Job Opportunity




Reporting to the Director of Health & Wellness, the Wellness Manager is accountable for providing leadership and strategic direction to assigned staff and programs in the areas of Community Wellness. This position oversees the wellness department and ensures it is in alignment with Ulkatcho First Nation strategic goals.



  • Bachelor’s degree in health, Counselling or Psychology.
  • Training and experience with leading health programming in a First Nations community would be an asset.
  • Direct experience working with Indigenous communities including demonstrated cultural safety and knowledge of Indigenous customs/traditional practices.
  • Must have experience in writing comprehensive reports on program deliverables and measurables.
  • Must have experience in evaluating care plans, programs/services and analyzing data to make logical recommendations and resolutions.
  • Must have experience working in a team of mental health and addictions’ workers; with the ability to support and mentor when necessary.
  • Previous strategic management experience in implementing strategic plans, programs, and budget development.
  • Trauma informed training preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.



  • Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector with results acceptable to UFN
  • Valid Driver’s license with acceptable drivers abstract.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of the UFN.



  • Oversees the Wellness program operations including the establishment of strategic and operational work plans, program goals, objectives, providing guidance and supervision to all Wellness staff.
  • Amends wellness department annual budgets and administers revenue and expenditures in accordance with the Finance Policy ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Provide leadership to develop and build capacity of staff; provides development opportunities and technical direction.
  • Strong collaboration with other UFN departments acting as a resource where appropriate.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises Wellness staff, setting and monitoring performance objectives.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with UFN policies, standards, and procedures and as directed by the Director of Health & Wellness



  • Solid leadership and management experience
  • Excellent ability to analyze problems, identify key factors and underlying causes and generate solutions.
  • Knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of trauma-informed psychosocial rehabilitation, harm-reduction, recovery, psychotropic medication/side effects
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and First Nation Health Authority and Health Canada programs
  • Commitment to policies, standards, procedure, and code of ethics
  • Commitment to upholding values, culture, and standards of confidentiality.
  • Ability to adapt and practice in a culturally safe manner.
  • Have a flexible schedule with availability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with staff, co-workers, and management both written and verbally.


Interview Process:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Two step interviews (Interview & written assignment)
  • Criminal record check
  • Reference Check


Deadline: This posting will remain open until filled

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to the Ulkatcho First Nation Band Office by personal delivery to the Office Manager or via email to Please indicate “Wellness Manager” in the subject line.

Applicants of Ulkatcho First Nation and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.