Closing on: Jul 12, 2024
Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time Permanent Shift Work
Location: Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

Mistahey Musqua Treatment Centre (MMTC) Counsellor

Employment Opportunity


MLTC was created by nine First Nations located in north-west Saskatchewan who have constitutionally recognized aboriginal rights and Treaty Rights under Treaties #6, #8 and #10.   The primary purpose of MLTC is to serve those First Nations in their aspirations for cultural, economic and political autonomy.  As a private sector employer engaged primarily in promoting and serving the interests of the member First Nations, MLTC asserts its right to provide preferential treatment to First Nations people, giving them priority in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, and this can extend to measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations people.

  • This competition is open to all applicants; and
  • Preference will be given to First Nation or other Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge and skills to meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position


The Meadow Lake Tribal Council is seeking a compassionate, energetic, motivated individual to fill the full time, permanent position of Counsellor located at the Mistahey Musqua Treatment Centre in Loon Lake, SK. Under the direction of the MMTC Manager, the Counselor assesses client needs and supports required, i.e., crisis and distress counseling; client case management; and develop/implement client programs. You must be able to work a 12 hour shift during the day, night, and/or weekends.


The philosophy of the Mistahey Musqua Treatment Centre is to promote a healthy addiction free lifestyle and to enhance the well-being of our First Nation communities through providing holistic (physical, emotional, mental & spiritual) counselling services in the area of prevention, treatment and aftercare.



  • Provide one on one counselling to clients; document all counselling sessions.
  • Ensure proper care of clients; develop safe plans, follow-up, and after care plans.
  • Record and file appropriate information into client files.
  • Facilitate group lectures and discussions.
  • Ensure the clients safety, and security of the building.
  • Ensure all the Treatment Centre guidelines and regulations are adhered to.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the MMTC Manager.




  • Basic knowledge of case-work/counselling.
  • Demonstrated experience in treatment center counseling programs.
  • Willingness to obtain certification as an Addictions Counsellor from one of the recognized Canadian Certification bodies. (Training may be provided on site)


  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in an Indigenous addiction treatment setting.
  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in the social or behavioral sciences (human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or relevant field).


  • Knowledge of and willingness to actively support traditional healing practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the links between alcohol/addictions treatment and health issues at the First Nation community level.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions, and values with the ability to speak Cree or Dene would be a considerable asset.
  • Must lead a life of sobriety and one free of addictions.
  • CPR & First Aid Training.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.


All interested applicants are invited to submit: a letter of application, resume stating qualifications and experience, copies of credentials, current satisfactory RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check inclusive of the Vulnerable Sector Check), copy of valid driver’s licence, and a list of three (3) current professional supervisory references to:


Human Resources Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve


E-mail:  [email protected]

Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-3509


For more information, please contact Sandra Millar, MMTC Manager at (306) 837-2184 or (306) 236-5817. Also, please visit our website at


Deadline:     Friday, July 12, 2024


MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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