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Camp Mental Health Worker

Qmunity Camp NWT
Published
May 18, 2022
Location
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Casual  
Base Salary
$3000

Description

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.

Duties

Pre-Camp

  • Participate in staff training and orientation
  • Assist with load-in of supplies and site preparation

 During Camp

  • 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

Post-Camp

  • 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

Qualifications

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

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