Client Support Worker (Supportive Housing)

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC) is hiring a Client Support Worker (Supportive Housing)! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig provides wholistic, primary health care to Indigenous people in Kenora and surrounding First Nation communities through a range of options including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Our client-centered, interprofessional teams include health professionals, educators and support workers representing both traditional Anishinaabe, contemporary models of care and use medical and community development concepts.

The position supports the Supportive Housing Program will operate in a 24/7 format with shift work
included in this position. Responsibilities include monitoring and supporting clients, preparing program materials, and assisting with group sessions which will often include outdoor and hands-on activities. With an Indigenous approach, cultural assessments, and medicine wheel teachings, we hope to guide and help those in our program through their healing journey by providing safe housing. The program will also provide referrals to partner organizations.

NOTE: Traditional practices involving burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar and other cultural protocols occur regularly within our work setting.

Employer Name: Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe'iyewigamig
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1Y9
Application Deadline: July 19th, 2024
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

• Minimum OSSD or equivalent; some experience working in the health care field an asset;
• Demonstrated understanding of wholistic health and well-being; personal experience or strong knowledge of the healing journey and abstinence from mind altering chemicals;
• Ability and willingness to work shift hours and weekends;
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills (including computer skills); excellent
interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of people;
• Deep understanding and experience of Indigenous culture, values, and perspectives as well as
traditional and contemporary health care practices, and wholistic health and wellbeing; ability to speak and understand Anishinaabemowin a definite asset;
• Experience working in an Indigenous organization; understanding and/or willingness to learn of Indigenous culture and values;
• Proof of immunization in compliance with policy requirements is mandatory;
• Valid drivers’ license, own vehicle and willingness and ability to travel required;
• Criminal records check and current drivers’ abstract required;
• Commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements; and positive attitude and capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please send resume with covering letter and three references, to:

Client Support Worker Position
Fax: (807) 467-8341 Phone: (888) MYWNHAC

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, please note Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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