One (1) School Mental Health Worker Position Neskantaga First Nation

Matawa Education



Neskantaga Education Authority is pleased to invite applicants for the following position:

One (1) School Mental Health Worker Position

for the Neskantaga Education Centre with a contract for the 2022/2023 school year, including an Employee Benefit Package.

We are seeking committed individuals, who will contribute to our school and to the community, and who will become involved in extra-curricular activities when required.

Preferred candidates will have the following assets and qualifications:

Degree in Social Work, School Psychology, or related discipline and work experience;

Understanding of mental health issues with First Nation youth;

Understanding of First Nation and Ontario education systems;

Experience in strategic planning and development in mental health and wellness for First Nation students;

Experience and understanding of mental health strategies and intervention models to support student success and academic setting;

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;

Fluency in Ojibway or Oji-Cree is considered an asset.

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Interpersonal and leadership skills;

Ability to facilitate presentations for training, workshops and group activities;

Ability to maintain friendly public relations and partnerships;

Ability to deal with stress and effectively manage time;

Ability to take initiatives and decisions for the betterment of students;

Strong critical thinking skills;

Ability to multi-task; and

Ability to facilitate the school mental health program.

Criminal Record Check required with application.

NOTE: The successful candidates will be required to provide an original, satisfactory Criminal Reference Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within the last six months) as deemed suitable by the Employer, prior to the commencement of employment.

Salary: Commensurate with education/knowledge as per NEA Salary Grid.

If interested, please submit resume/application including reference(s) to:

Neskantaga Education Authority


Box 103

Lansdowne House, Ontario

P0T 1Z0

Attn: Tony Sakanee, NEA Education Director

Fax: (807) 479-2512


Phone: (807) 479-1170 or 479-2570, Cell (807) 631-8017

Application Deadline: Open until Filled.

All candidates are encouraged to apply, including those who have previously applied.

All pandemic measures and protocols of the First Nation to be followed.

It is a requirement that all candidates be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 , as per the protocols of Neskantaga First Nation, and before working in close contact with students.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Neskantaga Education Authority; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.