Jr. Quu’asa Wellness Worker

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council/Teechuktl Quu’asa Program is seeking a term (to March 31, 2020), full-time Jr. Quu’asa Wellness Worker to provide culturally-based support to the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. This unique position would be best suited for someone who has a desire to train under our Sr. Quu’asa Wellness worker to provide culturally based support to individuals, families and communities.

Position Responsibilities include:

  •  To provide direct support to individuals, families and communities;
  •  To facilitate cultural learning, activities, and ceremonies that provides cultural healing and mental wellness;
  •  To facilitate family support networks and facilitate family connections;
  •  To be familiar with other healing resources and introducing (referring) clients to these resources;
  •  To work with Mental Health and Community support workers in bringing cultural practices into healing
  •  To work with other staff to respond to crisis and mobilize community strength in response;
  •  To maintain reports, forms and all required documents on a timely basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Degree and/or Training in a field related to counselling and recovery, or Grade 12 with 2-years front line experience working with aboriginal people.
  •  Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth cultural-healing practices.
  •  Experience working in a First Nations environment or being a First Nations person will be considered an asset.
  •  At least five years front-line experience working with aboriginal people.
  •  Utilizing and empowering community and Nuu-chah-nulth resources when possible
  •  Knowledge of western mental health approaches.
  •  Must have a car and valid driver’s licence.
  •  Provide acceptable references and criminal record check.

Competitive benefit package; and, salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $46,000 - $57,000. For further information contact Stan Matthew at: (250) 724-3939.




Port Alberni

Contact Info: 

Apply by June 21, 2019 by sending your cover letter, resume and three references (available to contact) to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463
Email: apply@nuuchahnulth.org
(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest. Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and family values.)