Website Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services Society
Position: Michif Youth Clinician
Term: Part-Time Term Specific until March 31, 2025 (with possibility of extension)
Hours of Work: Three Days per Week (21 Hours) (With possibility of increase to Full-Time)
Geographic Catchment Area: Kamloops which is located within the unceded Secwépemcul’ecw and home of the Two Rivers Métis Society.
Reports to: Métis Child and Youth Mental Health Team Leader of Operations
The Michif Youth Clinician works in partnership with our Michif Team to provide a culturally safe approach to the delivery of mental health and wellness services to Métis Youth between the ages of 16-27. The Michif Youth Clinician will also facilitate mental health and wellness group programming with a primary focus in the areas of substance misuse, trauma, and DBT. The Clinician will provide services in a manner consistent with our Society’s vision, culturally safe and trauma informed practice and incorporate traditional ways of healing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Works with the Mental Health Clinical Team Leader to develop eligibility criteria for use in an intake and screening process.
· Develops and monitors mental health and wellness plans of Metis Youth
· Provides counselling, support, and education to youth, young adults, their families, and members of their support network.
· Provides individual and group work for youth and their families, including healing circles or other traditional ceremonies.
· Facilitates group sessions for youth focused on substance misuse, trauma, and DBT.
· Consults/liaises with community professionals.
· Maintains knowledge of psycho-tropic medications as prescribed by physicians.
· Maintains knowledge of Indigenous healing practices, protocols, and teachings
· Maintains appropriate administrative records.
· Provides written reports of the activities and events related to the outcome and records plans in computer systems and client files.
· Other related duties as assigned or as required.
· Master’s degree in counselling, Mental Health Services, or related field.
· A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing counselling services and supporting mental health and wellness services within the Indigenous Community; direct experience working with youth preferred.
· Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the causes and impacts of intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss.
· Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and applying the Michif Practice Model (and/or Signs of Safety Framework)
The Clinician should demonstrate competence in the following:
· Relationship Building – Develops strong, cooperative relationships with internal and external partners, customers, clients, and colleagues to build long term relationships that foster collaboration and partnership.
· Understands the meaning of and demonstrates culturally safe and trauma informed practices.
· Culturally Informed practice – able to understand, respond to and incorporate Indigenous cultural values and practices into services.
· Influence and Impact – Uses knowledge of situations to identify potential impacts and uses persuasion, presentation, or negotiation to convince others to adopt a specific course of action.
· Quality – Sets and attains quality standards that meet or exceed requirements.
· Planning and organizing – Plans and organizes time effectively to meet goals and timetables.
· Problem Solving – Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions and thinks outside the box.
· Accountability – Holds self-accountable for achieving goals.
· Communicating Information – Communicates and discusses with team, critical information including rationale behind decisions.
· Continuous Learning – Continuously acquires and applies knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance capacity, performance, and employability and to think about how to bring new ideas to move the organization forward.
· Initiative – Is a self-starter, seeking out or taking the initiative to identify new challenges or opportunities and proactively doing things.
Skills and Abilities:
· Ability to build effective working relationships, find common ground and create win-win solutions.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective listening skills, and public speaking skills
· Superior interviewing, assessment, counselling, crisis management and case management skills
· Knowledgeable in family systems theory and child development, and the impacts of intergeneration trauma
· Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail and respect confidentiality.
· Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)
· Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has a strong understanding of Indigenous Peoples, history, and cultures.
· Potential for violence in the workplace
· Travel within Kamloops and surrounding area will be required.
Conditions of Employment:
· Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
· Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License
· As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry
· As per current PHO orders regarding CLBC funded service providers, all employees of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services are required to be fully vaccinated.
· Wage: $41.78 per hour. Classification: Clinical Counsellor (Grid 16-P) of the BCGEU Indigenous Services Collective Agreement. Benefits package included following successful completion of 3-month probationary period.
· LMO Employees receive an annual wellness stipend following a successful probation.
· BCGEU Indigenous Services Employees are entitled to receive a retention bonus at the end of each fiscal year (until the expiration of current collective agreement).
· Please forward your resume along with three professional references to Corryna Fladmark, LMO Human Resources by email at: email@example.com
Application Deadline: August 25, 2023, at 4:30 pm
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.