MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS HEALTH THERAPIST – WRHC

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DEPARTMENT: WHITE RAVEN HEALING CENTRE
JOB TITLE: MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS HEALTH THERAPIST
STATUS: ONE-YEAR TERM (FULL-TIME)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until A Suitable Candidate is Found

The White Raven Healing Centre was established as part of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, to provide an integrated approach to self-healing with a focus on holistic mental health and wellness program models. The Centre’s integrated approach balances and utilizes both contemporary non- Indigenous therapeutic techniques with traditional healing practices to facilitate individual healing.

The Centre is seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed and organized individual to fill a one-year term position as Mental Health and Wellness Therapist in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. You will work within a team of very dedicated and purpose driven individuals within the Wellness team as well as broader White Raven Healing Centre team; all committed to the mission, goals and objectives the Centre and FHQTC. This position will report to the Director of White Raven Healing Centre.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Mental Health and Wellness Therapist will be responsible for:

  • Working in collaboration with colleagues to develop, implement and evaluate integrated social,spiritual and emotional supportive wellness program plans and work plans that balance contemporarynon-Indigenous therapeutic techniques with traditional healing methods.
  • Providing individuals, couples, families and groups, who are dealing with issues that affect theirmental health and well-being, with the safe confidential supports in areas such as client treatmentassessments, therapy plans, counseling and support services.
  • Working collaboratively and in consultation with rest of WRHC clinical team, cultural and youth colleagues and broader FHQTC wellness services to ensure information, services and resources are available and accessible.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external agencies to enhance and expand services to the First Nations communitiesEDUCATION:Graduation with an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Indigenous Social Work, Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, and/or other health related discipline.

    EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing independent, unsupervised counselling services, onsite treatment plans and assessments when/if needed, and/or ability to conduct referrals to external specialized resources.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with First Nation individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health–in an individual and/or group setting.
  • In-depth experience, knowledge of, and ability providing holistic treatment utilizing contemporary non- Indigenous therapeutic techniques with traditional healing practices to facilitate individual healing.
  • In-depth experience, knowledge of, skills and abilities working with multiple modalities of counselling and wellness techniques to support program development and delivery.
  • In-depth experience, knowledge of, and ability to in research and development of health and wellness program planning and facilitating workshops for group settings in the Centre and/or communities.
  • In-depth experience and ability in using technology as part of your daily work in all work-related communications, including but not limited to case management, data management, reporting, and communications with management, external partners and stakeholders.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
  • Knowledge of Indigenous mental health and addictions theories, and approaches
  • In-depth knowledge of the inter-generational impacts of residential school, 60s scoop and otherhistorical traumas and its impacts on the individual and the family
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative and organizational capabilities
  • Punctual and dependable with a strong ability to adjust priorities to meet current needs of clients,First Nations, the Centre and FHQTCASSET QUALIFICATIONS
  • Specialized training and experience in providing therapy for different demographics and age groups (male/female) such as children, youth, families, seniors, etc.
  • Specialized training and experience working with clients dealing with intergeneration’s impacts of IRS, 60s scoop and other historical traumas
  • Training and experience in providing crisis and trauma support OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Must live a life free of substance abuse and be willing and able to participate in the Centre’s cultural and traditional programs
  • Must be registered in good standing with a recognized professional regulatory body and practicing in accordance with the Provincial/Territorial legislation governing the licensing of such professionals.
  • Must be able to support the Centre’s crisis support program; providing therapeutic transition from crisis to wellness and healing—to individuals, children, youth, families, and groups
  • Candidates must provide a current original copy of the Canadian Criminal Records with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (7.5 hrs./day)
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime and on short notice
  • Candidates must possess and maintain a valid driver license throughout the duration ofemployment.

All interested individuals must clearly show how they meet the qualifications in their letter of application, with accompanying current resume to support. Three references will also be required:

Human Resources – Stephanie.montgrand@fhqtc.com

Box 985
Fort Qu’Appelle, SK S0G 1S0
Fax 306.332.1811

To apply for this job email your details to Stephanie.montgrand@fhqtc.com