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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 of the counselling unit to provide 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.

Qualifications:
❖ Experience working with First Nation’s individuals, families and communities, and a working knowledge of healing and recovery from a Native perspective.
❖ An understanding of the issues that impact First Nation communities and the Anishinaabek wayof life
❖ Previous experience in program development or 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
❖ (Combinations of education and work experience will be considered.) Human Services, Social Work; Psychology or a related field of study with three to five years direct program management and supervisory experience.

Salary: Wages will be negotiated commensurate with experience; we offer competitive wages and incentive package.

Interested people are invited to submit resumes, complete with three work related references by 4PM on April 26, 2024 to Leila Levesque, Executive Director at llevesque@biidaaban.com 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.

To apply for this job email your details to llevesque@biidaaban.com.

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