Social & Cultural Wellness Worker

Kenora Chiefs Advisory is hiring a Social & Cultural Wellness Worker! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

The Social and Cultural Wellness Program aims to improve the mental wellness of inmates and create a connection to their culture in order to reduce rates of recidivism in Indigenous people in Ontario.

Employer Name: Kenora Chiefs Advisory
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 3X4
Application Deadline: August 25th, 2022
Hours of Work: 1 FTE
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Develop an Initial Intake/Readiness Assessment and create an individualized Care Plan with Indigenous inmates;
  • Provide counselling, information, education and guidance to clients with regard to mental health, addictions and life stabilization skills;
  • Coordinate and facilitate therapeutic individual and/or group counselling to clients;
  • Monitor clients’ mental status and behavior for decline and take appropriate action;
  • Keep accurate, timely client contact records in accordance with program requirements;
  • Assist and respond to crisis and post-crisis situations as required and complete individualized safety plans;
  • Facilitate linkages to needed services within the broader service community;
  • Develop networks and partnerships with community resources;
  • Advocate for client and coordinate case management meetings with relevant partners;
  • Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process;
  • Facilitate referrals to OTN for consults and assessments;
  • Maintain statistics required by the Ministry and the Program with regard to qualitative and quantitative aspects of the Program;
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • University degree or college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (Psychology or social work)
  • Experience working in correctional or justice setting;
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language and experience in working in an Indigenous community or organization;
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: computer, organization, networking, interpersonal, presentation and communication (written & oral);
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred;
  • Willing to travel (when required);
  • Current satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector search
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references to:

Human Resource Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor
Kenora ON P9N 3X4
Fax: 807-467-2656

Position is open until filled

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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