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 21st to 30th, 2021
*Applications close on June 30th
- 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
The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife is an organization governed by mostly youth, and therefore are prioritizing hiring people who our organization recognizes as youth (people under 30). Preference will also be given to applicants who self-identify as Black, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and/or another racialized community.
- 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
- Personal, lived understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ identity is preferred but not required
Qmunity Camp NWT is a sleep-away arts camp dedicated to supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth across the NWT.