The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is currently seeking Child and Youth Workers. The Youth Residential Services Center is a step-down service for Treaty 3 area member youth who are experiencing a psychiatric and/or substance abuse related crisis, and who have received acute stabilization at a medical facility. This center will provide on-going assessment and observation, crisis intervention, and wrap around Bi-Cultural services aimed at long-term healing and recovery. We require an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible individuals with exceptional team work and organization skills. Experience is a plus but we are willing to train.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide cultural treatment, support and guidance to program youth who are experiencing emotional and /or behavioral difficulties which impact their ability to function.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans and interventions for the youth in collaboration with program manager, consultants, staff members, teachers and parents/guardians.
  • Develop and implements therapeutic life skills programs designed for the youth.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff sharing the physical location out of which the Residential Youth Program operates.
  • Facilitate access to Anishinaabe knowledge, traditions and cultural beliefs in the healing process when appropriate.
  • Directly support youth and families to connect with Traditional Knowledge Keepers, Healers, and Elders for the purposes of accessing Ceremony, or any other cultural engagements.
  • Network, and develop partnerships with community resources both in KCA member First Nations, and local urban centers such as Kenora.


  • University Degree or College Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (Psychology, Social Work/Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker), or the equivalent combination of Lived and/or proven Work Experience.
  • Proven experience providing both individual and group counseling to youth populations is a position requirement.
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: interpersonal, computer, organization, networking, presentation and communication (written & oral).
  • Experience responding to crisis and post-crisis situation.
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe Culture and language an asset.

Additional Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel when required
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search

Ways to Apply

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    Human Resource Department
    Kenora Chiefs Advisory
    P.O. Box 349
    240 Veterans Drive
    3rd Floor
    Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
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