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27 Aug 2018

LAND BASED TREATMENT COUNSELOR

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Job Description

GWEKWAADZIWIN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

LAND BASED TREATMENT COUNSELOR

EXTERNAL POSTING

Position Description:

The Land Based Treatment Counselor is a unique position that combines the skills of an outdoor experiential learning

leader with that of a treatment counselor. Staff in this position will be living and working in outdoor settings with

participants and will have a weekly rotational schedule. Staff in this position will be responsible for delivering a

wholistic treatment program with a significant focus on Anishinabek culture and the land.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Reporting to the Seven Grandfathers – Team Leader

• Responsible for taking direction from the Team Leader and Clinical Director and implementing it within the

program.

• Continue to develop and implement model of care

• To deliver a Treatment focused Outdoor Experiential learning program; ensure group safety, teach basic

wilderness skills, solidify course logistics, and maintain focus on the Anishinabek Culture and the therapeutic

elements of the program.

• Assist in development of client centered wholistic treatment plans

• Assist with transition of participants to the live in or community aftercare programs

• Assist in implementation of research projects

Qualifications:

• Minimum requirement is a diploma in a human service field or in outdoor leadership

• 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

• Experience working with at-risk youth and young adults in a wilderness setting

• WFR or Adv WFA with experience managing backcountry medical issues

• 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 life-long journey in traditional knowledge

Requirements:

• 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

• Must have a relevant Diploma – with a preference for a designation with a regulatory college

Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: September 19, 2018 – 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, Drivers Abstract, Copy of relevant Diplomas/

Degrees. Incomplete or late packages will not be accepted. Please forward in a sealed envelope marked:

Complete Applications must be emailed to samg@gwek.ca

Please reference email: Land Based Treatment Counselor – Application

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants under consideration

will be contacted for an interview.

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