Quu’asa Wellness Worker

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council/Teechuktl (Mental Health Program) is seeking a permanent, part-time (0.8 FTE, 28 hours per week) Quu’asa Wellness Worker to provide culturally based support to Northern Region individuals, families, and communities.  Based out of the NTC Gold River office this unique position would be best suited for someone who has a desire to bring cultural practices into healing with an emphasis of providing support to First Nations people who are at risk or have been involved in high-risk lifestyles.  This position requires travel into remote communities (including on gravel road, by boat and airplane).     

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide direct support to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Facilitate cultural learning, activities, and ceremonies that provides cultural healing and mental wellness.
  • Facilitate family support networks and facilitate family connections.
  • Apply healing resources and refer clients to healing resources.
  • Work with other staff to respond to crisis and mobilize community strength in response.
  • Maintain reports, forms, and all required documents on a timely basis.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Grade 12 or an Adult Graduation Diploma and knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth cultural-healing practices.
  • Degree or other training in a field related to counselling and recovery.
  • Front-line experience working with aboriginal people.
  • Experience in programs to facilitate transformation from addiction.
  • Understanding of western mental health approaches.
  • Being a First Nations person with an understanding of Nuu-chah-nulth healing practices would be considered an asset.
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and have daily access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Provide references and an acceptable criminal record check.
  • Be willing to adhere to the NTC Communicable Disease Prevention Plan.


Competitive benefits and salary based on qualifications and experience. Annual salary range $40,000 - $51,200.  




Gold River

Contact Info

Apply by 1 pm, February 21, 2024, by sending your cover letter, resume, and three references (available to call) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383

Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M2

Email: apply@nuuchahnulth.org

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