Posting Date: April 3, 2024
Deadline: until filled
Job Location: Nelson House, Manitoba
Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent Position (1)
COMPETTION NO.: 2024-04-003
POSITION: Assistant Cook
SALARY RANGE: ** Currently under review. Negotiable, Pending Qualifications & Experience
WORKING HOURS: Shift work, including some evenings, weekends, holidays & on-call.

The Assistant Cook is a valuable member of kitchen and helps the Head Cook to provide an adequate service of food based on nutritional and dietary needs of clients recovering from substance abuse. The Assistant Cook will help in the food preparation, cooking and serving of nutritious meals, maintaining inventory of food and kitchen supplies, and cleaning up the kitchen and dining room throughout the day.

*For a complete job description, inquire within.



Nelson House Medicine Lodge General Info

The Nelson House Medicine Lodge is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors proudly located in northern Manitoba’s Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation centered in Nelson House, about 800 kilometers north of Winnipeg and 80 kilometers west of Thompson. We offer a residential, non-medical, 8-week, drug and alcohol treatment program that encompasses both indigenous and western world views guided by our experienced and dedicated counsellors and traditional and cultural spiritual healers. Our Vision is to provide safe, credible client-centred care with a focus on balance, collaboration, and inclusion. And our mission is Ithinimithwayawin – reconnecting people to wellness.

The Nelson House Medicine Lodge works with adults with high levels of mental health and substance use disorders and have been exposed to significant acute or chronic trauma. Staff shall be aware of the inherent risks of working with this at-risk population we serve as well as other risks that may occur with new admissions.

It is important to have an understanding of substance abuse and the recovery process and knowledge or understanding of indigenous culture, speaking Cree and/or other indigenous language fluently, is desired.

We are actively seeking compassionate, self-motivated, dependable, and hardworking individuals with strong work ethics, with an ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team with excellent communication skills and basic knowledge of computers, Microsoft programs and general office equipment.

All applicants must provide a recent Criminal Record / Vulnerable Persons, Adult Abuse Registry checks before hire date.

Preference will be given to those that hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license, minimum (Class 4 license is an asset) or willing to obtain within three (3) months of hire.

BENEFITS: After a successful 3-month probationary period, employees are eligible for:

  • the NHML’s comprehensive benefits package that includes dental and vision care, disability insurance and life insurance.
  • Two-bedroom units available for rent on NHML property.
  • Access to rides in a commuter vehicle for those who reside in Thompson.
  • Moving allowance for those relocating to Nelson House, if applicable.
  • Opportunities for training in your field of work and
  • Participating and engaging in Indigenous practices that aid in the healing of program participants.



This position is considered safety-sensitive position involving direct contact with residential clients and therefore we must encourage that you be an abstainer from any mood-altering drugs and alcohol and cannabis for a up to a minimum of one year.

Send cover letter (or request an application form), resume, Adult Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Checks to:
Leanne Grenier, HR Coordinator, Nelson House Medicine Lodge
Phone (204) 484-2256
Cell (204) 307-8334
Email: [email protected]

We thank all those that apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.