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Addictions Worker (Temporary) – Chateh

Career Posting : Addictions Worker (Temporary) – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Temporary
Closing Date: February 11, 2021 12:00 am

Open to DTFN Members Only


Local Open Posting – January 27, 2021

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of an Addiction Worker for the Health Department. This position would support the community of Chateh. This is a full-time Temporary position.

Duties Include:

  • Facilitate information sessions and community consultations in order to identify needs and solutions surrounding addiction and mental health
  • Facilitate, coordinate and design a community action plan in partnership with community members and local stakeholders with a view of meeting the identified addition and mental health needs of the community
  • Identify and support individuals who are either in a high-risk situation or are expressing early signs and symptoms of addiction use behavior
  • Responsible for implementing specialized treatment and recovery programs and plans for individuals with addiction problems, with the focus on youths and high-risk individuals
  • Provide support to leaders and families in the communities coping with the stress of addiction in the family
  • Offer a variety of care options that use cultural values and beliefs, and emphasizes personal growth
  • Engage Elders when required to help with cultural teachings and healing
  • Explore leveraging opportunities with other stakeholders in order to help fund initiatives and to increase availability of resources
  • Create linkages and maintain a network of community, regional, and provincial services and programs
  • Prepare presentations, brochures, reports and any other related material


  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Three to five years of experience in the health field
  • Demonstrated organizational ability and composure to work within a specific timeframe, at times in a fast-paced climate
  • Ability to work with the public and staff at all levels within the organization, in a multiple task environment
  • Read, understand and comply with the DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures and rules
  • Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Speak and understand Dene language

Other requirements:

  • Must have own transportation and a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and must provide a clear Criminal Record check.

Closing Date:
Reposted to Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Submit resumes to:
Elna Ahnassay
Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863 or 321-3886

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.