Online Only Child & Youth Indigenous Mental Health Counsellor - De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

Nov 21, 2020
Hamilton, Ontario

Contract Ends March 31, 2021 – Possibility of Extension until March 2024

Reports to the Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead

Full Time Salary Range:  $50,000 - $55,000                                          



The Child & Youth Mental Health Counsellor  promotes the mental health and well being of clients ages 6-24 of DAHAC. The CYC conducts individual counselling services for clients. This role is responsible for, developing, implementing and coordinating support services. This role provides mental health counselling, assessment, treatment and education to children & youth  as well as multi-modality treatment using clinical, alternative complimentary and integrative energy health practices. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability                                                    

  • Knowledge and ability to integrate wholistic, strength and evidence based practice into the planning and evaluation of client and program intervention from a trauma informed lens
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, customs and traditions.
  • Knowledge of history of colonization and intergenerational traumas impacting the health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Knowledge of mental health and addictions counselling models, techniques, modalities and approaches.
  • Knowledge of tools, systems and databases used in client services delivery and case management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pathways of care for various mental health and addictions issues.
  • Possess self-awareness and engages in self-care techniques.
  • Possess excellent time management, organization, and communication skills



  • Post secondary degree in social work, psychology, &/or concurrent disorders or related field – Master’s Degree Preferred - CYW Diploma will be considered


In addition to requirements for the position, the ideal candidate would also possess some of the following qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience working with individuals with complex needs
  • Experience working with and extensive knowledge of Indigenous Peoples language, culture, customs and traditions.


Our Mission:

Improving the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals, families and communities through wholistic Indigenous, Traditional and Western health care.



Please submit your resume and cover letter to:


Attention: Human Resources

Aboriginal Health Centre

678 Main Street East

Hamilton ON  L8M 1K2


Nya:weh / Miigwetch to all applicants

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Deadline to Apply:

Open until Filled

Please note that ONLY complete applications with cover letter will be considered.

Preference is given to candidates of Indigenous Descent.


De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre has developed a compensation philosophy that will allow the organization to retain, motivate and develop talented people who share our values and contribute to our success.

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