The Nenqayni Wellness Centre (www.nenqayni.com) is a residential alcohol and drug treatment centre, funded by First Nations Health Authority, providing holistic healing to First Nations and Inuit youth, families and communities in a safe and secure environment. Our Mobile Treatment Program extends therapeutic services to communities in our area. We are located approximately twenty one kilometers north of Williams Lake on a secluded section (the old ski hill) of the Soda Creek Reserve.

Nenqayni welcomes unsolicited applications or enquires regarding employment and career opportunities, particularly from recent graduates of relevant post secondary education (see requirements below).

Our clinical staff positions include three levels of counseling staff – from entry level coaching positions to senior counselors delivering the treatment program, including one-on-one and group therapy and confidential file management.

Our support staff positions include administration, accounting, maintenance, custodial and nutrition services.

Contact information:
Address P.O. Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2
Ph: (250) 989-0301
Fax: (250) 989-0307
Email: sduffy@nenqayni.com

Job Opportunities

Watch this space for employment opportunity postings!

 Summer Student Opportunities

We have 2 positions available – depending on area of need or resumes received we will hire 2 after interviewing. References are required.

Coach – work directly with clinical team, have some education or experience working with persons who have addictions issues. Be able to do recreation, cultural activities and monitor those in program. Monday – Friday 8am -4pm.

Cook Assistant – work in kitchen to serve lunch/dinner, shift work 7:30-3:30, 8-4 or 11-7 Monday through Friday. Preparation of snacks, kitchen clean -up, use of various food preparation equipment, dish washing.

Maintenance – grounds maintenance, lawn mowing, painting, assisting maintenance workers in daily routine of inspection, watering plants.

Note all summer students must have a status number to qualify and must be returning to school. Possible start date is July 15, date may be subject to change.

Interested applicants must send resume, a cover letter and three(3) references to Nenqayni Wellness Centre, PO Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4P2 or by fax: 250-989-0307 or email sduffy@nenqayni.com

Clinical Services Director – Full Time

Are you skilled and passionate in your clinical support capacity and professional while guiding a team? Then Nenqayni Wellness Centre wants you!

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic individual who can incorporate holistic practice and is ready to be part of transformational healing in an addictions setting.

The Clinical Services Director will be responsible for overseeing the counselling team and providing individual counselling and assessment. It would be an asset to have: cultural skills and teachings, knowledge of First Nation’s culture and history. Requirement to be dedicated to your own personal growth and well-being.

Applicants must have:

·         Master’s degree in counselling, social work or related field

·         5 Years counselling experience working in addictions

·         5 Years of supervisory experience with strong communication skills

·         Ability to lead case management

·         Ability to work in crisis/and or pressure situations

·         Knowledge of residential school/Indian Day school impact

·         Knowledge of intergenerational trauma

·         Tools such as Medicine Wheel teachings

·         Cultural Safety Training* or willing to obtain

·         Reliable vehicle with Class 5 Drivers Licence

Required as soon as possible   Preference given to applicants of First Nation descent



Counsellor – Mobile Treatment & Family Full Time

 – work as part of a team hours possible are Monday – Friday with travel to communities.

Do you love to work with people where they are at? Are you inspired by their potential, and do you enjoy a challenge? We want you to join our dynamic team, in a job that offers great benefits. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate and committed to holistic healing and qualified to provide experienced counselling.

Applicants must have: 

  • counselling qualifications and experience
  • strong communication skills
  • ability to participate in and lead case management
  • group workshop facilitation skills
  • crisis prevention intervention training
  • cultural safety training
  • willing to participate in hands on cultural activities
  • Mental health awareness
  • reliable vehicle with class r Drivers Licence and willing to obtain class 4 within 3 months

Required as soon as possible. Must provide cover letter, resume and 3 references.




Resumes may be submitted at anytime for various positions (on call cook, custodian, maintenance, coach etc, they are kept on file for a limited time only. When submitting a resume the following is required:

Cover letter, resume and 3 references. Mail to –  Nenqayni Wellness Centre, attention Sharon Duffy- , PO Box 2529 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2, fax: 250-989-0307 or by email to sduffy@nenqayni.com

Providing Information

Intake Coordinators travel to workshops and special events to share information on Nenqayni Wellness Centre.

If you have an event planned that you would like us to attend please let us know. We appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice for booking arrangements.

Please see our Contact Profiles page to book with an Intake Coordinator.

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