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Mental Health Counsellor

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Job Order #: 5557024

Employer Name:
SAULTEAUX FIRST NATIONS HEALTH SERVICES
Wage/Salary Info:
negotiable
Posted Date:
20-Mar-2017
Location:
SAULTEAUX FIRST NATION
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Education:
University Bachelor's Degree
Experience:
3-5 Years
Apply By:
14-Apr-2017
How to Apply?:
email resume to; leegardipy@saulteauxfn.ca

Application Information

Employer Name:
SAULTEAUX FIRST NATIONS HEALTH SERVICES

Contact Name:
K. Lee Gardipy

Contact Phone:
3063861037

Contact Fax:
3063861222

Contact Email:
leegardipy@saulteauxfn.ca



Description

The Mental Health Counsellor is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of counseling and therapeutic interventions, referrals, prevention and intervention services for mental health, addictions, critical incidents response to trauma related incidences delivered to community residents. Secondary role of supervision for mental health and addictions workers.
    Provide individual, family and group counseling and therapy sessions as required, serving the needs of individual clients, couples, families, youth, and the elderly of the community focusing on mental health issues, trauma, critical incidents and emergency response.
    Conduct home visits to promote healthy lifestyles, offer information about therapies, deliver or refer clients to counseling and therapy, and provide follow-up care
    Facilitate self-help groups (Anger Management, Depression and Anxiety, etc.)
    Coordinate community workshops on issues related to mental health (e.g. depression, suicide prevention, family dynamics, PTSD and unresolved grief and loss)
    Assist in the development of an organized community social/recreation program including wellness activities
    Liaise with off-reserve agencies and service providers as required regarding service delivery to Saulteaux members
    Work as a team member  by participating in case conferences, staff meetings, and workshops organized by other staff members agency representatives from outside the community

 

Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Clinic
 - Counselling centres
Client Population
 - Persons with mental health disabilities
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Couples
 - Families
 - Adults
Security and Safety
 - Driver's validity licence check
 - Child abuse registry check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Specific Skills
 - Teach life skills
 - Facilitate groups
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
 - Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
 - Write reports (assessment, follow-up, progress, court reports, etc.)
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
 - Membership with a provincial association for marriage and family therapy
Area of Counselling Specialization
 - Anger management
 - Childhood and adolescent issues
 - Compulsive gambling
 - Conflict resolution
 - Crisis intervention
 - Family and marriage
 - Mediation
 - Personal growth and self-development
 - Substance abuse

 

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