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Big Grassy First Nation
invites applications for

The Addiction Support Worker is a permanent full-time position. The
Addiction Support Worker will work within a culturally competent
system of care and as such will acknowledge and incorporate, at all
levels, the importance of culture, the expansion of cultural knowledge
and the overall vision of Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.
The Addiction Support Worker will foster cultural awareness through
active participation in an inductive learning process, gaining an
understanding of historical trauma and impacts of oppression and how
these relate to current issues related to Native child welfare services.
The Addiction Support Worker will develop culturally competent
practice skills that are congruent to the unique needs of the ten First
Nations and to Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.
The role of the Addiction Support Worker is based on establishing a
trusting relationship with families and individuals in order to help and to
support them and as such will not undertake protection responsibilities
within the team however, still has a duty to report.
This is a contract term position.
Primary Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing

with access to a reliable vehicle;

  • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required;
  • The Addiction Support Worker will be required to complete training

from Weechi-it-te-win Family Services prior to commencement
of employment.

  • Effective listening, observation and facilitation skills to effectively

assess clients and provide appropriate treatment and consultation;

  • Strong mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to respond

or assist in emergency situations;

  • Strong collaboration skills to manage service delivery in conjunction

with case managers, clients, their family members/caregivers and
other health care professionals;

  • Ability to deal with demanding interpersonal situations and respond

with good judgment and understanding;

  • Ability to communicate information effectively through a variety of

means including meetings, reports, letters and presentations, and;

  • Good oral and written communication skills to feed the client file.

This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline is Friday, July 19th 2019, 12:00 noon.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Please send resume along with three work related references to:
Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer
Big Grassy River First Nation
P.O. Box 414
Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0
Fax: 807-488-5533
or drop off at:
Big Grassy Band Office
410 Anishinabe Way
Big Grassy River First Nation
Preferred: Email:
Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with
qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be