Trauma/Addictions Counsellor

Tsawout First Nation - Saanichton, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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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. (full-time, term position until approx. mid. Sept. 2020)

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.

DEADLINE: WED., JAN. 22, 2020 (4:00 pm)

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)