Maskawâtisiwin Workers (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 Workers (COVID)
Positions:   Two (2) Term Positions (Until March 31st, 2022)
Location:  Temporarily Remote due to COVID – 19
Shift: M-F, 35 Hours/week
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate(s) are found


Are you looking for an exciting career working for the KTC Five Nations!  KTC is hiring 2 Maskawâtisiwin Worker (s) to join our organization in temporary fulltime roles (to March 2022 with a possibility of extension). These positions will focus largely on the current mental health and addiction crisis caused by COVID-19.

We are looking for energetic, hardworking people, committed to First Nation community members and their families.  You are familiar with mental health and addiction programs and resources in northern Alberta and can work equally well independently as well as part of a team.

This position is a unique opportunity designed specifically for someone who is interested in supporting 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:

  • Grade 12 high school or GED with two years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • An interest in social work or client support based service – experience in this field an asset
  • Experience with education and awareness on mental health and substance use, suicide intervention, crisis response, domestic violence, NNADAP, NECHI, etc. considered an asset.
  • Experience working in First Nation organizations with an understanding of culture, traditions and the unique features of rural and remote communities.
  • Highly organized to meet deadlines with sound judgment and a professional, pleasant manner.

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
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Cree culture, and the ability to speak the Cree 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.