Drug, Education and Living Worker (DEAL)

Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is hiring a Drug, Education and Living Worker! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Ne-Chee Friendship Centre
City: Kenora
Province: Ontario
Application Deadline: Ongoing until position is filled
Email: reception@nechee.org
Hours of Work: Full-time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, together with the Ministry of Community

Safety and Correctional Services, the Drug, Education and Living Program Worker works

primarily on-site at the Kenora District Jail to address the needs of Aboriginal inmates.

  • Design and deliver a drug and alcohol education and living program to inmates
  • Organize and facilitate individual and group counselling sessions
  • Coordinate the visits of elders and other cultural resources to support programming
  • Develop and deliver a spiritual and cultural awareness program for Aboriginal inmates
  • Liaise with community treatment resources, community agencies, and aboriginal
  • communities and organizations
  • Provide treatment centres and community agencies with information on the program
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the Native Inmate Liaison Officers and other Kenora Jail personnel
  • Prepare and submit regular reports and statistics pertaining to program activities and
  • clients
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in social or human services; or relevant accredited

training combined with several years of related work experience

  • Experience working in a correctional or justice setting
  • Previous experience working in an Aboriginal organization or community
  • Ability to perform smudges, sweats, drumming and other Aboriginal cultural activities and traditions
  • Positive attitude & demonstrated capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to speak Ojibway, Cree or Oji-Cree is a definite asset
  • Computer literacy skills are essential
  • A Current Vulnerable Persons Check will be required upon offer of employment
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to: Ne-Chee Friendship Centre – P.O. Box

241, 326 Second Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X3 Fax: (807) 468-5340 E-Mail:


We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged

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