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Mental Health & Addictions Child & Youth Counsellor
Full time Mental Health & Addictions Child & Youth Counsellor (St. Catherine’s) (Starting Salary 55,000)
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre’s Mental Health & Addictions Program is seeking 1 Full-Time Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor based in St. Catherine’s. The successful candidate will provide one-on-one mental health and addiction counselling services to children and youth ages six 6 to 24 and well as parental support.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifiers:
- Have knowledge of Historical Trauma and Intergenerational trauma of Indigenous Peoples.
- Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience in working with Indigenous child, youth and their families in a clinical setting within the Mental Health & Addictions context.
- Knowledge and ability to integrate wholistic based and evidence based practice into the planning and evaluation of client and program intervention from a trauma informed lens.
- Have knowledge of the OCSWSSW Code of Ethic & Standards of Practice, CFSA, Youth Justice Act, Mental Health Act, Duty to Report and any other act as it pertains to the client(s) circumstance.
- Complete intakes, provide clinical assessments and interventions as needed, develop treatment plans, lead 1-1 treatment and counseling, referrals and discharge.
- Case Conference regarding clients and assist with the development of care plans for complex clients with internal & external agencies where appropriate.
- Knowledge &/or Experience working with the Child Welfare System
- Maintain clinical records and data compilation utilizing the electronic medical record according to requirements of the DAHC.
- Respect the rights, dignity and feelings of others to create a safe and respectful work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and violence.
- Established self-care routine and supports.
- Other duties may be assigned by team lead &/or management.
In addition to requirements for the position, the ideal candidate would also possess some of the following qualifications:
- Undergraduate diploma or degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Therapy, Psychology or Sociology with 3+ years of experience in field, evident in application. Equivalent work experience and certifications will be considered.
- Ability to Register with Regulatory Body i.e. OCSWSSW
- 3+ years experience in a community setting working with Indigenous child/youth/young adult population, evident in application.
- Knowledge and experience working with Residential School and Intergenerational Trauma victims and survivors.
- Demonstrated ability for problem solving, analysis, evaluation, implementation and follow-up of decision.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational and written communication and documentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to respond to clients and situations with flexibility and adaptability.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and decision-making skills required
- Ability to effectively manage disruptive behaviour and de-escalation.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Computer literacy and basic proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.
- Experience in working within an EMR database.
- Valid and up-to-date CPR or HCP certification.
- Ability to interact with diverse and cultural clients, showing compassion, sensitivity and support with knowledge of Harm Reduction principles and practices, including a familiarity with Aboriginal Issues.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
678 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8M1K2
Attention: Human Resources
Nya:weh to all applicants.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline to Apply: August 22, 2019
Preference is given to equal candidates of Indigenous Descent