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
  • 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

Kenora Chiefs Advisory is seeking Three Mental Wellness Workers to deliver culturally safe, trauma-informed clinical crisis intervention to nine (9) First Nation communities in the Treaty #3 territory. This includes individual/family/group and focused short-term counselling/debriefing in a community-based setting to stabilize crisis situations.

Position Title:                 Mental Wellness Worker

Department:                   Mental Health and Addictions

Salary:                             Per Annum, after successful probationary period

Term:                              One Full-time permanent and Two 2 Year Contract

Hours of Work:              80 hours bi-weekly, 7 days a week.                         

Reports to:                     Crisis Response Manager

Summary of Duties

  • Extensive travel to First Nations Communities to provide debriefing, Counselling, Support/guidance, intervention, crisis intervention and management.
  • Conduct mental health assessments, risk factors assessment, and stabilization and development of safety plans.
  • Evaluate the client’s progress on a regular basis and adjust interventions as necessary.
  • Provide and coordinate a holistic, optimal and quality family-focused, community-based clinical and bi-cultural crisis and mental wellness interventions/healing
  • Follow duty to report requirements as necessary.
  • Organize and manage the logistics and service delivery of the short-term crisis counselling service.
  • Provide collaborative discharge planning and aftercare.
  • Develop individualized care/wellness plans with and for each family and/or client.
  • Create links to other programs and organizations for referrals, and case management needs.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of program statistics and activities
  • Participate in Mental Health and Addictions Team meetings as required.
  • Travel outside the Treaty 3 territory as required, sometimes for extended periods on short notice, with stays in communities typically lasting five days or more.”
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A university degree preferably in social work/Psychology or College diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with extensive clinical experience in the areas of crisis response; critical incidents and trauma
  • Registration and good standing with a college-approved under the Psychotherapy Act to provide the controlled act of psychotherapy (COTO, OCSWSSW, CRPO, CNO)
  • Specialized courses in such areas as: crisis intervention, mental health assessment and intervention, suicide intervention, trauma-informed care, grief and loss
  • Experience in working with those experiencing crisis situations (e.g., suicide, homicide, and other traumatic events)
  • Excellent clinical assessment and crisis intervention/counselling skills
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Applicants should possess a valid driver’s license/insurance, and be willing to travel when required

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 your resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday, December 8, 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

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

*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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