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Intake Worker

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Full-Time • James Bay Coast Region



Position:                 Intake Worker
Site:                        Moosonee, Ontario
Division:                 Community Mental Health & Addictions
Reports to:             Manager of Community Mental Health

Status:                     Permanent Full-Time


The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Intake Worker.


The Organization

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Constance Lake. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.


Position Profile Requirements:

Knowledge of the Mental Health and Addictions Legislations

Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills

Strong teamwork and communication skills

Motivated professional who can work with minimal supervision

Strong knowledge of practice and regulations


Key Responsibilities:

Provide culturally appropriate mental health services to the population within WAHA’s catchment area

Work within a multidisciplinary team to advance objectives of the organization

Process internal, external, walk-in and self-referrals as appropriate for the region and facilitate seamless access to the most appropriate services

Perform triage and screening referrals received for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program (OSP)

Knowledge of screening tools (e.g., PHQ-9, GAD-7 and others)



Bachelor’s Degree, diploma or certificate in Social Work or the counselling field or related experience

Direct service experience in health, mental health, social service counselling

Three (3) years’ recent related experience in clinical counselling and an understanding in traditional healing

Knowledge in mental health assessment, crisis intervention, serious and persistent mental health illnesses such as affective disorders, depression, anxiety and DSM IV, legislative acts and community process

Knowledge with First Nations issues such as colonization, residential school impacts, etc.

Reliable and cooperative, effective interpersonal relationships

Ability to communicate in the local Cree language is an asset



Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP) and health and welfare benefits

Travel and Northern allowance benefits

Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation

Being part of a strong and cohesive multidisciplinary team


How to apply:

The successful candidate must provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen Check within a specified time frame.

Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2023-075 to:

Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

P.O. Box 664

Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0


Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917

For more information contact the HR team by email above

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired

Internal applicants who meet the qualification and experience requirements and are in good standing with the organization’s attendance management policy are strongly encouraged to apply

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada


Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is an inclusive employer. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  

Job Expires: 2023-07-24

Contact Information

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Phone: 17056584544
Fax: 7056584917

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