JOB POSTING: Trauma Counsellor
Duration of Position: October 2018 – March 2020
Rate and Hours of Pay: Full-time, wage dependent upon experience and qualifications based on HSP Compensation grid + 5% in lieu of benefits*
Application Deadline: September 10, 2018
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling, Counselling Psychology with specialized education in trauma
- Two+ year’s recent related trauma counselling experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and
- Eligible for registration with relevant professional
- Valid B.C. Driver’s License — Class 5 and personal vehicle for work related
- Clean Driver’s Abstract
- Clean Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record
- First Aid, Naloxone Trained, FoodSafe, WHMIS, or willingness to be trained.
- Understanding and ability to work with clients who have complex, intergenerational traumas
- Knowledge of the history of First Nations people in Canada and the effects of colonization
- Understanding of and experience incorporating Traditional Wellness practices into treatment plans is an asset
- Experience working in First Nations communities
- Demonstrated knowledge of problematic substance use, addictions, mental health disorders, medication side effects and substance use counselling
- Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, evaluate and problem-solve.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups, and other professionals within an interdisciplinary environment in a diverse
- Comprehensive assessment, clinical counselling and therapy skills including crisis counselling to families, youths, and
- Ability to work effectively with others, including working effectively in a multicultural environment, independently, as part of an interdisciplinary team, and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, staff, and community agency
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a complex
- Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of relevant Acts such as Child & Family Community Services Acts, Child & Youth Advocacy Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act (British Columbia), Mental Health Act, Freedom of Information Act, pertinent regulations, policies and procedures, and other statutory duties.
- Ability to educate and provide consultation to clients, families, and healthcare
- Ability to develop, coordinate, and deliver in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support
- Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with community
- Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related word processing and database management software
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.