Position Summary: Under the supervision and direction of the Operations Manager and in accordance with the Centre's philosophy, goals, and standard practices, The Trauma Counselor/Facilitator functions as a member of the team in providing highly specialized supportive services to Indigenous women and their children, who have experienced trauma, family violence, involvement with the child welfare and are involved with the criminal justice system. All support and programming will support the Residents in their efforts to successfully reintegrate back into the community.
· Bachelor of Social Work/Degree in the Social Sciences and at least two years experience working with Indigenous populations. IWHC reserves the right to consider any combination of work and life experience deemed acceptable.
- Comprehensive knowledge and skills using trauma informed counseling methodologies.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues in the area of family violence, child welfare, criminal justice as it pertains to Indigenous women and children.
- Awareness of the effects that lifelong exposure to abuse and family/community violence has on Indigenous women and children.
- Knowledge and respect for Indigenous culture and traditions and Indigenous women's issues are required.
- Ability to multi-task in, a fast paced, often stressful environment are essential.
- Must have the ability to understand the dynamics of offender behavior and assess their needs and risks.
- The skills to counsel residents/offenders, form effective relationships and gain trust.
- The skills to understand the use of authority in supervision and to intervene effectively in crisis situations.
· · The ability to assist in identifying and solving the practical problems involved in successful reintegration into the community.
- The ability to assist in identifying and obtaining community services required for their successful reintegration
- Excellent assessment and problem-solving skills.
- Group presentation/facilitation skills.
- Basic computer and data processing skills.
- Knowledge of an Indigenous language or dialect a definite asset.
- CPR/First aid training certificate.
- Current Child & Adult Abuse registry check; criminal records check and must be able to pass Enhanced Security Clearance check.