Healing Lodge Director | ID: 070 APPLY NOW

London, ON
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
Full-Time Permanent

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking an inspirational and empathetic leader to fill the role of Healing Lodge Director. As the Healing Lodge Director, you will provide the overall direction and administration of a land-based healing program, while ensuring high quality, client-centered services. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Southwest Healing Lodge Director implements strategic plans within approved budgetary guidelines, legislative requirements, regulations, policies, procedures and mission of the organization. Using experience and effective management skills, the Southwest Healing Lodge Director is an innovative strategic thinker with the ability to creatively design plans for new, improved services and programs for the organization. As Atlohsa continues to rapidly grow and expand, a willingness to be flexible and accommodate ongoing change is necessary.

Role and Responsibility

The Healing Lodge Director will create, implement, and oversee both short and long-term operational plans for the Lodge. The successful applicant will work closely with the management team to develop strategic objectives that are tailored to achieving the program objectives, including the development and maintenance of the relationship with host community and other partner stakeholders. The Healing Lodge Director will provide direction on program related activities, manage methodologies, processes, and best practices, develop budgets, and oversee the performance, training and coaching of new and existing Lodge staff. The Healing Lodge Director will facilitate conflict resolution and complaint procedure regarding employees and community members. This position will prepare and present an Annual Report, maintain all necessary reporting to funders and any other reporting deemed necessary.


  • Masters in social work and/or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a senior management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge, awareness and understanding of the creation stories, cultures, languages,histories, and healing practices of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Lenape people
  • Knowledge of the First Nation Mental Wellness Continuum Framework
  • Knowledge of the Native Wellness Assessment as developed by Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
  • Abstinence from substance use for 3+ years
  • Understanding of addictions and substance use as it pertains to treatment and healing
  • Comprehensive understanding of program implementation and evaluation
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact withothers in a respectful manner
  • Demonstrated experience in working with First Nations Communities/committees, working groups, Chiefsand Councils and Boards of Directors considered an asset
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, First Aid/CPR, and Current Vulnerable Sector Check


Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications

Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.

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