Emotional Wellness Therapist

Kenora, ON

At Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe'iyewigamig, we provide client-centered, wholistic primary health care through an inter-professional, team-based model of care. Services comprise a range of options including prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment based on traditional and contemporary models of care, using wholistic health and community development concepts.


Working within primary care to deliver short and long-term emotional wellness services, the position collaborates with inter-professional care providers to provide assessment, treatment, and management of biopsychosocial aspects of health and wellbeing for WNHAC clients and ensure seamless transition to community resources as appropriate. The position participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of programs to meet client needs. Collaboration with inter-professional team members to support health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management is an important part of the role.
NOTE: traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting.


QUALIFICATIONS:
▪ Masters or undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, or other related discipline; equivalent combination of relevant college diploma and experience may be considered; current registration with applicable college; extensive experience in providing group counselling
▪ extensive personal experience and understanding of traditional Anishinaabe culture, values, and healing practices; experience working in an Anishinaabe organization and ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin a definite asset;
▪ good knowledge of available resources, and experience working with at risk individuals and families an asset
▪ demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including healthcare professionals, traditional people and community members; ability to work as a member of an interprofessional team
▪ willingness and ability to travel
▪ valid drivers’ license, current drivers’ abstract, and own vehicle required; willingness and ability to travel to communities on a regular basis
▪ current criminal/vulnerable persons records check
▪ commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements
▪ positive attitude and capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model
▪ proof of immunization in compliance with policy requirements is mandatory prior to start of employment
Salary is competitive and reflects both the responsibilities of the position and conditions of employment.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


Please send resume with covering letter and three references, to:
Emotional Wellness Therapist
WAASEGIIZHIG NANAANDAWE'IYEWIGAMIG
P.O. Box 320,
Keewatin, Ontario
P0X 1C0
email:
pskead@wnhac.org
fax:
(807) 467-8341
phone:
(888) MYWNHAC ext 221

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, please note
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

All Nations Health Partners

All Nations Health Partners

The All Nations Health Partners are a coalition of leaders in Indigenous and mainstream health services in the Kenora Region; comprised of fifteen local organizations working together to improve health care delivery to our communities. 

We are working to improve the health system to focus on people first and better serve the unique needs of our northern communities. We are developing a regionally specific, culturally appropriate and responsive health system for all nations. Our approach is collaborative and holistic, rooted in both traditional healing practices and the best aspects of the modern health system.

In 2019, the All Nations Health Partners became one of the first Ontario Health Teams furthering the development of a seamless, patient-centered health system. 

There are employment opportunities among the partner organizations in healthcare, allied health, administration, social services, family and specialist physicians and more! You will gain extensive experience working with dynamic and collegial professionals. Join us and find your work-life balance in Kenora, Ontario!

 

 

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