Children and Youth Counsellor

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Social Work
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$53,464 - 64,4152019-04-032019-04-24

Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Our mission: to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multidisciplinary health care model.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Children & Youth Counsellor (Full Time Continuing Position)

Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a fully accredited community health centre, offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. The Oshkii Okitchiidak Counsellors engage children and youth in individual and group based counselling, circles and activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling to children and youth, through a model of culturally-based interventions
  • Assist children/youth to identify physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs and challenges to develop a circle of care and supports
  • Provide therapeutic care that integrates teachings and traditional knowledge sharing to strengthen resiliency
  • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams and practitioners ensure that interventions, care service planning and coordinated care planning and service delivery, utilize knowledge of Aboriginal culture, history, traditional and healing approaches, values and beliefs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BSW and/or MSW or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, traditions, teachings and ceremonies; Aboriginal language skills an asset
  • An understanding of the social determinants of health and other issues relevant to Aboriginal communities in Toronto; respect for Traditional Healing                               
  • Strong understanding of counselling ethics, including consent, confidentiality and boundaries
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Thorough understanding of issues affecting and influencing Aborignal children/youth and their families/caregivers and community living in an urban setting
  • Written skills and computer proficiency, including skill with word processing, presentations and electronic charting software

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to, in a single document, with your name and “Oshkii Okitchiidak” in the subject line. If you have questions about the process, please call 416-920-2605 x.332

CLOSING DATE: April 24, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Anishnawbe Health Toronto offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a commitment to your professional development and a supportive workplace environment.

Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal and meet the requirements of the job posting will be given first consideration in the hiring process

Anishnawbe Health Toronto is committed to diversity and values the contribution of its employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who contribute to greater diversity of perspectives.

(If you are invited for an interview and require accommodation, please let us know)

Meegwetch to all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.