Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health – Navigator

Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services
May 27, 2024
Fort St. John
Job Type
Must have relevant experience
Salary Type
Hourly Rate
$22 - $26
Bachelor's Degree
British Columbia


Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services (Nenan) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health (ICYMH) Navigator. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Navigator will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children and families who are experiencing significant challenges, in the Treaty 8 lands of Northeastern British Columbia.

The ICYMH Navigator is located in Fort St John. The position is under the direct supervision of the ICYMH Clinician. Travel between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson will be required. Evening and weekend work as required.


  • Engage community members and promote Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Health services.
  • Organize community educational workshops related to mental health, culture, and wellness.
  • Provide direct clinical services through group work in the areas of parenting, stress management, problem solving, conflict resolution, effective communication, and social skills enhancement
  • Assist the Clinician in carrying out, monitoring, and evaluating treatment plans relative to support and education regarding the mental health concern identified.
  • Maintains clinical/client records and administrative records/stats
  • Maintains and promotes working relationships with community professionals
  • Assist Indigenous families to navigate the existing health and social service network of care by linking Indigenous children, youth, families and communities with the Child and Youth Mental Health community, and community personnel such as band social workers, on-reserve health directors, and Indigenous addiction workers
  • Participates in the ongoing planning, development, and evaluation of prevention services
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction programs
  • Other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s in social work or Bachelor’s in Child and Youth Care; with minimum 1 year of direct clinical/counselling involving prevention and/or risk reduction n programs with children and families.
  • Complete Criminal Record Check
  • Awareness of Indigenous culture and issues affecting Indigenous families and communities
  • Knowledge and experience working within northern and rural communities


  • Knowledge of child development and an understanding of children with special needs
  • Clear understanding of inclusive and culturally safe childcare
  • Clear understanding and dedication to honouring the familial systems used in the traditional territories of Northeast BC
  • Clear understand of goals and objectives pertaining to child specific development
  • Ability to perform and maintain appropriate observation records
  • A thorough appreciation, awareness, and working experience of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as a thorough understanding of the complexities of working with diverse populations
  • In-depth knowledge of the social service sector, community-based programs and services, and community relation
  • Clear understanding of professional code of ethics and commitment to the childcare profession
  • Ability to contribute to the philosophy of teamwork.

How to Apply

We will be accepting applications for Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health - Navigator position until filled.

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Executive Director

Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services

10615 – 102 St., Fort St. John, BC, V1J 5L3

Fax: 250 787 2152 email:

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