Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator

Thunderbird Friendship Centre
Geraldton, ON
Closing Date
January 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator

The Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator will provide direct counseling and outreach/preventative services to adults and youth, in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, culture based programming and healing.

 Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Social Services, or relevant accredited training combined with 2 years of related work experience.
 Additional training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Intervention, etc. is an asset.
 Working knowledge of counseling methods & case management practices.
 A strong understanding of Aboriginal culture, practices: Ability to speak and write Ojibway, Cree and/or Oji-Cree is an asset.
 Ability to work as a team member and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
 Excellent communication, facilitation skills and experience working with diverse groups.
 Knowledge of computers and various applications.
 Able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.
 Must have a Criminal Reference check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening completed and approved prior to the commencement of employment.
 Standard First Aid and CPR would be considered an asset.
 Must possess a valid class “G” driver’s license, and access to a reliable vehicle.

 Follow and adhere to program guidelines.
 Prepare quarterly narrative and financial reports.
 Provide accurate records and reports of program activities and needs.
 Provide counseling and support for clients.
 Ensure culture based support programs are in place for all clients.
 Provide community education to community members, organizations, and others.
 To liaison with other community programs and services in order to make referrals.

Closing Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references with candidate’s written permission to contact the provided references in a sealed marked envelope, or by fax or email to the attention of Karen Stephenson, Executive Director. Resumes without references will not be accepted. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thunderbird Friendship Centre
301 Beamish Ave West, P.O. Box 430
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Tel: (807)854-1060 Fax: (807)854-0861
Email: karen.stephenson@thunderbirdfriendshipcentre.ca