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    Job Title : 1162 Clinical Counsellor, Mental Health & Wellness (Outreach)
    Company Name : First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Vancouver, BC, CA
    Post Date : 2018-02-12
    Close Date : 2018-03-14
    How To Apply:

    Description :

    Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference in the lives of others? You are a culturally sensitive clinician with strong listening and coaching skills. You are a natural educator with a strong sense of compassion and commitment to your clients. In this role you will work in a community outreach (Spoke) setting while attending to the needs of individual, family and community across multiple sites. You will provide advanced level expertise in clinical services specific to crisis and trauma response within communities in the Vancouver Island Region.

    1. Provides crisis support and intervention in the event of a community based critical incident
    2. Provides mental wellness counselling services including individual, group and family sessions, healing/treatment planning, collaborative discharge planning and after care to those impacted by community-based incidents that activate the IH/FNHA Joint Crisis Response Protocol
    3. Collaborates with community health staff, Traditional Healers, families, and community resources as needed
    4. Provides assessments and screenings as needed upon discovery of the presence of suicide risk and mental health related issues
    5. Provides referrals to external agencies, internal services, Traditional Healers and other culturally relevant resources
    6. Provides consultation, education and information to individuals, families, community and caregivers about mental wellness
    7. Evaluates treatment outcomes to ensure effectiveness of services through continuous follow-up plans and actions
    8. Communicates regularly with the Mental Health and Wellness Advisor- VI Region, regarding community incidents
    9. Collaborates with First Nation Health leaders to identify and address gaps, barriers and challenges of service delivery and offer solutions
    10. Develops, recommends and implements practices and procedures to improve quality access to mental wellness counselling to community and provides advocacy to address barriers of services.
    11. Documents, and tracks clinical records as per the provided document tracking forms (ie: emr, incident reports, workplans)
    12. Consults regularly with Project Manager, Clinical Supervision resources, and Family Group Team (Hub) regarding incidents statuses, clinical or community based risk factors not otherwise addressed, and any capacity building needs determined during the incident coordination
    13. Works to infuse Cultural ceremony, tradition and customs into and around related duties where appropriate and as needed
    14. Assesses and documents systemic barriers and challenges identified as potential pre-disposing factors related to the incident
    15. Collaborates with Project Manager, Mental Health and Wellness Advisor, First Nations Leadership, and Health Leads regarding systemic challenges and barriers
    16. Ensures client/family/community confidentiality and privacy in accordance with professional regulatory guidelines and following standards of practice and legal requirements
    17. Perform other related duties, as assigned

    * A Master’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or a relevant human services field
    * Up to date registration and in good standing with professional regulatory body
    * Advanced training in threat/risk assessment and/or trauma response Occupational Certification
    * Current valid B.C. driver’s license and willingness to submit a drivers abstract

    * 5 to 7 years of experience working with complex social systems or an equivalent combination of experience and education
    * Minimum of 2 years working with threat/risk and trauma assessment, intervention and post-vention
    * Experience working with First Nations people and communities

    Employee Class: Permanent
    Application Deadline: January 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

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