Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor: – 3rd Posting

    M'Chigeeng First Nation

    Classification Level: CS-4 ($61,200-$74,800) + pension and health benefits Employment Status: Regular Full time
    Department: Mental Health and Addictions

    Position Summary:
    Under the supervision of the Mental Health Clinic Manager, the Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor will provide counselling to individuals and families to address mental illness and substance use challenges. The Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor will provide services through a trauma-informed lens with a focus on addressing intergenerational trauma inclusive of grief & loss. The position will be responsible for providing services that include Traditional ways of Healing.

    Essential Functions:
    • Excellent working knowledge of mental health and addictions
    • Provide client needs assessments and develop treatment plans
    • Provide supportive counselling to individuals and families
    • Provide support services within the framework of person-centered care
    • Assist team with prevention, intervention, and promotion workshops/activities/awareness within the community, inclusive of both traditional and western approaches
    • Develop and implement the delivery of workplan initiatives
    • Provide Trauma Informed Care services and promote a Harm Reduction approach to wellness
    • Assist and provide support to clients with referrals to detoxification or treatment centres
    • Ensure professional competence by seeking consultation and effective use of clinical supervision
    • Research evidenced based practices and weave these strategies with Anishinaabe teachings when delivering services and/or programming; Keep abreast of new developments in the mental health and addictions field
    • All other duties as assigned.
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    • University Degree or College Diploma in Social Work or related field of study (i.e., Addictions & Mental Health Diploma, Social Services Worker)
    • In Good Standing with Regulated Professional Body
    • Three to five (3 – 5) years work-related experience in the field of mental health and/or addictions
    • Knowledge and skills in mental health and prevention
    • Experience with public speaking and facilitation
    • Valid First Aid and CPR and Mental Health First Aid
    • Certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    • Must have working knowledge of harm reduction philosophies
    • Knowledge of community, social and health resources, and ability to make connections
    • Extensive knowledge of substance uses and misuse
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
    • Ability to ensure high level of confidentiality
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a team environment and with other key partners of the community
    • Must be a role model both during and after regular work hours
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, case-noting systems, and general office procedures
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must have a valid G License with access to own vehicle
    • Understanding of Anishinaabe language, culture, traditions as it relates to traditional healing
    • Must have knowledge and/or experience with the culture, history, and customs of the Anishinaabe people
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours and the occasional weekend
    • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations (at least first two doses)
    • Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) requirement must be 30-days current and must be an original

    Closing Date: January 30th, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, applicants must submit cover letter, resume, with three current references with contact information (two work related and one character reference) and copies of education certifications to:

    c/o Human Resources
    M’Chigeeng First Nation, P.O. Box 333
    Fax 705-377-4980 or email to:

    Miigwetch to all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.