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20 Mar 2019

Part-Time Traditional Healer Support (Permanent Part-time)

expositor Ontario, Canada

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Traditional Healer Support (Permanent Part-time)

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre seeks the part-time services (3 days per week) of a traditional person to provide support for the healer during the provision of healer clinics and services.  The Traditional Healer Support Worker will attend all healer sessions with clients and/or families to chart on behalf of the healer and to provide an environment of safety for clients. The support worker will be available both on-site and in external clinics provided by the healers.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professions providing community-based services and using a holistic approach through the integration of both traditional and western healing methods.  Our unique team includes: Primary Health (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners), Allied Health (Diabetes Wellness Nurse, Diabetes Wellness Dietitian, Diabetes Foot Care Nurse, Registered Dietitians, & Anishinabek Health Care Navigator), Mental Health (Psychologists and Mental Health & Addictions. Geriatric Social Worker, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence counsellor), Health Promotion (Healthy Living Children & Youth programs, FASD, Child Nutrition, Nutrition and Garden projects), and Traditional Healing (Indian Residential School programs, Cultural Supports, Traditional Healers, and Traditional Helpers).  Services are offered on site and community based (through the Manitoulin Island District Seven First Nations Health Centres). The Traditional Healer Support Worker will report to the Anishinaabe Aadzawin Manager.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Check out the website for more information on the organization and communities we serve at: Come be a part of a great team and participate in meaningful work experience!

Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.


Knowledge and demonstrated interest in traditional healing practices

Experience and/or ability to work within an electronic medical record charting system and other IT technologies

Ability to speak, translate and/or demonstrated willingness to learn the Anishnaabemowin language;

Good interpersonal, listening and communication (written and verbal) skills with the ability to engage people to build trust and rapport;

Strong organizational skills including ability to complete work with deadlines/to coordinate schedules and appointments;

Proven knowledge and ability to maintain confidentiality;

Willing to work flexible hours as required;

Current CPR Level C and First Aid;

Ability to travel including clear driver’s abstract and a reliable vehicle;

Clear vulnerable sector criminal record check is required.

Submission Pre-requisites:

Cover letter, letter of application and resume. Three current work relevant references with contact information and current and valid vulnerable sector criminal reference check (dated no later than three months).

Deadline:   March 22, 2019

Send to: Human Resources

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
HWY 540, 48 Hillside Road
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
Phone: 705-368-2182 ext. 235
Fax: 705-368-2229    

We thank all for their interest and application. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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

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