Regional Mental Health Navigator – Interior (Thompson/Okanagan) - #23-004
Ministry of Health
Position: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Remote – Thompson/Okanagan Region
Closes: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Mental Health and Harm Reduction team as a Regional Mental Health Navigator.
Reporting to the Director of Mental Health and Harm Reduction, the primary purpose of the Regional Mental Health Navigator is to provide mental health navigation support to Métis people across their respected Health Authority. This role will also act as a mental health information conduit between MNBC, Métis Chartered Communities, and Interior Health Authority.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support Métis individuals in the Interior to access mental health services, navigate the mental health system, and connect to available mental health resources.
- Engage with Métis Chartered Communities in the Interior regarding their specific mental health and wellness needs and priorities.
- Foster a practice of cooperative effort and collaborative problem solving around issues related to improving the mental health and wellness of Métis people.
- Support the Provincial Mental Health Coordinator in working with multiple regional stakeholders in the Interior to advocate for Métis in BC through various mental health-related committees, working groups, and advisory council meetings.
- Enhance relationships between Métis Chartered Communities and Interior Health Authority regarding regional mental health programs and services.
- Engage with Interior Health Authority to create a better understanding of the Métis experience in BC, with a particular focus on Métis people’s cultural safety as it relates to mental health and wellness.
- Directly communicate with MNBC Ministry of Health | Mental Health and Harm Reduction staff on all pertinent issues.
- Carry out various administrative tasks as required.
- Planning and coordinating meetings and events, as required.
- Report on activities, meetings, and outcomes through various reporting mechanisms on a regular basis.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Degree or diploma in Health, Education, Social Services, or related field
- Two (2) years of recent related experience in a mental health care setting or related field
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
- Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in BC
- Experience working with an Indigenous organization/program that includes interacting and developing relationships with Indigenous people and Indigenous communities as well as government agencies and ministries, an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to lead, problem-solve, and utilize team-building skills.
- Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively.
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
- Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Microsoft 365 and other database/software required by the role
- Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of
- There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of normal business
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to a reliable personal vehicle for work
- Hours are flexible in this position; however, you will need to be available for regular scheduled meetings with project partners on Tuesdays.
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.