Closing on: Jun 9, 2023

Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”.  The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders.  The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery.

Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • The supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative environment
  • Enriched job fulfilment and
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • A retirement savings plan with company contributions

Position Description

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Office and serving the nine First Nations of the Treaty 3 area, this position shall oversee a range of wholistic, culturally safe, and trauma informed programs and services.

Position Title:                 Director of Mental Health and Addictions

Department:                   Mental Health and Addictions

Salary:                              Per Annum, after successful probationary period

Term:                               Full time – 1 FTE

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

Reports to:                     Chief Operating Officer

Summary of Duties

The Director of Mental Health and Addictions will coach, mentor, support and inspire team members, colleagues and partners to collaborate on achieving KCA’s strategic priorities. 

This role will work in close partnership with a second Director of Mental Health and Addictions (MHA), to guide operations within KCA’s mandate, policies and Strategic Plan.  The MHA Director will work within the senior management team at Kenora Chiefs Advisory to deliver and improve services offered to our member communities.

Service Delivery

  • Work closely with other MHA Director to cover the breadth of MHA service portfolios
  • Guide MHA Managers in the delivery of programs and services, ensuring that wholistic, bi-cultural and community based best practises are delivered
  • Work in an integrated manner with members of senior management to ensure service delivery is wholistic and comprehensive
  • Co-develop and monitor adherence to policy and procedures for MHA supports across all programs and services provided by the department

Community Liaison

  • Develop positive relationships and work collaboratively with community leaders, staff, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, relevant professionals, contacts and partner organizations, to receive guidance and facilitate comprehensive service, and client pathways for care
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of the needs of each member community
  • Give the best effort to meet identified needs


  • Directly supervise MHA Managers both administratively, with a wholistic and clinical lens
  • Take part and support processes of recruitment and selection of staff
  • Guide staff assignment and role distribution to best meet the needs of all member communities
  • Promote opportunities for staff training in alignment with program goals and development

Monitoring & Budgets

  • Plan and monitor departmental budget and expenditures
  • Responsible for all funding reports attached to the department
  • Ensure accurate timely submission and reporting to relevant Ministries and member communities
  • Work in partnership with Executive and Senior Management to support program development and evaluation
  • Take part in systematic quality improvement practices include monitoring of data collection and tracking of key indicators related to service delivery and meeting the needs of community members
  • Producing and presenting both qualitative and quantitative reports, and briefings


  • A regulated health profession required (e.g., Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse, Registered Occupational Therapist)
  • Membership in good standing with a regulatory college in any province where a regulatory body exists (e.g., OCSWSSW, COTO, CNO, CRPO), or eligible and willing to apply for membership
  • Demonstrated management and senior administrative experience in program-based service delivery, ideally within First Nation organizations
  • Strong personal and professional commitment to Anishinaabeg and First Nation Communities and able to demonstrate kind leadership and character within one’s work
  • Innovative mindset to create new, effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, presentation and computer skills
  • Analytical, mathematical and financial skills for interpreting and budgeting responsibilities

Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel when required
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for

creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday June 9, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. 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

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