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Community Outreach Worker

Biidaaban Healing Lodge

Biidaaban Healing Lodge

Community Outreach Worker – Permanent Full-time Internal/ External Posting

The Biidaaban Healing Lodge is a 12-bed residential treatment program located on Biigtigong Nishnaabeg formerly known as Pic River First Nation, which is approximately 25 kilometers from Marathon, ON.  We are mandated to provide quality treatment to all Aboriginal and Metis people residing in the Robinson Superior area.  We provide treatment for unresolved trauma stemming from sexual abuse, family violence, adult children of trauma, grief and abandonment and anger solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

Working as a team member within the Healing Lodge and in conjunction with the First Nation communities in the area and under the direction of the Executive Director, the community outreach workers are responsible for:

  • To design and deliver educational programs that exemplify prevention, promotion and aftercare services and deliver them at community level
  • To develop an effective evaluation tool that assesses the needs of our First Nation communities and to define strategies that will meet the needs identified through community needs assessments
  • To deliver mobile treatment and training units to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities within the Robinson Superior area in the areas of Mental Health First Aid First Nations, lateral violence, grief and loss and trauma recovery
  • To identify promotional strategies aimed at publicizing the Biidaaban Healing Lodge programs at community level
  • To deliver non-residential programs in conjunction with Biidaaban Healing Lodge staff as needed and required
  • A job description is available upon request.


  • A college degree in Social Work; Psychology or a related field of study with three to five years counselling experience, preferably in a treatment setting with the ability to do individual and group therapy (A combination of education and work experience will be considered.) We are willing to provide training to the right candidate
  • Experience working with First Nation’s individuals, families and communities, and a working knowledge of healing and recovery from a Native perspective.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with strong communication skills, a working knowledge of computer programs as a word, excel, publisher, power point and outlook to develop pamphlets, posters and other promotional items
  • An understanding of data entry systems would be an asset
  • An understanding of the issues that impact First Nation communities and the Anishinaabek way of life

Salary:  Wages will be negotiated commensurate with experience

Interested people are invited to submit resumes, complete with three work related references to Leila Levesque, Executive Coordinator at the address listed below or by email, applications may also be faxed in to 807-229-0308

We would like to thank you for expressing an interest in joining our team: however only those candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

This project has received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services

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