There are 2 positions - one permanent and one 1 year term.

About Us

St.Amant supports over 2,200 people in Manitoba with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury. We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of supports for adults, children and their families. Our over 2,000 staff follow a person centred approach and adapt to the needs of each person and each family. St.Amant is guided by its core values of Collaboration, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect.

St.Amant’s core values reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. St.Amant maintains ongoing commitment to recruiting a diverse and talented workforce which is paramount to supporting the community we serve. Reporting to the Manager, Social Work and Counselling and consistent with the Mission, Values and policies of St.Amant, the Counsellor is a critical role in ensuring the success of St.Amant business and operations.

Position Summary and Scope of Service:

Jordan’s Principle is a child first and needs based principle that applies equally to all First Nations children residing on and off reserve. It ensures there is no denial or delay for First Nations Children in receiving essential public services that are available to all other children. St.Amant embraces the goal of Jordan’s Principle to ensure that all children with disabilities have access to the health and social services they need in their community. We are currently recruiting a Counsellor to support this initiative.

This position is based in Winnipeg with regular travel by car, plane or boat to indigenous communities throughout Manitoba. Counsellors working with the Jordan’s Principle program are required to travel to various locations across Manitoba. Some of these locations are in remote communities. If staying overnight in a remote community is required, Clinicians would be eligible for travel incentives.

Working as part of a team, the Counsellor works within a family-centered practice to strengthen resiliency and support an individual or a family by providing a safe, confidential and encouraging environment to empower decision-making and to overcome challenging situations. The Counsellor actively supports all program initiatives designed to strengthen services and program integrity. The Counsellor is responsible for evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of interventions to ensure outcomes that are positive and beneficial to families.



  • Masters obtained in counselling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy or related discipline from a recognized university
  • Current registration in good standing with an appropriate licensing body required


  • Previous counselling experience, including individual work with children and adults
  • Some of the travel may include remote communities in Manitoba where travel by small plane and/or boat may be required in addition to overnight stays inn or around a respective community
  • Extensive knowledge and the application of practice of individual and family/group dynamics
  • An understanding of First Nations peoples and multicultural group issues, customs, cultures, trauma issues and cultural oppression would be an asset
  • Knowledge of community resources and how to make use of them


  • Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and a vehicle is a necessity for community based programs
  • Ability to deal with different social and cultural populations
  • Positive, energetic, self directed and client focused

    The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not considered to be a complete statement of duties and responsibilities. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this role.

    This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. We encourage Indigenous applicants to self-declare in their attached cover letter.

    St.Amant is a bilingual organization. Proficiency in both official languages (French/English) would be considered an asset.

    As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check, adult abuse registry check, child abuse registry check and prior contact check.

    As a Condition of Employment, new hires must complete a series of Occupational Health checks. This includes the requirement to confirm immunization or immunity of specific communicable diseases. Successful applicants will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.

    St.Amant supports equitable employment practices and promotes an inclusive workforce representative of the people we support including diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Applicants can request reasonable accommodations in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.