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Youth Mentors – Chateh, Meander River & Bushe River

Career Posting : Youth Mentors – Chateh, Meander River & Bushe River

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: August 24, 2023 5:00 pm

Employment Opportunity

 Open to DTFN Members



Positions available in Chateh, Meander River and Bushe River


Dene Tha’ First Nation’s Health Department is currently accepting applications to fill (3) positions for Youth Mentors. There is one position to support the community of Chateh, one to support the community of Bushe and one to support the community of Meander. These are each full-time, one-year positions with benefits. The (3) Youth Mentors will support DTFN’s new Youth Mentorship Program. The designated Youth Mentor will guide the children and youth through activities and programs while ensuring access to resources, supports, and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers.


The Youth Mentors will be expected to work five days per week. Three days will be allocated to facilitate children and youth activities and programming, one day for interactive family sessions and one day for program planning. Specific training will be provided for the Youth Mentors.


Duties Include:

  • Facilitate interactive children and youth activities including on the land traditional programs, arts, crafts, games sessions, music, creative writing, mental health awareness sessions on suicide, substance abuse, depression, bullying, healthy relationships, proper diet and exercise, culture, tradition and language.
  • Offer a variety of program options that use cultural values and beliefs and emphasize personal growth.
  • Program planning to be completed on a weekly basis by each Youth Mentor. Programming will be split into different age groups to cover age-appropriate material and be holistic in nature.
  • Transporting the children and youth to a variety of events to build networks, participate in activities, reduce barriers, and strengthen individual skillsets. Vehicles will be provided by the DTFN’s Health Department.
  • Identify and support children or youth who are either in a high-risk situation or demonstrating early signs or symptoms of behavioral or health related issues.
  • Confidential record keeping and discretion when identifying possible children that would benefit from family home visits and/or additional professional health assessments.
  • Lead and coordinate weekly family home visits with identified children and youth.
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and design an action plan in partnership with the family and Health professionals as required for the child or youth.
  • Provide support to families coping with the stress of health-related concerns regarding their child or youth.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with children and youth.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with the public and the Health Department staff with minimal supervision in a multiple task environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pertaining to health records.
  • Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures and rules.
  • Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications.
  • Understand Dene language.


Other Requirements:

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


CLOSING DATE:                        Thursday August 24, 2023


Submit resumes to:                         Human Resources Manager

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 958 High Level, AB T0H 1Z0

Fax: (780) 926-5730




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