LIFE COACH

POSITION SUMMARY

POSITION: LIFE COACH
HOURS: FULL-TIME, PERMANENT (35 HOURS/WEEK, MONDAY TO FRIDAY)
REPORTS TO: HEALTH MANAGER

The Life Coach is a member of the Mental Health Team, within the Health Department, and provides prevention, assessment, referral, clinical counselling and follow-up services to support community individuals, families and groups affected by mental health and substance use issues.

The successful applicant must provide proof of having received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts confidential individual, family or group counselling about the causes and effects of mental health disorders and/or addictions, support for families dealing with mental health disorders and/or addictions and/or referrals for additional treatment;
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and the impact of trauma on mental health and addiction issues;
  • Provides outreach counselling in the community;
  • Creates and/or modifies strategies and intervention techniques based on the individual needs of clients;
  • Coordinates and facilitates educational workshops to individuals and groups in the community with a focus on mental health and addiction related topics, such as suicide prevention, substance use, anxiety and depression, etc.;
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop promotional materials and information for health promotion initiatives;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients and demonstrates effective listening, observation and facilitation skills to effectively assess clients and provide appropriate treatment and consultation;
  • Manages service delivery in conjunction with case managers, clients, their family members/caregivers/other departments and health care professionals;
  • Mediates, negotiates and resolves conflict resolution when responding or assisting in emergency situations;
  • Builds and/or enhances relationships between the TFN community members and external service providers;
  • Accepts and makes treatment referrals to outside agencies, liaises with treatment programs; and evaluates the effectiveness of treatment programs;
  • Assist clients to identify their need for treatment programs;
  • Completes Admission and Discharge Criteria and Assessment Tools (ADAT);
  • Arrange transportation for clients to and from treatment centres;
  • Develops and facilitates mental health and addiction-related individual and group counselling programs,
  • Conducts Needs Assessments/SWOT Analysis for proposed programs;
  • Collaborates with community partners when developing programs;
  • Prepare program evaluations and analyze results;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Registered Social Worker in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers, or Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, or Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with people struggling with mental health and/or addiction problems, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience entering and extracting data using the Mustimuhw Information Solutions software an asset;
  • Experience creating documents, spreadsheets, memos, messages etc. with Microsoft programs;
  • Experience maintaining records, filing and correspondence tracking;

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required;
  • Vulnerable sector criminal record check required.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022 (4:00 pm)

Submit cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume using one of the methods below:

HOW TO APPLY

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OR

Please direct applications to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Email: cwebster@tsawout.ca
Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.