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.