Under the direction of the Health Manager, and reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Counsellor provides counselling services to clients, suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress, with substance abuse issues , anxiety/depression, family violence, and mental health issues. Able to utilize interventions/treatment modalities informed but not limited to: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Multi-Generational Family Systems Therapy, and Addiction and Harm Reduction Approaches. Provides assessment, referral, participates in discharge planning and follow-up counselling, following in-patient treatment for mental health/addictions-related hospitalizations and residential treatment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Preference will be given to, but not limited to those applicants who possess the following:
- A minimum of three years of relevant counseling experience in the area of addictions, trauma and mental health is required.
- Knowledge and experience of similar program delivery in the context of Tsawout culture and history.
- Effective written and verbal communications skills.
- Ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and working from a Trauma Informed Practice perspective.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning client, staff and Tsawout First Nation.
- CPR and First Aid
- A graduate degree in counselling M.A./M.Ed or M.S.W. or equivalent.