About working with NOSP

  1. We provide a unique agency environment as programs and services for individuals across the lifespan are delivered 'under one roof'.
  2. Working for NOSP provides the opportunity to work as a singular team with a wide variety of professionals including children's counsellors, family support workers, adult mental health clinicians, addictions treatment counsellors, mental health and addiction case managers, housing workers and seniors support volunteers.
  3. Our staff members are spread out across the rural District of Thunder Bay (over 61,000 square km), and work out of eight beautiful northern communities that offer a wide array of outdoor activities and natural beauty.
  4. Staff become part of smaller site teams, District-wide program teams, and the larger agency team itself. The entire agency comes together for an agency-wide retreat at least once yearly with annual team building days for site/hub-specific teams.
  5. Enjoy an incredible work/life balance while living in the refreshing and vast North.
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Your Benefits:

NOSP is proud to offer great benefits to our team that include:

  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Health and Dental Benefits (100% employer paid)
  • Paid sick time
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP)
  • Starting with four (4) weeks paid vacation AND a paid week off between Christmas and New Year's, along with another six paid days for personal use
  • Access to agency-paid ongoing development (as budget permits)
  • Up to $3,000 for moving expenses to relocate to the District of Thunder Bay

Training Program:

NOSP encourages our staff to pursue further training and upgrading whenever possible. We offer:

  • Annual training and/or recertification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • Applied Skills of Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) with refresher training every two years
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Certification training
  • Triple P facilitator training (for Children's program staff)
  • Access to annual development opportunities, as funding permits

Life on the North Shore

Photos by: Jonathan Ontario


“Working for NOSP as a new SSW graduate has been nothing short of amazing. The team here is knowledgeable in various areas and always happy to speak and teach about the topic. If you need a resource for something, colleagues are quick to share theirs, allowing me to learn and expand my own resource library and find what works for me. I have learned so much and have become even more motivated for continued learning. I could not have asked for a better workplace as someone fresh to the field”

Samanta, Housing Coordinator (previous Family Support Worker)

“My partner and I are from Scotland. During a trip in 2010, we traveled to Wild Goose Lake Campground in Greenstone for what was supposed to be only one night. We loved it so much we ended up staying there for the rest of our vacation, before traveling back to Scotland. When we later moved to Canada from Scotland, that very same year, we immediately opted to return to Greenstone, staying at the Wild Goose Lake Campground until we could secure a rental. A month later, I was offered a part-time opportunity with NOSP and, within a year, I was working full-time with NOSP. Now, 12 years later, I am still working with NOSP and my partner and I are living on Wild Goose Lake. We really were meant to be here!”

Gillian (RAAM Addiction Counsellor; previous Adult Counsellor)

“As a recent hire here at NOSP, I am so happy to be a part of such a wonderful team of people. This team is filled with knowledgeable, friendly, caring staff who look out for the best interest of their coworkers and clients. I would highly recommend NOSP as a great place to work in the North, the people are the best plus the benefits, pension and vacation are a great perk too!”

Amy, Program Assistant

All positions remain open until filled, with screening being continuous. Apply today!

North of Superior Counselling Programs is an equal-opportunity employer. We benefit from the diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  North of Superior Counselling Programs participates in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge. This program challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal, and/or Indigenous Peoples to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and North of Superior Counselling Programs’ policies, accommodation requests will be considered throughout the hiring process.  Applicants requiring accommodation during the recruitment process should contact the Administrative Manager, Sherry Brennen, at in order to make the necessary arrangements.

We thank all applicants for their interest in available opportunities and for considering employment with NOSP.  Please note that while we appreciate all applications, we regret that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.