Case Manager

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle - Barrie, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Case Manager / Facilitator – Mental Health & Addictions Program

Location: Barrie, Orillia, Midland – (home office to be determined)

Supervisor: Executive Director, Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team

Term: Full-time, permanent

Salary: 70,000. - 73,300

Closing Date: December 12, 2019


Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin is an Interprofessional Primary Care Team providing traditional healing, primary care, wellness and health promotion services to Indigenous community members in the North Simcoe Muskoka region. This is a regional position that will work with Indigenous community members, and Indigenous / non-Indigenous service providers to strengthen access to intervention and after-care services to improve outcomes in mental health and addiction. A primary focus of this work will be the regional expansion of The Red Road to Recovery Program, which is an Indigenous wholistic approach to healing and self-wellness that helps to address the physical, emotional, psychological (mental) and spiritual aspects of addiction recovery. A benefit and pension plan is included in this employment offer.

Note: Given the traditional practices of Indigenous People, from time to time exposure to the burning of sacred medicines: tobacco, sweetgrass, cedar or sage may occur within the working setting.


Support Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin in providing access to Mental Health and/or Addictions supports that are culturally congruent.
Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship between Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin and Indigenous partner communities to ensure effective service delivery to patients, clients and community members
Respond to community needs and deliver the Red Road program within the North Simcoe Muskoka Region, including First Nation partners
Ensure the integrity of the Red Road Program by adhering to the 12 principles and key concepts, including coordinating healing activities for each session.
Create and maintain long-lasting working relationship with community service organizations to improve access to services for Indigenous community members (i.e., RAAM clinics, hospitals, CMHA, etc.)
Support the implementation of the regional Indigenous Opioid Strategy, by working collaboratively with regional partners
Maintain monthly statistics and report on results including the ability to analyze outcomes


Ability to guide and support Indigenous people in their desires and efforts to embrace a healthy way of life and traditional healing methods.
Ability to take direction and to work within the policies & procedures, guidelines, vision, mission, and core values of Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team.
Ability to self-manage, work within a team-based environment and maintain personal wellness.
Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal skills and use of electronic health records.


Minimum post-secondary education; preference in area of Indigenous Studies or diploma related to Mental Health and/or Addictions with a minimum 5 years’ experience in Cultural programming and mental health and addictions
A combination of skills, education and life learning specific to cultural knowledge may be considered.
Experience in facilitation and delivering community-based mental health/addiction services
An authentic understanding, practice and ability to share Indigenous history, culture, traditions, ceremonies and values.
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies Indigenous core values of respect & kindness


Work is typically performed in clinic, office and community settings.
Regular travel to meetings and communities, will be required.
Reliable Vehicle – Regional Travel Required
Regular overtime work may be required from time to time.
Low to moderate exposure to noise in the work environment.
Regular exposure to a moderate level of tension and anxiety due to deadlines, competing political pressures, and the competing needs and demands for limited resources.

Conditions for Employment

All employees of BANAC are required to submit a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector. All employees are to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations and all occupational health and safety policies and procedures. A Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of own insured vehicle is required. Valid CPR and AED Certificates are required. Due to the nature of this position working some evening and flexible hours is required.

Please send cover letter and resume including 3 reference contacts

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Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hiring of Indigenous People will be given preference, as allowed under Section 24 of the

Ontario Human Rights Code – Special Programs

DISCLAIMER: This job posting indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.