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12 Feb 2019

Full-Time Aftercare Support Worker

expositor M'Chigeeng, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Gwekwaadziwin – Seven Grandfathers – Aftercare Support Worker – Afternoons

Program Description:

The Gwekwaadziwin program provides a client-centered model of mental health and addiction treatment for youth and young adults. It will support a community of healthy young people working towards wellness, education, and economic prosperity for First Nations individuals and communities. Gwekwaadziwin’s program meets the client on the spectrum of care, from stabilization through treatment, residential aftercare, outpatient aftercare and transition back into their family and community. It has two proposed age-appropriate streams serving youth from 13-30, ensuring that the needs of transition-age youth are addressed. The Four Directions adolescent program serves youth age 13-19. The Seven Grandfathers program is designed for young adults age 19-30. The Seven Grandfathers programs consist of three phases: Land Based Treatment, Live-in aftercare, and Community aftercare.

Position Description:

A full-time position responsible for assisting in the implementation of client’s treatment plan, monitoring the facility, facilitating group primarily during the afternoon shift, but may be required for other shifts.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Reporting to the Seven Grandfathers Team Leader 

Responsible for taking direction and implementing it with Live in Aftercare Programs.

Assist in development of client centered wholistic treatment plans

Assist program participants in continuing there recovery via life skills, education, therapeutic interventions

Responsible for liaising with community organizations

Assist in implementation of research projects

Assist in housekeeping and maintenance as required for all phases of the program

Other related duties as required


Minimum requirement is a diploma in social service work, or related field with mental health and addictions training

Preference given to an Individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with Knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek history, clan systems, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, and ceremonies

Proven experience with management, program development, research, and outcome measurement,

Experience working in Mental Health and Addictions field with proficiency in outdoor experiential learning, education, aftercare, and client centered models of care

Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)

Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects

Able to participate in outdoor and athletic programming

Mature individual who is able to work independently with preference given to individuals living a traditional lifestyle and being on a lifelong journey in traditional knowledge


Possesses a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle, able to obtain an ‘F’ class driver’s license with a preference given to those who already hold a class ‘F’ driver’s license

Ability to work outside normal business hours as required

Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications Closing Date: March 6, 2019 – Noon

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application and resume with three written employment references, one from current/most recent employer and current Criminal Reference Check, Driver’s Abstract, copy of relevant Diplomas/Degrees.  Incomplete or late packages will not be accepted.  Please email all documents in a single email to and reference:

Gwekwaadziwin – Aftercare Support Worker – Afternoons

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Job Categories: Healthcare. Job Types: Full-Time.

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