Live in Aftercare – Counsellor



    Seven Grandfathers – Live in Aftercare – Counsellor

    Program Description:

    The Gwekwaadziwin program provides a client-centred model of mental health and addiction treatment for youth and young adults. It will support a community of healthy young people working towards wellness, education and economic prosperity for First Nations individuals and communities. Gwekwaadziwin’s program meets the client on the spectrum of care, from stabilization through treatment, residential aftercare, outpatient aftercare and transition back into their family and community. It has two proposed age-appropriate streams serving youth from 13-30, ensuring that the needs of transition-age youth are addressed. The Four Directions adolescent program serves youth age 13-19. The Seven Grandfathers program is designed for young adults age 19-30. The Seven Grandfathers programs consist of three phases: Land Based Treatment, Live In Aftercare, and Community Aftercare.

    Position Description:

    The Live In Aftercare Counsellor will provide continued support to participants while they attend the Live In Aftercare portion of the Seven Grandfather Program. This residential setting supports participants as they continue their wellness and recovery journey and as they begin working, volunteering or pursuing educational opportunities. This position is for 40 hours a week comprising of both day and afternoon shifts.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Reporting to the Seven Grandfathers Team Leader 
    • Responsible for taking direction and implementing it to Live in Aftercare Programs
    • Continue to develop and implement model of care
    • Responsible for liaising with land based and community aftercare programs
    • Assist in development of client-centred wholistic treatment plans
    • Assist program participants in continuing their recovery via life skills, education, therapeutic interventions
    • Responsible for liaising with community organizations
    • Assist in implementation of research projects
    • Responsible for assisting with housekeeping and maintenance involved with the program
    • Responsible for completing duties to implement all Gwekwaadziwin programming


    • Preferred education is a Bachelor in Psychology, Social Work or related field with mental health and addictions training with preference given to Masters level candidates
    • Preference given to an Individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek history, clan systems, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions and ceremonies
    • Proven experience with management, program development, research and outcome measurement
    • Experience working in Mental Health and Addictions field with proficiency in outdoor experiential learning, education, aftercare and client-centred models of care
    • Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects
    • Able to participate in outdoor and athletic programming
    • Mature individual who is able to work independently with preference given to individuals living a traditional lifestyle and being on a life-long journey in traditional knowledge


    • Possesses a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s licence in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle, able to obtain an ‘F’ class Driver’s licence with a preference given to those who already hold a class ‘F’ driver’s licence
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required
    • Must have a relevant degree and three years’ work experience in Psychology, Social Work or Health-related field – with a preference for a designation with a regulatory college

    Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications

    Closing Date: February 3, 2021 – Noon

    To Apply: Please submit a letter of application and resume.

    Incomplete or late packages will not be accepted.

    Complete Applications may be emailed to

    Please reference email: Live In – Aftercare Counselor- Application

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.