Emotional Wellness Counsellor/Therapist: Land-Based Healing

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC)  is hiring a Emotional Wellness Counsellor/Therapist: Land-Based Healing! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Our purpose is to foster healthy Indigenous people, families, and communities. Our interprofessional teams include health professionals, educators, and support workers representing both traditional Anishinaabe and contemporary models of care, and use wholistic health and community development concepts 

This position supports planning, facilitation, and evaluation of land-based healing for youth ages 12-18. This position supports youth in understanding and regaining cultural knowledge, as well as connecting youth with Elders. It can also include group counseling in a non-residential program at the Healing Lodge in Washagamis Bay First Nation, in community-based settings, and works with an interprofessional care team to support WNHAC’s mission, vision, and values. This position may include some evening shift work. 

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: Keewatin
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: June 26, 2023
Phone: 8886996422
Email: wpierce@wnhac.org
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Masters or undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, or other related discipline; equivalent  combination of relevant college diploma and experience may be considered; current registration  with applicable college; extensive experience in providing group counselling  extensive experience in providing group counselling
  • extensive 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;
  • demonstrated understanding of wholistic health and well-being; personal experience or strong knowledge of the healing journey and abstinence from mind altering chemicals;
  • demonstrated oral and written communication skills (including computer skills); excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of people;
  • 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;
  • commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements
  • 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.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

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

Emotional Wellness Counsellor/Therapist Position WAASEGIIZHIG NANAANDAWE’IYEWIGAMIG  P.O. Box 320,
Keewatin, Ontario P0X 1C0
Email: wpierce@wnhac.org Fax: (807) 467-8341
Phone: (888) MYWNHAC ext 235

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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