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Mental Health Clinician

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Full-Time • James Bay Coast Region



Position:                     Mental Health Clinician
Site:                             Attawapiskat
Division:                     Community Mental Health and Addictions
Reports to:                 Manager of Mental Health & Addictions

Status:                         Permanent Full Time

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the key role of Mental Health Clinician.

 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

Significant experience in working with First Nations Peoples

Superior verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated experience in working with mental health and/or addictions issues and concerns

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Strong organizational skills and time management skills

Key Responsibilities

Provide mental health and addictions support to clients

Case management  

Conduct assessment using various screening instruments for the purpose of developing treatment plans

Develop treatment plans in consultation with clients that reflect their individual needs

Implement and following through with treatment plans based upon client needs

Open communication with manager and co-workers

 Documentation, electronic and otherwise

Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Social Service Work or related field Required

Registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Experience working front line mental health, 3-5 yrs.

Experience working in a unionized environment

Experience in working with culturally diverse clientele


Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP)

Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation

Being part of a strong and cohesive multidisciplinary team

Northern allowance, travel benefits and free housing


How to apply:

 The successful candidate must provide a valid Criminal Record Check within a specified time frame

Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2023-036 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 Human Resources team by email above

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: 2023-04-22

Contact Information

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Phone: 17056584544
Fax: 7056584917

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