Resident Counsellor Relief Worker

Deadline Date: Aug 30, 2020

Beendigen is currently seeking 5 Resident Counsellor Relief Workers!!!!!  Come start your career with us!

The Resident Counsellor Relief Workers is responsible for the provision of crisis intervention and support services to women and dependents living in a residential setting. These services and programs are offered within the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.  Hours of work can be from 0-40 per week.  Weekend and Statutory Holiday availability is required.  Beendigen is a unionized environment.

We believe every woman and child deserves to live in a safe home free from violence. We believe given the opportunity along with learning and healing, women can rise above the abuse that is so oppressive.We assist women to gain a strong foundation, based on the Medicine Wheel Teachings and core social work values, to enable them to move ahead in a positive manner.

Posting Date:
July 8, 2020
Thunder Bay
103-100 Anemki Drive
Start Date:
July 2020
Relief-weekend/stat holiday availability required
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

To provide a safe, nonjudgmental and empowering environment to victims of violence.

To notify Crisis Home Supervisor of any unusual cases, irregularities, accidents, illnesses or repairs.

To answer the telephone and/or Crisis Line, respond with empathy and provide crisis intervention when necessary.

To maintain all standards of health and safety for the protection of residents and staff.

To complete the admission of residents into the Crisis Home including all program documentation.

To correctly enter and maintain information in the Crisis Home database.

To maintain a case plan for each resident and follow through on the completion of their plan.

To facilitate resident programming.To provide written program information and documentation as required by the Crisis Home Supervisor or Executive Director.

To work with residents to maintain a neat and sanitary environment at all times.

General housekeeping duties, this may include laundry, dusting, disinfecting and preparing bedrooms.

To prepare/cook meals for the residents in the Crisis Home when the Cook/Cook Relief is unable to do so.To assist or provide child care as needed. 

To work from a wholistic perspective, utilizing the teachings of the medicine wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.

To utilize Elders for teachings, healing and guidance.

To take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of Beendigen’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.

To be prepared to work in conjunction with the philosophy and mandate of the Organization.

To participate as a team member in achieving the goals and objectives of the Organization.

To constructively participate in all team meetings, seminars and staff training sessions as required.

To follow confidential handling of resident information as dictated by Privacy Legislation.

To ensure Health and Safety compliance in the workplace by following policies, procedures and best practices and reporting any unsafe environments.

To perform other related duties as assigned by the Crisis Home Supervisor/On-call.

To adhere to all policies, procedures and ensure adherence to program Best Practices.

To preserve confidentiality of all residents, clients, staff, students, volunteers and agency information.

To represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

The above statements are the general functions of the position, and should not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may pertain to the job.



Social Services Diploma or comparable diploma with relevant experience.

Demonstrated experience providing services to Anishinabe women and children.

Knowledge of Anishinabe culture, tradition, language and Anishinabe community.

Demonstrated commitment to the Violence Against Women sector.


Ability to speak an indigenous language

Experience working for an indigenous organization

Closing Date/Apply by:
Aug 30, 2020
How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume through Beendigen's website at

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Kathleen Sawdo
Position Title:
Human Resources Manager
Company Name:
103-100 Anemki Drive
Fort William First Nation
Postal Code:
8076221121 ext207
Web Address: