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Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

P.O. Box 193, Via Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0 Phone (807) 229-1749 Fax (807) 229-1944

Job title: Mental Wellness and Crisis Counsellor
Department: Social Services
Employment status: FT Permanent
Location: Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Pic Mobert or Michipicoten

Posting Date: May 18th, 2023
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary:
The Wellness and Crisis Team will provide crisis response interventions, trauma informed care, land-based healing, on-going counselling services, early intervention, screening, and assessments, after care and care coordination using a variety of therapeutic and culturally appropriate services that enhance community wellness services, address gaps in services and strengthen partnerships. The Mental Wellness and Crisis Counsellor will be located in Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Pic Mobert or Michipicoten and will respond to the wellness needs for community members in both First Nations.

➢ Post-secondary education in the field of Social Services.
➢ Experience working with First Nation people in northern communities.
➢ Recent experience working in the social service field.
➢ Knowledge of Mental Health legislation and PHIPA
➢ A valid Driver’s License and use of privately owned vehicle with valid insurance policy with a minimum million-dollar liability.

Duties & Responsibilities:
➢ The counsellor will provide a full range of mental wellness services in each of the First Nation Communities which includes wellness initiatives and direct clinical services.
➢ Respond to crisis situations to provide intervention and direct counselling services as requested in each of the four local First Nation communities.
➢ Provide client-centered, culturally appropriate services and programs.
➢ Provide crisis intervention support and service coordination to clients as needed.
➢ Build capacity for emergency/crisis response within each of the communities.
➢ Improve access to mental wellness services and supports and access new and existing services that respond to the needs of community members.
➢ Assess and provide therapeutic counselling services each of the communities.
➢ To assess and determine when additional services of a more complex or intensive therapy are required and provide access to these services.
➢ Participate as a collaborating member of the Wellness and Crisis Team in planning, developing, and reaching program goals and objectives.
➢ Utilize evidence-base practices to manage crisis and promote wellness.
➢ Work as part of an integrated team in each of the four First Nation communities.
➢ Ensure appropriate liaison between community professionals.
➢ To ensure accountability, professionalism, and sensitivity in providing quality service that meet the needs of each of the four First Nation communities.
➢ Other related duties

How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to
Kimberly McWatch – Acting Recruitment and Selection
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 93, Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out

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