The AKRC requires the services of a Mental Health and Addictions Worker (term- position). The MHA Worker’s role will be to access treatment for students with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include coordination of individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy,  prevention, and education. Ensure data of children and their needs are addressed by working directly with Education Steering Committee representatives.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  •  Engagement with students
  • Group counselling sessions and guidance services for High School students
  • Student risk assessments and success plans
  • Liaison with parents/guardians, professional staff, and other agencies
  • Monthly reports
  • Conducting client’s pre-certification to ensure coverage for appointments and professional services.
  • Running daily reports effectively and efficiently to confirm that all students are accurately scheduled.
  • Using multiple programs such as MS WORD, ZOOM, and EXCEL for the documentation of sensitive information.
  • Assist in developing a scheduling strategy for AKRC.
  • Exercising or carrying out a variety of admin duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of all information held on the scheduling system and related intranet applications.
  • Encourage positive role modelling, behavior designed to instill pride, self-esteem and cultural identify for Anishinaabe students.
  • Other duties as assigned by the AKRC’s Education Advisor.


  • Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Education, or an Indigenous Education program diploma.
  • Other diploma programs will be considered if a candidate is willing to begin a teaching program.
  • Experience or knowledge of best practices in Youth Counselling.
  • Primary, Junior and/or Intermediate qualifications would be an asset.
  • Special Education qualifications would be an asset.
  • Membership in the Ontario College of Teachers would be an asset.
  • Excellent management, planning and organizational skills are required.
  • A clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Anishinaabemowin proficiency is a highly valued asset.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to drive on winter ice roads to access remote communities.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
  • Must provide proof of two COVID vaccinations.
  • A pleasure boat operator license would be an asset but not required.
Job Closing:Open Until Filled.
Duration & Type of Position:1 Year Full Time
Reports To:Education Advisor

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