Suicide Prevention Worker

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with youth who are in crisis situations.
  • Attending to emerge visits and advocating for students in a culturally competent way.
  • Work in conjunction with mental health counsellors and contract psychologists to determine suicide prevention needs of the WFNC Communities.
  • May provide crisis intervention services, as per qualifications. (i.e., risk assessments, safety planning, hospital visits, etc.)
  • Provide progress reports to WEMHP and/or contracted psychologists.
  • Liaise/partner with community stakeholders (e.g., police, friendship centres, schools, NNEC, and any other Indigenous organizations that provide services to youth.)
  • Some travel to Northern communities in the summer months will be required.
  • Travel to the WFNC office in Sioux Lookout required on a occasional basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have experience working with First Nations Youth.
  • Experience in working with youth who use substances, experienced trauma, experienced suicide ideation, etc.
  • Knowledge of intervention strategies related to substance use, suicide prevention, use and neglect of children and youth, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Trained in SafeTalk, ASIST and Mental Health First AID.
  • A valid drivers license and access to a vehicle to travel from school locations on a daily basis in Thunder Bay.

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