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Lac La Croix First Nation
Community Care Program

Full Time Position

The Family Counsellor is a full-time, permanent professional position
which will work within a culturally competent system of care and as
such will acknowledge and incorporate, at all levels, the importance of
culture and the expansion of cultural knowledge in providing clinical
The Family Counsellor will foster cultural awareness through
active participation in an inclusive learning process, gaining an
understanding of historical trauma and impacts of oppression and how
these impact families. The Family Counsellor will develop culturally
competent practice skills that are congruent to the unique needs of the
Community Care Program.
The Family Counsellor is responsible for the assessment of family
functioning and the provision of ongoing clinical counseling services to
children, adolescents and other family members, including the family
as a unit, in family cases of the Community Care Program. Under
the direction of the Community Care Program Supervisor, the Family
Counsellor provides case management support to the team in the
investigation and assessment of family cases where children are at
risk of abuse.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university or

post secondary diploma in a related field with training in individual
and family counseling from an accredited post-secondary institution;

  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations as

well as Customary Care;

  • Working knowledge of Community Care Program(s) and

Weechi-it-te-win’s service delivery system ;

  • A minimum of 4 years in case management and the provision of

clinical services for children and family members;

  • Experience in assessing client and family problems and needs, and

in preparing family assessment reports and social histories;

  • Knowledge and experience in traditional and contemporary healing

practices including experience in working with Elders, healers
and clinicians;

  • Experience in and/or commitment to the development of alternative,

non-punitive, healing approaches that are derived from traditional
Anishinaabe culture;

  • Experience in developing and implementing community workshops

and presentations;

  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred;
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe family structure, as well as the

Anishinaabe customs, traditions and protocols;

  • Must provide a current valid Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and submit a

driver’s abstract.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 noon - Late
applications will not be considered.
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3
references to the attention of:
Armand Jourdain/lnterim Team Supervisor
Community Care Program
P.O Box 640
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M9
Fax: 807-274-0043
We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest
in this position. However only those being considered will be
contacted. Complete job description available upon request.