Outreach Worker

Closing Date: 
Until position is filled
Band Office/Kwakiutl Facilities


The Outreach Worker will assist with the planning, coordinating, and implementing of programs that assist in guiding and engaging families, children, youth, and community members. Indigenous Services Canada provides the Community Well-Being and Jurisdiction Initiatives Prevention funding under the Social Development program.


The Outreach Worker will focus on all aspects of the Community Well-Being and Jurisdiction Initiatives (CWJI) Prevention program funding including but not limited to the following:

PARENT SUPPORT/WORSHOPS - This will include retreats, ragalia making, drum making, cedar bark weaving, Traditional Parenting program, cooking, and preserving, Traditional foods and medicines, and budgeting. Certificate training and career development will be included for the Social Development Clients and other members identifying the need for assistance. 

PREVENTATIVE SUPPORT/INTERVENTION - Providing support to individuals and/or families at risk and to assist in mitigating risk factors in efforts to prevent further escalation. Working with families to assist in the prevention of children going into care or alternatively supporting protocol factors. 

COMMUNITY WELLBEING - This will include retreats that will focus on emotional well-being targeting areas such as self-esteem and self-worth; establishing boundaries; realizing personal values, principles, beliefs, getting in tune with self; trauma-recovery; addressing roots of substance abuse; suicide intervention/pervention. During the winter months, we will host retreats to promote healing and growth. We will utilize the Kwakiutl's facilites to host the functions. 

Respite care and support for families, single parent will also be determined by a team of Kwakiutl Band Staff.

OUTREACH - Outreach services will be a large part of the position to ensure we are providing services in a Culturally sensitive and inclusive manner that represents Traditional Kwakiutl ways of knowing and doing.

COORDINATION AND ENHANCEMENT - The above activites will be coordinated with Kwakitul Band Departments to ensure enhancement and filing gaps that are identified. Collaborative efforts to meet the needs of the membership will be essential. 



*Completion of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree in a related field such as Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Mental Health, and/or a combination of education and relevant experience.

*Experience working with individuals, children, youth, families and elders.

*Professional experience in holistic healing measures and cultural safety.

*Knowledge of Kwakwaka'wakw language and culture.

*An outgoing individual who has a desire to promote change and individual growth by providing extensive outreach services.

*Advanced knowledge and training in anti-oppresive and trauma informed practices.

*Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and as a team player.

*Flexibility is a must and this position will include some evenings and weekend work.

*Administrative, computer and office skills.


*Willingness to increase practical knowledge and understanding of traditional Kwakwaka'waka and mainstream healing practices relating to emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness. 

* Willing to increase practical and historical knowledge of intergenerational trauma, stress, and cultural repression. 

*Provide outreach services to individual, families, and communities as needed, such as, but not limited to providing information of local community resources or referrals to programs within the Kwakiutl departments.

*The ability to assist in activites that complement and enhance programs that are already in place with the goal of providing increased holistic, social, and personal wellness activites in a safe enviroment.

*Reliable transportation and current valid BC Driver's License and willing to obtain business insurance and liability coverage. 

*Driver's abstract required


This is a position at 35 hours per week for a one-year term. The position will require the successful candidate to work nights and weekends. Year 2 will be negotiated and is dependent upon the continuation of Indigenous Services Contribution funding and/or a successful performance review. Performance review will be completed 3 months probationary period. Wages to be determined on knowledge, skills, and abilities. Drivers license required.


Please provide a cover letter, resume, certification documents and salary expectations to . Please put "CWJI OUTREACH WORKER" in subject line of the email.

Alternatively, you can bring a hard copy of your application to the Kwakiutl Health Centre; ensure you get the application date stamped and a copy for your records to:

Attention: Maureen Schat, Addictions & Recovery Worker, Kwakiutl Health Centre, P.O Box 2220 Port Hardy B.C V0N2P0