Community Wellness Worker

  • CompanyChippewa of the Thames First Nation - Chippewa Health Centre
  • Education / CredentialsDegree in Social Work or diploma in Social Service Work
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline09/08/2021

Job Description

322 Chippewa Road
Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0
Ph: (519) 289-5641 Fax: (519) 289-2378

3rd Posting

Chippewa of the Thames First Nation is accepting applications for the position of:

Community Wellness Worker

Supervisor: Health Director
Terms: Full-time permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Based on qualifications and experience
Department: Health Centre
Start Date: Immediate
Posting Date: August 18th, 2021
Closing Date: September 8th , 2021 at 4:00 p.m., late submissions will not be accepted

Summary: The successful applicant will have the ability to perform numerous duties in a complex
multidisciplinary team setting as it pertains to the health and wellness of the Chippewa of the
Thames First Nation Community. The Community Wellness Worker is responsible for counseling
individuals and for creating and running programming/groups as required. Holistic World View
(Cultural Practices) will be employed into all levels of work.


  • Degree in Social Work or diploma in Social Service Work or equivalent including graduation from an accredited University/ College;
  • Masters of Social Work an asset;
  • Registration (in good standing) with the College of Social Work and Social Service Workers in the province of Ontario;
  • Certification in art and play therapies an asset;
  • Working knowledge and proven experience of counseling techniques including: systems theory, relational therapy, bio-psycho-social model, existing theory on addiction and treatment;
  • Two years’ work experience with Mental illness including categories as determined with the DSMIV, psychodynamic theory and trauma counseling;
  • Two years’ experience working with children using a variety of therapies and counseling;
  • Trained to administer the Admission and Discharge Criteria for addictions assessment and referrals in the province of Ontario is an asset;
  • Experience with client intake procedures, ongoing client charting, case histories and discharge
  • Valid driver’s license, driver’s abstract, proof of insurance and reliable vehicle, travel is required;
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate; WHMIS; Mental Health First Aid; Safety Talk; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training; Cultural Diversity Training; Safe Food Handling; Privacy Training;

*The successful candidate will be required to submit a clear Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
(Level 3) as a condition of employment.

Hiring of Indigenous people will be given preference, please identify.

Interested Applicants, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Three work related references,
photocopies of education documents to:

Briar Banks, Human Resources Manager,
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, 320 Chippewa Road
Muncey, Ontario N0L 1Y0

NOTE: We thank all candidates for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process