Bi-Cultural Therapist

Southeast Child and Family Services (SECFS)

Posted Dec 2, 2019 at 10:30 pm Closes Dec 16, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Job Location:
Circling Thunderbird Centre, near Little Grand Rapids, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Competition #2019-73 



Bi-Cultural Therapist


SP6  Qualified Candidate’s Salary Range:  $77,427.90 – $94,209.38


An Eligibility List may be established for future openings


Circling Thunderbird Centre, near Little Grand Rapids First Nation, MB


December 2, 2019


4:30 p.m. on December 9, 2019 (or until the position is filled)


Email:   Fax:  204.594.0499




  • MSW or MA in Psychology/Counselling preferred (a combination of experience with a degree in Psychology; Social Work; or, relevant discipline will be considered)
  • Working knowledge, respect and appreciation of Anishinaabe culture, values and healing practises: ability to speak Anishinaabemowin a definite asset
  • Working knowledge and understanding of family systems, child welfare system, residential schools, colonization and effects of intergenerational trauma, abandonment, abuse, grief, loss, and addictions
  • Working knowledge of Southeast communities including strengths and resiliencies with a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of Southeast families
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience providing counselling services to families and youth, preference will be given to candidates who are well versed in and able to connect with Anishinaabe families
  • Strong clinical knowledge and skills in at least one of the following: grief counselling, narrative therapy, solution-focused counselling/coaching, CBT, mindfulness and/or other practice-based clinical interventions
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centred, trauma-informed, behaviour modification, strength-based and/or solution focused practice
  • Ability to de-escalate conflict, remain calm under pressure and provide resolution when dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • The candidate must be willing to travel to and work at Circling Thunderbird Centre
  • Must be positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and have a sensitive approach with the capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record; Child and Adult Abuse Registry; and, Prior Contact Check


  • Assist the Manager in developing an overall healing and wellness program for Southeast families who are struggling with challenges that, if left unaddressed, would likely result in children being at greater risk in the future
  • Working from a strength-based and trauma informed approach, provide superior quality individual, family and group counselling in a professional and ethical manner following best practices, and within recognized standards, legislation and guidelines
  • Carry out case management functions including case conferences; liaise with community services and other professionals involved with the family to improve the family system and promote optimal sustainability
  • Utilize clinical tools to assess and measure participant progress; assess and evaluate the effectiveness of counseling plans; report participant progress; and, discuss case management and related concerns with peers or other professionals
  • Maintain client caseload and paperwork; monitor and evaluate progress of each case; complete progress reports; ensure all files contain clear, accurate and orderly records; and, keep statistical program records while ensuring professional ethics are maintained
  • Participate in evaluating counselling and clinical support services, system effectiveness and recommend necessary changes




  • Preference will be given to Southeast Community Members and Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) candidates meeting the posted requirements
  • Forward your résumé (with three [3] references) and cover letter stating clearly how you meet the qualifications
  • Please cite the Competition Number and Position in the subject line when submitting by email or fax
  • We thank all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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