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Indigenous Counsellor FT

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $75,738.00 - $106,801.50 CAD / Year
  • June 30, 2024
  • Salary/Pay: $75,738.00 - $106,801.50

Website St. Joseph's Care Group

Indigenous Counsellor (24-R222)


Bargaining Unit: NON-UNION
Status: Full Time
Department: Indigenous Relations
Site: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Shifts: Days
Rate of Pay: $75,738.00 – $106,801.50

General Accountability:

Reporting to the Clinical Manager – Indigenous Health, N’doo’owe’ Binesi, the Indigenous Counsellor works within the Indigenous Health Team to carry out the delivery of culturally competent and safe client-centered care. The Indigenous Counsellor will practice from an Indigenous worldview that recognizes the values, beliefs, and customs while working from a wholistic lens. It is the role of the Indigenous Counsellor to ensure clients are receiving therapeutic counselling grounding in an Indigenous trauma-informed framework.



-Has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with training and/or certification in a specialty area preferred (i.e., Indigenous field of study, or Indigenous trauma)
-Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
-Thorough knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as set out by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
-Comprehensive understanding of the social determinants of health of Indigenous people and the social consequences and risk factors associated with client conditions (i.e., addictions, trauma, mental health)
-Experience related to client care for people from Indigenous, geriatric, and addictions and mental health populations
-Knowledge and experience in establishing networks of support and accessing community resources and services;


-Ability to manage a complex clinical practice in a health care setting
-Understand the importance of trauma informed practice through a cultural lens
-Knowledge of Indigenous ceremonies and traditional healing practices
-Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, history, and social determinants of health
-Assessment and treatment of complex psychosocial issues
-Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and worldview
-Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
-Ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
-Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including community partners within the Indigenous community
-Strong time management and organizational skills
-Appreciation and respect of others cultural teachings and understanding and, working within a multi-faith setting
-Ability to work collaboratively within an interprofessional team environment
-Demonstrated computer proficiency including skills with MS Office applications
-Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act


– Ability to speak Ojibwe or Oji-Cree is preferred


  • Ability to travel to various work locations as required and provide own transportation
  • This position shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) where indicated, to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.
  • Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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