Crisis Prevention Worker

Jul 19, 2022

Crisis Prevention Worker

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history, and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, our wholly owned business arm has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs, and infrastructure.


 The Crisis Prevention Worker is responsible for supporting clients through challenges and unhealthy cycles while providing care and resources to support them. The Crisis prevention worker will report into the Health Office and additional responsibilities include:

  • Develop a culturally relevant model for suicide prevention for Mikisew Cree
  • Develop and facilitate culturally relevant presentations and events as part of MCFNS awareness and prevention efforts to be utilized with students and adults.
  • Foster connections with other health care professionals, social workers, community support workers and counsellors in the community to provide effective and holistic services to clients.
  • Establish partnerships with community-based agencies and service providers to address suicide prevention (RCMP, Athabasca Delta Community School, etc.)


  • Experience working with Indigenous populations.
  • Must have First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Current Applied Suicide and Intervention training.

Other Requirements

  • Possess valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Willingness to submit to oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of in-office and at community locations.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!