Full-time Aboriginal Child & Youth Counsellor

H'ulh-etun Health Society

Employment Opportunity

Full-time Aboriginal Child & Youth Counsellor

Huli’tun Health Society has an immediate opportunity for Full-time Aboriginal Child & Youth Counselor. The 35 hours per week will include some late afternoon and evening shifts, as well as day-time, but flexible to meet the needs of programs and services. Reporting directly to the Health Director, the Full-time Aboriginal Child & Youth Counselor is required to provide counseling for youth programs for Halalt and Lyackson Nations. They will work closely with a multidisciplinary mental health team to ensure that child and youth services promote their physical, mental, emotional, cultural/spiritual well-being. Building and maintaining both internal and external partner relations is a key component to the success of this role and program. The Aboriginal Child & Youth Counsellor will support youth with their personal issues and make referrals to our external partners, as required and is largely working on an outreach basis currently.


THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Building trusting and lasting relationships with internal and external partners and other mental health agencies;
  • Developing supportive relationships with children, youth and families;
  • Providing one to one and group support to clients;
  • Program development; developing and implementing programs and strategies that are new and current practices;
  • Completing need assessments and developing service plans;
  • Collaborating with School Districts and individual schools where the Member Nation Youth attend, to bridge relationships and programs that will elevate access to support mental health wellness for youth
  • Referring youth other external agencies, as necessary, to create supporting links to appropriate services;
  • Working closely and cooperatively with the Mental Health Team;
  • Assisting the Child & Youth Care Workers in developing programs, identifying, organizing and mobilizing resources for youth programs/activities/initiatives;
  • Providing one to one support;
  • Supervising and facilitating groups;
  • Organizing events and delivering workshops or materials in support of program goals.


SKILLS & ABILITY TO:

  • Work in a stressful environment often dealing with crisis situations;
  • Work a flexible schedule, mostly later afternoon/early evening shifts;
  • Well-developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, oral and written communication skills;
  • Maintain excellent organization, time and general management skills;
  • Working as part of an effective team with other program staff and community professionals;
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Coast Salish culture, activities and resources;
  • Maintain strict client confidentiality and ensures that files and records are stored in a secured location and fashion
  • Recommend improved policy and process changes to the Mental Health Counsellor (Team Lead)
  • Participate as a member of groups, committees and teams for a variety of events, as appropriate
  • Assist in writing proposals and accessing external funding to operate recreation programs for youth
  • Data entry into client-based tracking system
  • Maintain a positive attitude, take initiative and be a team player
  • Communicate effectively, using a positive approach that is solutions focused
  • Follow HHS policies and procedures and maintain service standards at the Accreditation Canada level
  • Computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets, word-processing programs, email and internet access
  • Attends staff meetings as required
  • All other related duties in a back-up capacity

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Child & Youth Counsellor Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree programs, or relative areas of study
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with Aboriginal youth preferred
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Valid First Aid Standard CPR Certification
  • Authorize and pass a Criminal Record Check
  • Provide a clean Driver’s abstract

Please quote the F-T Aboriginal Child & Youth Counsellor position when submitting your cover letter, resume and three references on or before the deadline of 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to:

Michel Woolner, HR & Strategic Director H’ulh-etun Health Society
8019 Chemainus Road, Chemainus

EMAIL: michel.woolner@hulhetun.ca or FAX to 250-246-9537


Organization: H'ulh-etun Health Society
Location: Chemainus, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Social Services
Posted: November 6, 2019, 11:33 am
Expires: November 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

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