Trauma Counselor/Facilitator

Indigenous Women's Healing Centre

Posted May 4, 2021 at 08:00 pm Closes May 18, 2021 at 08:00 pm

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Position Description:


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/ or the criminal justice system. All support and programming will support the Residents in their efforts to successfully reintegrate back into the community.

 Qualification Required:

 ·        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.

·        Must have the ability to assist offenders in identifying and solving the practical problems involved in their successful reintegration into the community.

·        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.

·        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, a current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Check required and must be able to obtain Enhanced Security clearance.

·     Must have a MB Driver's License  

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