Child & Youth Trauma Therapist

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services

Job title: Child & Youth Trauma Therapist

Company: Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services

Job description: Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Provide trauma-focused counseling and trauma recovery therapeutic services for children, youth and adults for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) relating to unresolved trauma, sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and/or witnessing violence
Provide assessments and treatment plans based on a holistic approach, evaluate treatment progress and outcomes and make appropriate referrals as required
Facilitate support and therapy groups for children, youth and non-offending caregivers
Maintain accurate and timely case notes, record of all client contacts, and provide accurate statistical reports monthly
Perform other duties within the scope of this position as assigned by the Program Coordinator

Requirements:
Masters degree in Aboriginal Social Work, Psychology or a related field
Must be registered and in good standing with a licensed Professional Association
Minimum 3 years of experience providing professional counseling to families
Minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience working in child and youth mental health services
Two (2) years of post masters degree experience working in child and youth mental health services
Experience working with First Nations people and communities
Extensive training and experience in Critical Incident Stress debriefing (CISD)
Extensive training and experience in processing traumatic experiences
Knowledge of various therapeutic and counselling modalities
Experience in integrating traditional and contemporary counselling approaches
Knowledge of assessment and screening tools and modalities in determining risk and threat

Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
– Reading text
– Document use
– Writing
– Oral communication
– Working with others
– Problem solving
– Decision making
– Critical thinking
– Job task planning and organizing
– Finding information
– Computer use
– Continuous learning
– Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
– Vehicle supplied by employer
– Willing to travel
– Valid driver’s licence
– Travel expenses paid by employer
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
– Registered Clinical Counsellor
– Membership with a provincial association for marriage and family therapy
Additional Skills
– Use computer applications
– Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
– Write reports (assessment, follow-up, progress, court reports, etc.)
– Interview clients
– Follow up results of counselling programs and clients’ adjustment
– Evaluate clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
– Evaluate effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions
– Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
– Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
– Liaise with communities
– Facilitate groups
Client Population
– Adolescents
– Families
– Children
– Aboriginal groups
Work Location Information
– Willing to relocate
– Relocation costs covered by employer
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
– Work under pressure
Security and Safety
– Basic security clearance
– Criminal record check (abstract)
– Driver’s validity licence check
– Driving record check (abstract)
– Eligible for professional liability insurance
Area of Counselling Specialization
– Stress management
– Sexual abuse and trauma recovery
– Crisis intervention
– Childhood and adolescent issues
– Cross cultural issues

Expected salary:

Location: La Ronge, SK

Job date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:56:40 GMT

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