Yale First Nation Job Posting – Trauma Counsellor

Yale First Nation

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

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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.

Favourable Qualifications:

  • 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.

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