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Fort Frances Tribal Area
Health Services Inc.

Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc. is a corporation that provides health care, mental health and
addiction treatment services to the 10 First Nations.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health at Behavioural Health Services of Fort Frances Tribal Area Health
Services Inc., the Mental Health Clinician provides bi-cultural clinical counselling specific to victims and family
members involved with Human Trafficking and counselling services to residents of the Mino Ayaa Ta Win
Healing Centre. The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for the efficient and effective service provision to
the Anti-Human Trafficking program 3 out of 5 days (Monday-Wednesday) a week and the service provision in
mental health counselling to the MATW residential treatment clients 2 out of 5 days a week (Thursday-Friday).
Job Duties:

  • Provides one-on-one counselling, group counselling and clinical support to deal with issues directly

connected to Human Trafficking and Addictions/Mental Health at MATW;

  • Provides group counselling and clinical support to deal with issues of violence, grief, and drug and

alcohol-related issues that come as a result of Human Trafficking, Addictions, and Mental Health;

  • Provides comprehensive case management to identified sexually exploited persons as well as those at-risk for

being targeted for commercial sexual exploitation;

  • Provides advocacy and networking for practical needs for trafficked persons, such as hygiene products,

transportation costs and food vouchers;

  • Increases comprehensive community support for trafficked persons through appropriate referral to other

organizations, including social service agencies, police and criminal justice partners;

  • Provides crisis intervention and prevention services to individuals, families, and communities upon referral

and/or request that are connected to disclosures of Human Trafficking;

  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics and policies that govern the organization while maintaining and respecting

cultural values;

  • Responds to critical incidents and implements crisis intervention strategies that address the specific health

and safety issues of those involved;

  • Supports and encourages spiritual healing practices consistent with the client’s values and beliefs;
  • Provides client advocacy and case conferencing with internal and external service providers as deemed

appropriate and in relation to Human Trafficking and After-care plans for clients of MATW;

  • Maintains and adheres to reporting standards and documentation to ensure all files meet the

reporting standards;

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with referring authorities, collaterals, and other key

stakeholders. Collaborates with others in developing community capacity and practical supports for youth
and families that are responsive to their needs;

  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality with respect to all aspects of the agency;
  • Regular data entry into the case management data system of BHS to ensure timely and accurate case recording;
  • Assists in the implementation and delivery of community prevention and wellness promotion activities within

the Anti-Human Trafficking program;

  • Consults the Traditional Healers and Elders to ensure culturally appropriate input into clinical practice and

workshops for Human Trafficking;

  • Other job related duties as assigned.


  • University degree in Social Work or Psychology;
  • Two years’ experience working in the field or similar discipline;
  • Have the ability to work effectively with First Nation community members and leadership;
  • Have the ability to work with people with concurrent disorders, multi-generational trauma, and an

understanding of Human Trafficking as it presents in First Nations communities;

  • Have the ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions;
  • Have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public;
  • Person’s with lived experience in Human Trafficking and or Recovery/Wellness a definite asset;
  • Anishinaabemowin – Ability to communicate effectively in Ojibway a definite asset;
  • Have documented experience working with First Nation health and/or social service agencies;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s “G” License with a good driving record and be insurable;
  • Must successfully pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.

Requirement for Submissions:
Applications must include a signed cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) EMPLOYMENT RELATED references.
Applications received without a signed cover letter, resume or three (3) EMPLOYMENT RELATED
references or not received by the deadline are incomplete and will not be accepted.
Interested applicants can forward their information to Cathy Handberg, Human Resource Manager.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 608
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3M9
Fax: (807) 274-9669
Email: chandberg@ff
Deadline for application submission: Tuesday July 9, 2019.
Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc. welcomes applications from people with disabilities. A modified
space is available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. While we
appreciate all who apply, we will only contact those persons selected for an interview. Miigwech, Thank You.