RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Mental Health Elder

  • Location: 522 Church Street Indian Brook, NS B0n 1W0
  • Deadline: December 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Career Opportunity
Mental Health Elder
Closing: Dec. 6, 2022

General Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Mental Health Elder will support the mental and emotional
wellbeing of the of the school through a cultural lens. The Mental Health Elder will utilize traditional approaches to
mediation, conflict resolution and skill development in these areas to provide an enhanced positive and strong
cultural identity in the staff at L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom (LSK).

Responsibilities:
• Work with LSK and HR Staff to incorporate cultural understanding and values to the interpretation and
implementation of policies
• Cultural proactive teachings to ensure consistently unified culturally appropriate mental wellbeing
process
• Collaborate with staff to respectfully approach interpersonal conflicts.
• Develop and maintain a resource list of cultural people, resources and other elders/knowledge keepers
• Ensure meetings and gatherings reflect cultural practices to guide discussion and decisions
• Relationship and team building.
• Demonstrate behaviours, actions and attitudes that align with cultural teaching
• Provide opportunities for the enhancement and developments of positive cultural identities of the school
community
• Establishing healthy holistic relationships that ensures confidentiality is a priority.
• Mediate difficult conversations in a culturally responsive way

Qualifications and Education:
• In depth knowledge of Mi’kmaq Culture and Traditions;
• Strong knowledge of Sipekne’katik community history;
• Professional Education in Mediation and/or Counselling; degree or certificate preferred
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Experience/knowledge using word and/or the Office Suite
• A satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check

Working Conditions:
• 3 days per week
• School environment
• Meeting with individuals/groups throughout the school or on the cultural trail

Benefits
Wage: $44,850.00. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity for renewal and subject to the policies of
Sipeknekatik.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter to:
Human Resources Department
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca
Or
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0