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Addictions and Mental Health Worker

Job Posting

Addictions and Mental Health Worker

Deadline: April 15, 2022

1-year Contract/ Full-time

(pending funding)

Job Summary:

Missanabie Cree’s Addictions and Mental Health Worker will work within the Family Services Team and provide services to Missanabie Cree community members, individuals, and families across Canada and the United States using various secure online platforms. The Addictions and Mental Health Worker will provide assessment, case management, referrals, clinical counselling, and provide client-centered wellness plans.

The Addictions and Mental Health Worker will report to the Family Services Supervisor. The goals of the position are to engage with all MCFN community members, regardless of location to provide trauma-informed and culturally appropriate support and services. The worker will ensure confidentiality is priority and will follow all recommendations of their professional licensing body. This position may include confidential individual, family or group counselling about the causes and effect of mental health disorders and/or addictions, support for families dealing with mental health disorders and/or addictions and/or referrals for additional treatment. The Addictions and Mental Health Worker will also provide education to individuals and groups in the community with a focus on mental health and addiction related topics, such as suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse, anxiety and depression, etc. The Addictions and Mental Health Worker will be familiar with other services and resources in the community and work closely to provide information and support when required.


  • The successful applicant should have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work or Health Sciences from an accredited university in a related field.

  • Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSW), or Regulated Health Professional (or eligible).

  • Minimum of two (2) years recent experience with clinical counselling and/or working within the field of addictions.

  • Clean CPIC.

  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.

  • Class “G” Driver’s license with the ability to hold a 2-million-dollar policy.


· Extensive knowledge of current best practices in the treatment of substance misuse and concurrent disorders for individuals

· Extensive knowledge of the DSMI-5

· Extensive knowledge of the impacts of historical generational trauma, colonization and residential school

· Proven interpersonal, group and communication skills

· Skilled in working from a harm reduction and holistic approach

· Able to work independently and as an interdisciplinary team

· Sound clinical judgement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

· Group Facilitation skills

· Ability to advocate, facilitate access to services and coordinate care to meet clients' needs

· Computer skills including Word, Outlook, and Internet-based applications

· Recent satisfactory performance and attendance record

· Well organized with proven time management skills

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide mental health and addiction counselling and support to individuals, families and groups in the community

· Answer phone calls and inquiries concerning available programs and services for community members in their area

· Be available to provide weekly sessions to community members and support as needed

· Provide mental health counselling regarding the cause, symptoms, and prevention

strategies of various mental health diagnoses

· Provide counselling regarding the use and effects of alcohol and drugs

· Prepare needs and risk assessments

· Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and the impact of trauma on mental health and addiction

· Provide outreach counselling in the community

· Accept and make referrals to outside agencies

· Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations, and referrals

· Coordinate and facilitate educational workshops on mental health and addiction related


· Prepare funding proposals for mental health and addiction programs and initiatives as required

· Identifying issues and create goals and treatment plan

· Teaching clients coping mechanisms

· Setting up aftercare plans

· Meeting with family members and provide guidance and support

Provide treatment referrals

  • Assist individuals to identify their need for treatment programs

  • Liaise with treatment programs

  • Assist clients to meet all requirements

  • Access funding for treatment programs

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs

  • Liaise with community agencies and supports

  • Complete treatment center referrals

  • Arrange any Assessment Tools (ADAT) or (GAINS) that is required for treatment

  • Arrange transportation for clients to and from treatment centers

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs

To apply for this position, please drop off your cover letter, resume in person at:

559 Queen St. East

Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 2A3

By email to or

by Fax 705-254-3292 Attention: June Markie

Please note that preference will be given to Missanabie Cree members and other Aboriginal applicants


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