Client Support Worker

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

We provide primary health care through a range of options including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Our interprofessional teams include health professionals, educators and support workers representing both traditional Anishinaabe and contemporary models of care and using wholistic health and community development concepts.

Employer Name: Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC)
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1Y9
Application Deadline: June 14, 2023
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

The position supports the residential program at the Healing Lodge within a 24/7 operating environment. Non-residential and community outreach programs may also be provided. Responsibilities include monitoring and supporting clients, preparing program materials, and assisting with group sessions which will often include outdoor and hands-on activities.

NOTE: Anishinaabe traditional practices involve cultural ceremonies and burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting.

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 person’s records check;
  • Positive attitude and capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model;
  • 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 service.
  • Commitment to staff well-being supported by compensating time, wellness policy, and stipend.
  • General office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with casual dress. Flexible work hours are available within policy parameters.
  • Compensates related Licensing fees from Professional Associations
  • Supports Professional Development and Cultural Safety. Access to cultural teachings and knowledge keepers on an ongoing basis
  • Salary is competitive and reflects both the position’s responsibilities and employment conditions.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:


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

Client Support Worker Position



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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