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Aboriginal Student Mental Health Assistant - Mawi'Omi Aboriginal Student Centre

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2016
Date of Posting: 
December 8, 2016
Mawi'Omi Aboriginal Student Centre
Aboriginal Student Mental Health Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week for the academic year

$11.44 per hour (vacation pay included)

January 3, 2017 – April 30, 2017

The Mawi’omi Aboriginal Student Centre requires an Aboriginal Student Mental Health Assistant who will be responsible for organizing cultural activities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at UPEI with the focus being wellness. The Mawi’omi Aboriginal Student Centre offers services and supports to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students attending UPEI as well as cultural information and resources to the whole University community.


The successful candidates will work with the Aboriginal Academic Advisor out of the Mawi’Omi Centre and duties will include:
• Connecting with Aboriginal Elders and community members to organize wellness events
• Applying cultural protocols, preparing for activities, advertising events on social media, taking photos (where appropriate) and attending to administrative duties
• Assisting with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Education Day
• Working with the UPEI Indigenous and non-Indigenous community
• Presentations/outreach into the secondary school system and local communities
• Report writing


• Experience in organizing, delivering, and evaluating an Indigenous-focused wellness program
• Self-motivated  student with excellent organization and time management skills
• Strong communication skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
• Computer skills
• Interest in working with other peoples, in particular Aboriginal students and youth
• Experience in research an asset

Interested candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application (cover letter and/or resume) that they meet the stated qualifications.

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens,  permanent residents and full timeinternational students with a valid study permit will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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