Employment Opportunity: Summer Student Research Assistant Term Position until August 31st, 2018

SALARY INFORMATION: Salary according to University guidelines and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

PURPOSE: To assist with the large population based study “Assess, Redress, Re-assess: Addressing Disparities in Sleep Health Among First Nations People”

NATURE OF WORK: The incumbent will report to the project manager. Responsibilities will include: (1) recruitment of study participants, (2) administration of the survey form and measurements, (3) instruct participants on the use of the home sleep study equipment, (4) gather and download results of home sleep study, (5) maintain research records in a confidential manner and (6) other clerical and organizational duties as required by the project according to the study protocols. The study will be conducted in the community of Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation. All necessary training to conduct the clinics will be provided by the research project.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: The incumbent will work with a team to recruit participants, gather and record data. The work will be completed according to established timelines (some interviews may be conducted in evening to accommodate community members’ needs). The incumbent will attend weekly research team meetings and other meetings as needed.



Two University Students: A minimum of successful completion of First Year University (Health Sciences an asset).

Experience: Ability to work efficiently in a team environment; ability to meet deadlines; ability to schedule interviews and organize research documents.

Skills: Basic computing skills are essential. Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills are required. Cree language fluency is an asset.


Please submit cover letter, resume, and CPIC to:  

Brooke Russell, Project Manager,

“Assess, Redress, Re-assess: Addressing Disparities in Sleep Health Among First Nations People”

Canadian Centre for Health & Safety in Agriculture

University of Saskatchewan

104 Clinic Place, PO Box 23, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4

Phone (306) 230-6186 or email bpr053@mail.usask.ca

 DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until position is filled. Any questions, please contact Brooke Russell at the phone number listed.


Employment Opportunity: Elders (BSW, BISW)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The incumbent is accountable for the provision of direct clinical mental health services to adults, Elders, and their families.

This position will perform generalized social work services as assigned, mental health counselling support for clients with residential school related concerns, Elder abuse, family/relational issues, intergenerational trauma, and other concerns as they are identified.  Further duties include case management and public education.

The position is part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatric nurse, mental health therapist, social workers, and functions within the practice principles of the mental health and addiction services program management.  Multi-disciplinary work will involve program support to other members of the team, as needed.


Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Indian Social Work, or Related Human Service Degree


  • Provision of integrated mental health and addictions counseling services to outpatient clientele; report preparation, team meetings, maintenance of client records;
  • Facilitate educational/informational and or treatment groups;
  • Consult with other health care providers and community agencies as outlined in the clients treatment plan;
  • Advocate for client services;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other health care professionals within the organization and community;
  • Provide crisis management as needed;
  • Administration duties will include completion of weekly work records, monthly activity sheets as it relates to clients and consultation, prior approval forms and other forms as required;
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision;
  • Participation in quality improvement activities as required;
  • Other position related duties as assigned by the team lead;
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required by the mental health team (i.e. evening/weekend workshops, groups, camps, etc.); and
  • Full participation within the Indigenous holistic framework of WCHS (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical activities).


  • Minimum of three year experience in counselling individuals, groups and families. Knowledge and experience working with survivors of trauma, the residential school system, and other impacts of intergenerational trauma.  Ability to providing informational sessions within the community.  Experience working with First Nations populations is preferred.  Knowledge and experience using a holistic approach to wellness is an asset.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to create and maintain relationship with community partners;
  • Provide reports, attend meetings and various trainings to stay current in the position. Provide education and awareness on various drugs and their effects within the community;
  • Experienced in case management;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Knowledge of community, outpatient and inpatient service delivery systems;
  • Culturally competent practice; and
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheets, email and internet.


  • Current CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Driver’s License
  • Registration with the respective regulatory body;Some flexibility in work hours is expected (periodic evening groups, mental health support at events, etc.); and
  • People who identify as First Nations or of Indigenous background will be given preference.

Please submit cover letter, resume, 3 references, and CPIC to:    

Human Resources, PO Box 96 Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0

Email:  cseeseequasis@willowcreehealth.com   Phone:  (306) 467-4402    Fax:  (306) 467-4609

Or you can drop off at the Health Centre with front desk reception.

Deadline to apply: No later than Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 3:00pm.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone interviews accepted.