Trauma Counselor

Indigenous Women's Healing Centre

Posted Nov 29, 2019 at 09:00 pm Closes Dec 13, 2019 at 09:00 pm

Job Location:
105 Aikins Street Winnipeg MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
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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 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/ or the criminal justice system.


Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work/ Degree in the Social Sciences and experience working with Indigenous populations or a combination of education and experience deemed equivalent. 
  • 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.·        
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations in an effective, deescalating manner.
  •   The ability to assist in identifying and solving the practical problems involved in successful reintegration into the community
  • 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, a current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Check required.     

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