Mental Health Worker

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Job title: Mental Health Worker
Department: Social Services
Employment status: Full Time Permanent
Posting Date: May 17, 2024
Closing Date: Until filled

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Social Services Director, the Mental Health Counsellor shall be responsible to provide individual and family counselling to community. You will be expected to deliver a wide range of prevention programs and work cooperatively with other service providers to design and carry out action/care plans for clients. The Mental Health Counsellor will also act quickly to resolve any individual or family crisis and provide concrete assistance to clients.


  • Bachelor’s level degree in one of the Human Services or a two-year Community College diploma in the area of Social Services.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in the area of individual and/or family counselling.
  • Proven ability and experience in group facilitation and client advocacy.
  • Experience providing support and/or treatment.
  • Experience working with Indigenous agencies and Indigenous programs.
  • Strong leadership skills including modeling, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated initiative, time management, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, Child Protection Standards, Ministry of Children and Youth Services Regulations, Guidelines and Policy Directives.;
  • Proof of valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, Insurance, access to a vehicle and a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Must be willing and able to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop rapport with community members, establish boundaries and good working relationships to engage people in the counselling process and maintain active case list.
  • Provide outreach to members who are hospitalized at Wilson Memorial for any extended stay and to community elders and the sick in their homes.
  • Plan, organize and implement education programs for the elementary and secondary school students as required.
  • Encourage a healthy and positive Indigenous identity, integrating Anishinabek traditional culture, and values into work practices.
  • Organize, develop, and facilitate programs, workshops and groups to assist with wellness of community members.
  • Regularly participate in the Accreditation process
  • Client case management and creative community program planning with coworkers, departments and management and delivery of various support and recreation groups within community, le: youth, adults, elders:
  • Following up with plans of care for individuals and families and while doing so, maintaining up to date case notes, timely referrals, calling a case conference need be, completing month end activity reports.
  • Attending regular weekly case reviews and monthly staff meetings
  • Contributing regularly to community newsletters. community action initiatives:
  • Responding immediately to client / family crises,
  • Role model through their own behavior, sensitivity to human need for recognition, understanding and caring, appropriate boundary setting etc.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records/charting in EMHware of each encounter, counselling session, group, etc.…
  • Other duties as assigned.


How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to


Angela Boudreau – Director of Finance and Administration
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 93, Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out