Community Outreach Worker

Deadline Date: May 23, 2019 4:30pm

The Biidaaban Healing Lodge is a 12-bed residential treatment program located on Biigtigong Nishnaabeg formerly known as Pic River First Nation, which is approximately 25 kilometers from Marathon, ON. We are mandated to provide quality treatment to all Aboriginal and Metis people residing in the Robinson Superior area. We provide treatment for unresolved trauma stemming from sexual abuse, family violence, adult children of trauma, grief and abandonment and anger solutions.

Posting Date:
Heron Bay
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Working as a team member within the Healing Lodge and in conjunction with First Nation's communities in the area, and under the direction of the Execuive Director, the Communtiy Outreach Workers are responsible for:                                                                                                                   

  • To design and deliver educational programs that exemplify prevention, promotion and aftercare services and deliver them at community level
  • To develop an effective evaluation tool that assesses the needs of our First Nation communities and to define strategies that will meet the needs identified through community needs assessments
  • To deliver mobile treatment and training units to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities within the Robinson Superior area in the areas of Mental Health First Aid First Nations, lateral violence, grief and loss and trauma recovery
  • To identify promotional strategies aimed at publicizing the Biidaaban Healing Lodge programs at community level
  • To deliver non-residential programs in conjunction with Biidaaban Healing Lodge staff as needed and required
  • A job description is available upon request.


  • A college degree in Social Work; Psychology or a related field of study with three to five years counselling experience, preferably in a treatment setting with the ability to do individual and group therapy ( A combination of education and work experience will be considered.)
  • Experience working with First Nations individuals, families and communities, and a working knowledge of healing and recovery from a Native perspective.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with strong communication skills, a working knowledge of computer programs to develop pamphlets, posters and other promotional items
  • An understanding of the issues that impact First Nation communities and the Anishinaabek way of life
    Misc.:Salary: Wages will be negotiated commensurate with experienceClosing Date/Apply by:May 23, 2019 4:30pmHow To Apply:Interested people are invited to submit resumes, complete with three work related references by 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019, to Simone Desmoulin, Executive Director at the address listed below or by email at, applications may also be faxed in to 807-229-0308

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Simone Desmoulin
Position Title:
Executive Director
Company Name:
Biidaaban Healing Lodge
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