• Part Time
  • St. Catharines
  • This position has been filled

Website de dwa da dehs nye>s - Aboriginal Health Centre


De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre’s Mental Health & Addictions Program is seeking a  part-time Mental Health and Addictions Counselor  in Niagara. The successful candidate will provide one-on-one mental health and addiction counseling services to individual’s age 16+. The MHA counselor will provide a counseling that is rooted in culture, holistic, trauma-informed, and strengths based.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

·         Have knowledge of Historical Trauma and Intergenerational trauma of Indigenous Peoples.

·         Experience working with and extensive knowledge of Indigenous Peoples language, culture, customs, and traditions

·         Knowledge of  harm reduction strategies, referrals to detox, treatment planning, wellness and recovery planning, relapse prevention, anxiety, and depression, coping skills and techniques

·         Ability to effectively manage disruptive behavior and de-escalation in crisis situations.

·         Experience working with and addressing addictions, concurrent disorders, and active substance users

·         Knowledge and ability to integrate wholistic based and evidence-based practice into the planning and evaluation of client and program intervention from a trauma informed lens.

·         Ability to complete intakes, provide clinical assessments and interventions as needed, develop treatment plans, referrals, and discharge.

·         Consult with and provide information to DAHC staff regarding clients and assist with the development of care plans for complex clients.

·         Participate in case conferences for client plans of care with external agencies and services where appropriate.

·         Maintain clinical records and data compilation utilizing the electronic medical record according to requirements of the DAHC.

·         Respect the rights, dignity, and feelings of others to create a safe and respectful work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and violence.

·         Established self-care routine and supports.

·         Other duties may be assigned by team lead &/or management.


•      Undergraduate and/or Master degree in Social Work, Mental Health & Addictions,

Psychology or Sociology, from a recognized university preferred.  College Diploma and related experience will be considered

•       2-5+ years experience working with individuals with complex needs

•       Ability to register with a regulatory body – i.e. OCSWSSW or CRPO


•       Must provide proof of full vaccination or request medical/religious/creed exemption prior to start date.

Please apply with resume and cover letter to: humanresources@dahac.ca