Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority – Developmental Services


This message is for any unmatched applicants who are looking for a unique and incredible training opportunity for their internship / residency year!

Interns with experience and training working with Children and Adolescents within a Clinical or School Graduate Clinical Training program are welcome to apply for Phase 2


Unique opportunity to build relationships with Indigenous Communities as these residency positions work with Indigenous Youth only.

Opportunities to receive formal training in the ADOS-2

These 2 positions come with housing provided (at no cost to you, the resident) - due to limited to no vacancy rates for housing in the community: The average cost of rent for a year is at minimum 12,000 dollars that will stay in YOUR pocket. 

These 2 positions come with a travel stipend which is provided to mitigate the added expenses of living in the North. 

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location information

This position is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario with frequent travel to the 33 surrounding First Nation communities. All but 2 communities are accessed by plane.

The Developmental Services division of SLFNHA is located at the 42 King St. office.

Rotation experiences

Developmental Services, a unit of Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, has an inter-disciplinary team that provides a full spectrum of services to assist in the promotion of healthy development of Indigenous infants, toddlers, children and youth throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Our intention is to support them in living their lives to the fullest and help them achieve their life goals, regardless of their health challenges.

This position focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for Indigenous individuals up to 18 years of age. Residents will have the opportunity to work with children and adolescents with a multitude of diagnoses and disorders, including ASD, FASD and complex trauma.  The position only provides services to Indigenous children, youth and their families.

The model of care aims to provide assessments and interventions to clients in their home community. Extensive travel for community visits is expected. Assessments and interventions also occur via telehealth and in the main office setting for clients local to Sioux Lookout. All costs, including meal allowances, related to travel to communities are covered. 

Supervision is provided by licensed psychology staff based in Winnipeg, MB who works full time for Developmental Services and psychologists who are consultants for SLFNHA. Supervision will be conducted in person as well as utilizing various technologies (i.e., videoconferencing, telephone supervision, and email as necessary).

All positions are 12 months in duration, with time allotted for orientation in Thunder Bay at the start of the year, and for any other official NORPIC activities (workshops, welcome or wind up events).

Applicants from Developmental/School Clinical Training programs are especially encouraged to apply for this rotation at Developmental Services.

housing information

Due to low housing vacancy rates, shared accommodations (typically with other residents or visiting health professionals who are in and out of the city) are provided as an option for the residents who are matched to this rotation (as well as the Mental Health Rotation with Nodin) in Sioux Lookout.

The accommodations are in addition to the salary given to residents. Pets are not allowed in the shared accommodations. The resident may also choose to arrange alternate accommodation if they desire at their own cost. 

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