Maskawâtisiwin Lead (COVID)


The Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) is comprised of the member Nations of: Loon River First Nation – #476, Lubicon Lake Band – #453, Peerless Trout First Nation – #478, Whitefish Lake First Nation – #459 and Woodland Cree First Nation – #474.  KTC was formed in 1995 to facilitate joint action by the member Nations on matters of mutual concern.

While there are many similarities between the Five (5) KTC member Nations, each has its own unique character and features.  All are surrounded by a warmth and beauty rich with culture and traditions of the Cree people.

The primary role of the Tribal Council is to provide guidance and support to the individual member First Nations in developing and achieving success in the management and administration of their own programs with the intent of developing self-reliance.


Job Title: Maskawâtisiwin Lead (COVID)
Positions:   One (1) Term Position (with the possibility of an extension)
Location:  Temporarily Remote due to COVID – 19
Shift: M-F, 35 Hours/week
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found


 KTC is hiring a Maskawâtisiwin Lead (COVID) to join our organization in a temporary fulltime position (to March 2022 with a possibility of extension). This position will focus largely on the current mental health and addiction crisis caused by COVID-19.

The Maskawâtisiwin Lead (COVID) will be a supervisory role for the larger Maskawâtisiwin team, supporting Maskawâtisiwin worker(s) as they support the individual KTC Nations and their community members on their wellness journey. You are a leader who works well in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. You work collaboratively with local community leadership and respect the local health system, as determined in each community.  You have experience leading teams and projects and are familiar with mental health and addiction programs and resources in northern Alberta. This position is a unique opportunity designed specifically for someone who is interested in supporting a team and clients on their mental wellness journey. On the job training, as well as furthering your education through professional development, will be supported by KTC Health!

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and two years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge. Registration with a professional association considered an asset.
  • Two or more years of experience working in or closely with First Nations, with demonstrated cultural knowledge and competency.
  • Project Management experience/training considered an asset.
  • Experience in coordinating services in First Nations communities and meeting deadlines.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in First Nations communities, including the unique features of remote communities
  • Excellent organizational, written, communication, public relations, interpersonal and computer skills are an asset
  • Ability to handle a variety of issues at the same time and work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team with other care providers


  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have the willingness, capability and flexibility in working in, and travelling to various First Nation communities as required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Cree culture and language is an asset
  • Successful vulnerable persons and criminal records check
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence with a current driver’s abstract

Please submit:

A cover letter and resume with 3 professional references with one being a previous supervisor giving KTC expressed written permission to contact your references.  Please send your complete package to:
Sonja Voyageur, Human Resource Manager at  

We sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.