIST 11, Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK, CPR, etc.) a definite asset
− Excellent public speaking and facilitating skills
− Excellent written and communication skills
− Excellent counselling skills
− Knowledge of working with systems and First Nations communities
− Knowledge of issues specific to First Nations
− Must be available to work flexible hours and be able to travel
− Criminal Record check and Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check must be submitted
− Preference will be given to qualified Manitoba Interlake First Nation members

Please provide a cover letter, resume and three (3) written reference letters (preferably from present and past employers) to:

Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer
no later than 4:30 pm, October 1, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.


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