• Full Time
  • Ohsweken, ON
  • Applications have closed

Website SixNationsGR Community Crisis Response, Health Services

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GEDEO WORKER 011-22-2

COMMUNITY CRISIS RESPONSE, HEALTH SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the Gedeo Worker with Community Crisis Response, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

 

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Crisis Response Coordinator, works in collaboration with the Director of Health Services, Health Services Senior Leadership Team, and the Community Crisis Response Committee.

Gędęǫ’ is an integrated team of individuals who work closely together to provide meaningful crisis response, crisis intervention, connections to community services and support to individuals affected by crisis within the community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

There may be times when the Gędęǫ’ Team is required to provide support to other communities as directed by the Director of Health Services, Six Nations Elected Council, or the Community Crisis Response Committee.

The Gędęǫ’ worker will respond to Crisis while practicing/utilizing a trauma informed, strength based, culturally appropriate approach to care and service. The Gędęǫ’ worker will also accept responsibility for fostering an environment that has cultural values and principles of practice as foundation.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  January 19, 2022
Term: Permanent
Hours of Work  37.5 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma with studies in the area of Emergency Service Provision, Mental Health and Addictions, Crisis Response, Health Care or other related field
  • Experience with Communications, Public Relations, Media and Social Media or willingness to be trained
  • Experience working in a Mental Health, Addictions or Crisis Response/intervention
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge base of Haudenosaunee culture and values
  • Strong ability to create and maintain relationships
  • Strong knowledge base of the community of Six Nations and the services within the Territory
  • Ability to work evenings, overnight and weekends on an on-call basis if required
  • Ability to travel for work
  • Must have a current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid certificate

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lesleigh Rusnak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 4343 or via email at StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

 

Gedeo Worker – Full Time – 011-22-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE: Gędęǫ’ Worker

       

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Crisis Response Coordinator, works in collaboration with the Director of Health Services, Health Services Senior Leadership Team, and the Community Crisis Response Committee.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Gędęǫ’ is an integrated team of individuals who work closely together to provide meaningful crisis response, crisis intervention, connections to community services and support to individuals affected by crisis within the community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

There may be times when the Gędęǫ’ Team is required to provide support to other communities as directed by the Director of Health Services, Six Nations Elected Council, or the Community Crisis Response Committee.

The Gędęǫ’ worker will respond to Crisis while practicing/utilizing a trauma informed, strength based, culturally appropriate approach to care and service. The Gędęǫ’ worker will also accept responsibility for fostering an environment that has cultural values and principles of practice as foundation.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Technical Functions:
  • Strong assessment skills in the delivery of crisis response support/interventions, assessment, planning and prevention.
  • Make referrals on behalf of clients/community members to a wide variety of community programs and services.
  • Provide intensive short term support, crisis intervention and service coordination.
  • Support in the strengthening of partnerships and linkages with community services which will improve treatment outcomes, continuity of care and service coordination.
  • Seek to balance the application of professional and clinical practices with the traditional Haudenosaunee culture and values as foundation.
  • Ability to respond to crisis in a professional timely manner.
  • Address community crisis prevention through early intervention.
  • Address the needs of high risk individuals with complex issues by providing coordinated and multi-disciplinary supports and interventions.
  • Support in the training and capacity development of community workers and community members.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  1. Communications Functions:
  • Employs excellent communication skills re: collaboration to implementation of crisis response plans; interacting and supporting person in crisis; interacting with multi-sector team members
  • Engage and be a part of the broader network of crisis supports based on the direction of the Director of Health Services, Portfolio Team and or the Crisis Response Coordinator.
  • Follows the appropriate protocols necessary with internal and external supports in order to effectively manage a crisis response.
  • Attends staff and program meetings as required.
  • Writes key messages, public statements and new releases upon approval of the Director of Health Services, Health Services Portfolio Team or the Six Nations Elected Council.
  • Assists with development of crisis response plans and issue management
  • Supports these plans through research and information gathering with media relations and social media activity related to issues, crisis, emergencies and disasters
  • Supports the Director of Health Services, and others as directed with communication and information tasks when required.
  • Develop information and attend the Radio Show when required with the purpose of informing, educating and supporting the community in regards to crises.
  • Advise the Director of Health Services of all incidents, including situations presenting risk of litigation, hazardous trends and adverse publicity
  1. Administrative Functions :
  • Manages individual, organizational and community crises in a wholistic and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Maintains documentation according to organizations policies and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Employs effective decision-making skills to prioritize crisis response needs and understands the dynamics of individuals in crisis.
  • Maintains appropriate statistical database as required and directed by the Crisis Response Coordinator.
  • Completes documentation in relation to Crisis Response
  • Responsible for communication with the Crisis Response Coordinator to aid in the completion of required reporting.
  • Strong knowledge base using excel, PowerPoint, and other related software programs.
  • Other Administrative functions as required e.g. answering the telephone, answering messages, copying and filing etc.
  1. Other Functions:
  • Adheres to principles of safety re: body secretion precautions and procedures, correct disposal of bio-medical wastes, management of incidents/accidents/disasters as per protocols in terms of precaution, action, reporting and follow-up.
  • Ensure that Crisis responders are as safe as possible under the circumstances, including wearing appropriate protective equipment and implementing the safest operational options.
  • Minimizing employee risk by promoting safety procedures (e.g. ensure an adequate personnel accountability system is in place to track the status/movement of all personnel.
  • Performs related duties respective of educational qualifications and skill as may be required by the Director of Health Services.
  • May be required to fulfill a role within the Management Systems Ontario structure when activated.
  • Crisis line support when required. This may be after-hours.
  • Will provide education to the community through coordination of events and through other means as directed
  • Will provide support for the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and providing assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services.
  • Will perform other duties as requested by the Director of Health Services, the Portfolio Lead Team and the Crisis Coordinator
  • Adheres to the Six Nations Elected Council policy and procedures along with Health Services and other applicable policy and procedures

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work requires physical activity and mental stress; requires working inside/outside; requires travel; requires extensive interactions with the public, who at times may be hostile or irate; subject to interruptions, deadlines, unscheduled hours.

Work requires the ability to prioritize tasks, work independently, and cope with many demands and time constraints.

Ability to respond 24/7 within reason to crisis as directed by the Director of Health Services or Six Nations Elected Council.

May need to respond to crisis after hours or on weekends. This may include responding to crisis in other communities.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Crisis Response Coordinator

Receives direction and guidance and discusses plans, prioritizes to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, co-operation and teamwork with all staff.

External Agencies

Views and interacts with all external agency staff as part of the crisis continuum.  The crisis continuum is a community, not Health Services specific program, response to mental wellness management.  Maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop close working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the interests of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory community members; works in a courteous, co-operative, positive proactive manner, provides information and advice.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma with studies in the area of Emergency Service Provision, Mental Health and Addictions, Crisis Response, Health Care or other related field
  • Experience with Communications, Public Relations, Media and Social Media or willingness to be trained
  • Experience working in a Mental Health, Addictions or Crisis Response/intervention
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge base of Haudenosaunee culture and values
  • Strong ability to create and maintain relationships
  • Strong knowledge base of the community of Six Nations and the services within the Territory
  • Ability to work evenings, overnight and weekends on an on-call basis if required
  • Ability to travel for work
  • Must have a current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid certificate

Other Related Skills:

  • Critical Incident Stress Management Training
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training
  • Incident Management Systems
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Community Crisis Response
  • Willing to attend training
  • Trauma Training

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission