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Senior Counsellor

Biidaaban Healing Lodge

Employment Opportunity
Senior Counsellor
1 Year Contract

The Biidaaban Healing Lodge is a 12-unit residential treatment program located on the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg formerly 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 Treaty 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 counselling unit and in conjunction with the First Nation
communities in the area and under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Counsellor is responsible for:

❖ To ensure all Biidaaban Healing Lodge counselling goals are moving toward achieving the vision set for by the Board of Directors
❖ To supervise and ensure the Residential Counsellors are fulfilling their job responsibilities
❖ To ensure the treatment component is delivered in a method that is reflective of Biidaaban Healing Lodge’s vision statement and treatment model
❖ To design and deliver quality programs as needed and required to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities in the Robinson Superior area
❖ To facilitate and deliver educational and therapeutic groups; and to ensure the effective completion of all required forms and documents.
❖ A job description is available upon request.


❖ University degree in Human Services with specialization in Social Work; Psychology or a related ‘; field of study with three to five years direct program management and supervisory experience with the ability to do individual and group therapy (Combinations of education and work experience will be considered.)
❖ Experience working with First Nation’s individuals, families and communities, and a working knowledge of healing and recovery from a Native perspective.
❖ A minimum of three to five years experience in program development and working in a residential treatment setting.
❖ Ability to work independently and as part of a team with strong communication skills, a working knowledge of computer programs
❖ An understanding of the issues that impact First Nation communities and the Anishinaabek way of life

Interested people are invited to submit resumes, complete with three work related references by 4PM on February 29, 2024 to Leila Levesque, Executive Director at or by fax (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.

Biidaaban Healing Lodge
P.O. Box 219, Hwy 627 Pic River First Nation Via: Heron Bay, On P0T 1R0
Phone (807) 229-3592 Fax: (807) 229-0308 Toll Free 1-888-432-7102

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