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Courier Drive – Chateh

Career Posting : Courier Drive – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: December 1, 2023 12:00 am

The Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is seeking a dedicated and team-oriented Addiction Coordinator to join the team. This is a supervisory position and is responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating prevention programs to meet the members needs within the Nation’s three communities. This is a two-year contract position with a possible extension and comes with competitive benefits and a pension plan.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supervises the Addiction Counseling and Brighter Futures programs.
  • Provide information on available programs and make referrals when needed.
  • Maintain an efficient working relationship with Health, Schools, Mental Health – Crisis Counselors, Elders, Traditional teachers, and Child & Family services.
  • Facilitate programs and engage Elders to help with Dene Tha’ cultural teachings and healing.
  • Organize and plan cultural activities for clients.
  • Assist clients to continue with recovery plan after treatment by providing them with life skills, education, and intervention.
  • Case management and highly confidential record keeping practice.
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget and provide quarterly financial reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary education in health or social sciences, psychology, health promotion, social work or equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ work-related experience.
  • Organization/administrative management, planning, organizing human resources, analytical and communication, and some counseling knowledge and skills required.
  • Demonstrate positive role model for staff, clients, and community at large.
  • Experience working in an Indigenous community and knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is a definite asset.
  • Must be computer literate and have experience with computer software programs.
  • First Aid/CPR a definite asset; ability to speak Dene language is also considered an asset.
  • Ability to be on-call after hours including weekends.
  • Must have own transportation and a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; provide a clear Criminal Record with a Vulnerable Sector check and a Child Intervention check.

Closing Date: December 12, 2023

Send a cover letter, resume, Criminal Record with a Vulnerable Sector check and Child Intervention check to:


Human Resources Manager

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 958 High Level, AB T0H 1ZO

Fax: (780) 926-5730




Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



Posted: November 28, 2023