Wellness Worker

  • CompanyOneida Nation of the Thames
  • Job TypeHealth
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsMSW, BSW, SSW, Licensed or eligible to be licensed with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline12/01/2023

Job Description

Position: Wellness Worker

Term: Permanent Full-Time

Division: Health/Human Services

Salary: SSW $24 – $28/hour

BSW $27 – $31/hour

MSW $31 – $37/hour

Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., flexible to work some evenings and weekends

Posting Date: November 20, 2023

Closing Date: December 1, 2023 at 4:30p.m.


Reporting to the Community Wellness Coordinator, the Wellness Worker is an important point of contact for individuals and families seeking services from the Human Services Department.

The Wellness Worker offers crisis response counselling, programs and services to clients seeking support for mental health, addictions, and/or concurrent disorders. The Wellness Worker operates within a framework of cultural and western-based counselling approaches.

The Wellness Worker builds rapport with clients, determines the appropriateness of services, conducts evaluation of risk, provides crisis intervention, and assists in building a circle of care for clients.


  1. Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; OR
  2. Diploma in Social Service Worker;
  3. Licensed or eligible to be licensed with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW);
  4. Previous work experience in mental health and addictions, an asset;
  5. Previous work experience in crisis response, an asset;
  6. Certificates in Mental Health and/or Health Promotion or willing to obtain;
  7. Valid First Aid/CPR certification or willing to obtain.


  1. Cover Letter – must address the qualifications outlined;
  2. Resume.


  1. The successful candidate must submit a recent (completed within 6-months) Vulnerable Sector CPIC, at own expense.
  2. The successful candidate must submit a copy of applicable educational qualifications (certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.).

Submit all mandatory documentation to hr.recruitment@oneida.on.ca.

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • All applications will be screened according to the above qualifications, including a full and complete application as requested.
  • Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
  • A registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act, is preferred.
  • Oneida Nation is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources.

To request a full job profile, contact the Human Resources Department at 519-652-3244 ext. 827 or by email hr.recruitment@oneida.on.ca.