The designated Qmunity Camp Mental Health Worker (MHW) will provide mental health support for staff, youth and volunteers at the Qmunity Camp site for pre-camp, during camp and post-camp. The MHW will complete emotional check-ins, assist with youth transition in and out of the camp space, and be available for one-on-one support as needed. Youth will be coming from communities across the territory.
Contract: August 18th to 27th, 2022
Job posting closes June 8th, 2022.
- Participate in staff training and orientation
- Assist with load-in of supplies and site preparation
- Be open to engaging with youth at all times; be communicative and supportive
- Ensure youth are supervised at all times
- Check in with all staff, youth and volunteers on the site regularly
- Connect with upper management and Camp Leaders to keep an open line of communication for pertinent information about the youth
- Connect with Camp First Aider about Campers with any medication related to their mental health
- Attend day canoe trip with youth
- File incident reports and additional paperwork as needed
- Be accessible for any youth who may need support throughout camp
- Provide referrals if needed for any campers who may need regular mental health supports upon returning to their home community
- Accompany camper(s) to the Stanton Territorial Hospital or RCMP detachment if necessary
- Assist with the tear-down of camp
- Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and other supplies
- Participate in end of season debrief and evaluation
Qmunity Camp NWT prioritizes applicants that are diverse in gender, sexuality, culture and race, and encourage applicants to self-identify in their resume if they so choose.
- Officially certified as a counsellor, psychologist, mental health worker, etc.
- Summer camp experience is an asset
- Enjoys working with youth from pre-teens to late-teens and building rapport
- Knowledge of Northern communities and cultures is an asset
- Experience working with BIPOC communities is an asset
- Northern context trauma informed care and suicidality training is an asset
- Valid Driver’s license and access to a vehicle on site is required
- Mandatory Criminal Record Check + Vulnerable Sector Screening