Website Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Organization:         Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor
Job Title:                Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Worker

Particulars:            40 Hours per week

Location:                2929 Howard Ave., Windsor, ON N8X 4W4


Job Purpose:

To ensure the goals, objectives and over all policy of the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program are met. To further develop the progress of the healing and wellness needs of the indigenous community are addressed by implementing the Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level. The program aims to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, highlight and facilitate culture based programming, healing and overall wellness


  • Relevant Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Social/Human Services, Indigenous Studies and/or related training and minimum of 2 years work experience



  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with Indigenous communities with knowledge of traditional and cultural teachings
  • Experience in program development, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience in case management, case conferencing and compiling statistics
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, as well as presentation, human relations and communication skills
  • Able to work flexible schedule, including extended hours or weekends as required
  • Must have a valid Ontario Drivers’ License or access to an insured vehicle for client transportation and able to travel



  • To promote healthy lifestyles within the Indigenous community
  • To work collaboratively with Indigenous women and families
  • To help Indigenous women and families dealing with domestic violence issues
  • To complete an intake, assessment and referral services necessary to support the client throughout the recovery process
  • Assist clients with applications for counselling and treatment services
  • To develop, maintain positive working relationships with other Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre programs and program workers
  • To create working relationships and liaise with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community agencies, programs and services in the surrounding area
  • To promote addiction free lifestyles through education and information sessions, presentations, flyers, brochures to organizations/agencies as well as through sponsoring of community events and activities
  • To maintain an up-to-date and confidential client records keeping system and database
  • Provide one-on-one peer support as needed.
  • Participate with program initiatives, and reporting requirements as directed and adopted by the program management policy
  • Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time i.e. newsletter submission, CAIFC events coordination and planning, attend staff meetings




Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

2929 Howard., Windsor, ON.  N8X 4W4



We thank all applicants, however only those that pass the initial screening process will be contacted for an interview.  Successful candidate must provide Vulnerable Sector Check prior to employment.


CAIFC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applications.  CAIFC is dedicated to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Please let us know, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate.