SVDN Employment Opportunity- Community Mental Health Worker – 1 YR Contract (2020.12.31)

Position Summary

The Mental Health Worker under the Supervision of the Sioux Valley Health Centre Director, will be responsible for enhancing Mental Health and Wellness in the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. The successful applicant will provide front line supportive service, counselling and education to individuals and families in crisis. 


  • Graduate of an accredited post-secondary education in Health-Related Social Sciences (e.g., BSW, BScMH. BScPN, BN, RPN). Other relevant educational qualifications and experience may be considered. 
  • Active license and registration to practice as required by professional association and provincial legislation.
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Mental Health Service.
  • Advanced mental health psychosocial assessment skills and knowledge of appropriate evidence informed therapeutic counseling models, approaches and interventions.
  • Advanced knowledge of human developmental theory and mental health concerns typically identified for various populations across the age spectrum including signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Knowledge of recovery principles in the treatment of mental illness.
  • Knowledge and understanding of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for mental disorders across the age spectrum.
  • Knowledge of mental health self-help and client and family engagement in mental health treatment.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervised counselling experience.
  • Experience in completing psychosocial assessments and mental health services for adults, children and adolescents.
  • Experience in completing psychosocial assessments and mental status examinations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete psychosocial assessment, including mental status examination, preparing diagnostic impressions, and identifying crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and across service sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums.
  • Knowledge of the Dakota culture and customs considered an asset.

Application deadline – December 31, 2020

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Human Resources Department 

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

P.O. BOX 38, Griswold, Manitoba R0M 0S0

PH:  204-855-2760   FAX:  204-855-2131

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted