Client Support Worker (Supportive Housing)

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC) is hiring a Client Support Worker (Supportive Housing)! For more information about this LEAP job posting check out the details below!

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig provides wholistic, primary health care to Indigenous people in  Kenora and surrounding First Nation communities through a range of options including prevention,  assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Our client-centered, interprofessional teams include health  professionals, educators and support workers representing both traditional Anishinaabe, contemporary  models of care and use medical and community development concepts.

The position supports the Supportive Housing Program will operate in a 24/7 format with shift work  included in this position. Responsibilities include monitoring and supporting clients, preparing program  materials, and assisting with group sessions which will often include outdoor and hands-on activities.  This program will use a cultural approach to help people attain housing. With an Indigenous approach, cultural assessments, and medicine wheel teachings, we hope to guide and help those in our program  through their healing journey by providing safe housing. The program will also provide referrals to partner organizations.

NOTE: Traditional practices involving burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage  and cedar and other cultural protocols occur regularly within our work setting. 

Employer Name: Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC)
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: September 27, 2023
Phone: 8886996422
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Minimum OSSD or equivalent training and experience;
  • Personal experience and understanding of traditional Anishinaabe culture, values, and healing practices; experience working in an Anishinaabe organization and ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin a definite asset;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, de-colonial, trauma informed, and client-centered approach that demonstrates Waasegiizhig’s values;
  • Knowledge of historical trauma and the impacts of that history on the health of people, families, and communities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of wholistic health and well-being; personal experience or strong knowledge of the healing journey and abstinence from mind altering substances;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including computer skills); demonstrated interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of people;
  • Commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements; Willingness and ability to travel; valid drivers’ license and own vehicle required – copy of current drivers’ abstract required;
  • Current criminal/vulnerable persons records check;
  • Proof of immunization in compliance with policy requirements is mandatory prior to start of employment; certain duties of the position are physically demanding


What WNHAC offers: 

  • Support from an interprofessional team and wholistic model of care
  • Group Benefits and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the first year of service, increase with years of services
  • Commitment to staff wellbeing supported by compensating time, wellness policy and stipend Supports Professional Development and Cultural Safety. Access to cultural teachings and knowledge keepers on an ongoing basis
  • Salary is competitive and reflects both the responsibilities of the position and conditions of employment.


How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please send resume with covering letter and three references, to:

Client Support Worker Position

Email: Website:

Fax: (807) 467-8341 Phone: (888) MYWNHAC

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, please note Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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