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The position provides individual counselling support and advocacy which assist clients with their holistic healing paths.

Title:                      Mental Wellness Clinician
Location:             Líl̓wat Nation, Mount Currie, BC
Status:                  Permanent Part-Time (35 Hours Bi-Weekly)
Reporting to:     Director of Health

The position provides individual counselling support and advocacy which assist clients with their holistic healing paths. The counselor will create a safe space for the client(s) to learn new tools, share experiences, and gain insights necessary for change. The emphasis on this work will be on healing from various forms of trauma and addiction. The individual will practice from a trauma-informed and culturally safe paradigm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Counselling experience working within a First Nations context;
  • Masters’ degree from an accredited university in an Allied Health, Behavioral, or Social Science field relevant to the position;
  • Current membership in a recognized professional association is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural communication experience
  • Demonstrate clear professional boundaries and appropriate accountability measures
  • Excellent file-management capabilities including; C-emr (Mustimuhw) charts/records and client files
  • Self -motivated, committed, very organized and sensitive to the needs of clients.
  • Code of ethics and professional standard of practice.
  • High level of confidentiality for the protection of the client.
  • Working in a collaborative team

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a role model by practicing personal wellness plan.
  • Screen and assess client’s needs.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans that cover both mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Participate in client and program evaluations
  • Provide advocacy and navigational supports to individuals
  • Demonstrated compassion, nurturing, acceptance, patience, and respect for others
  • Develop and provide mental wellness information services (Literature, workshops, videos, internet)

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counselling, Counselling Psychology or Social Work from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years recent related experience providing professional services to clients who experience trauma related problems and/or substance abuse issues.
  • Experience working in First Nations communities is preferred.
  • A clear vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check

Applications will only be considered from those eligible to work in Canada.

Please forward a current résumé, covering letter and employment references no later than

4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2019 to:

Fiona Milton, Executive Assistant

Fiona.Milton@lilwat.ca