Closing on: Feb 29, 2024

Position Description

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is currently seeking Child and Youth Workers. Binesi Waziswan Healing and Treatment Services is a short-term live-in treatment program that provides an opportunity for youth stepping up from community-based support or stepping down from an inpatient unit, to engage in holistic, land-based, clinical wraparound services in a supportive environment.  Youth participants will undergo ongoing assessment and observation, crisis intervention, and wrap around bi-cultural services aimed at long-term healing and recovery.  We require an enthusiastic, supportive and flexible individuals who work well in a team environment and are motivated to support youth on their healing journey

Position Title:        Child and Youth Worker

Department:          Healing and Treatment Services

Term:                        Casual

Location:                 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:             Operational Manager–Binesi Waziswan Healing and Treatment Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and guidance to youth participants who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues that have impacted their mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical wellbeing;
  • Support youth in their day-to-day participation in the program, supporting them to identify goals and achieve them;
  • Carry out daily home upkeep, alongside youth participants, teaching them healthy habits and life skills;
  • Carry out treatment recommendations identified by the Bi-Cultural Clinician(s), Program Manager and other relevant service providers;
  • Case noting daily assessments and observations of the participants’ wellbeing status, from a holistic lens;
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with staff, youth and service providers both from KCA and external organizations;
  • Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process, where appropriate;
  • Directly support youth and families to connect with Traditional Knowledge Keepers, Healers, and Elders for the purpose of accessing ceremony and other cultural engagements;
  • Network and develop partnerships with community resources both in KCA member First Nations and in Kenora.


  • Experience working with youth both one-to-one and in group settings;
  • Strong ability to develop rapport and trusting relationships with youth and families;
  • Experience working in a youth residential setting is an asset;
  • Experience facilitating activities and programs, including cultural and land-based programming, is an asset;
  • Ability to respond to crisis and post-crisis situations;
  • College diploma or university degree is an asset;
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: interpersonal, computer, organization, networking, presentation and communication (written & oral);
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and language is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a role model for youth, as someone who has committed to their own healing and wellness journey.

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Must be willing to travel when required;
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record;
  • Willingness to work night shifts and weekends.

Please forward your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656


*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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