Mental Health & Addiction Coordinator

September 15, 2017 - 15:43 -- ea

The Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Program (herein called AMHAP) coordinator will be responsible for providing culturally sensitive addictions and mental health support to individuals, families, and the community. The Coordinator must possess a strong working knowledge of harm reduction strategies, trauma informed approach and a comprehensive knowledge of the compliment of services offered to individuals and their families on Prince Edward Island.

Monday, October 2, 2017 to Saturday, March 31, 2018
$35,100 (annual)
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 16:30


  • Overseeing all aspects of program development and delivery
  • Implementing program related workshops, services programs and other community and social service programs including A.A. and N.A. meetings weekly
  • Preparing monthly reports
  • Providing on-going, one-on-one guidance and support to participants
  • Making referrals to other agencies or interventions if required
  • Reviewing client background information, interview clients to obtain related social history and prepare intake reports
  • Assisting clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance
  • Referring clients to other social services or assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, day care and other services
  • Promoting and advertising the program, which may include participation in health fairs and other public health related events
  • Implementing and organizing the delivery of specific services within the community
  • Liaising with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall progress
  • Seeking opportunities to expand the AMHAP programing within the member communities including applying for program grants and/or research funding
  • Maintain accurate records and client intake forms as well as adhere to the confidential collection and storage policies.
  • Maintain program database statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
  • Honoring and supporting spirituality in cultural ceremonies such as: Sweat Lodge’s, Smudging, and other Aboriginal cultural and spiritual healing practices. 


  • A strong background in mental health and addictions programming, especially pertaining to Aboriginal populations
  • Demonstrated crisis management and de-escalation of potentially intense situations
  • Possess the following certificates: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Naloxone usage training, Conflict Resolution
  • A strong background in program management including implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated success working with Aboriginal communities in related capacity
  • Expertise with case management and the development of integrated care plans
  • Post-secondary education in relevant field
  • High level of organizational, administrative and facilitative skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail, power point, internet
Additional Information: 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Native Council of PEI

6 F.J. McAulay Court, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 9M7

or email: