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Land Based Treatment Counselor

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Program Description:

The Land Based Treatment Counselor is a unique position that combines the skills of an outdoor experiential learning leader with that of a treatment counselor. Staff in this position will be living and working in outdoor settings with participants and will have a weekly rotational schedule. Staff in this position will be responsible for delivering a wholistic treatment program with a significant focus on Anishinabek culture and the land.

This is a fulltime contract position until March 31, 2022.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Reporting to the Director of Operations
• Responsible for taking direction from the Team Leader and Clinical Director and implementing it within the program.
• Continue to develop and implement model of care
• To deliver a Treatment focused Outdoor Experiential learning program; ensure group safety, teach wilderness skills, solidify course logistics, and maintain focus on the Anishinabek Culture and the therapeutic elements of the program.
• Assist in development of client centered wholistic treatment plans
• Assist with transition of participants to the live in or community aftercare programs
• Assist in implementation of research projects
• Other related duties to support the needs of the organization across all three phases of the program


• Minimum requirement is a diploma in a human service field or in outdoor leadership
• Mental health and addictions training
• Preference given to an Individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with Knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek history, clan systems, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, and ceremonies
• Proven experience with management, program development, research, and outcome measurement
• Experience working in Mental Health and Addictions field
• Experience working with at-risk youth and young adults in a wilderness setting
• WFR or Adv WFA with experience managing backcountry medical issues
• Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
• Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects
• Able to participate in outdoor and athletic programming
• Mature individual who is able to work independently with preference given to individuals living a traditional lifestyle and being on a life-long journey in traditional knowledge



  • Possesses a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle, able to obtain an ‘F’ class Driver’s license with a preference given to those who already hold a class ‘F’ driver’s license
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Must have a relevant Diploma – with a preference for a designation with a regulatory college


Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: August 4, 2021 @ 4:00pm

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application and resume

Complete Applications must be emailed to
Please reference email: Land Based Treatment Counselor – Application
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.