Jordan’s Principle Mental Health Therapist

Full-Time Position

Flying Dust First Nation’s Health & Wellness Team is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to provide mental health therapy services. The Mental Health Therapist will provide the following functions.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Encourage children to express their feelings, and discuss their lives’ matters, to help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships. Excellent attending skills, ability to ask guided questions and honoring the children’s’ pace and self­ determination are highly regarded.
  2. Establishing therapeutic relationships by deeply listening to children’s stories, slowly building trust, and performing confidentiality. Invite questions and concerns at any time and make time during sessions for those questions. Guide children in the development of skills and strategies to deal with their issues.
  3. Provide therapy to children individually or in group settings; individual families, if appropriate or required. This may often occur during crisis when the need to establish stability and peacefulness is paramount.
  4. Collect information about children through interviews, observation, and approved testing tools. Make time after a session to make a note and debrief the community counsellor, and family workers if present.
  5. Act as the child’s advocate to coordinate required community and outside services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  6. Collaborate with other community agencies and staff to complete specific clinical assessments and in development of wellness plans.
  7. Meet with families, child and family services, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process with the approved knowledge of child, parent/guardian.
  8. Plan, organize and lead or designate to identified others, as appropriate, structured programs of counseling, work/study, recreation, health (holistic} and interest/skill or social activities for clients.
  9. Discuss and develop with children, parent/guardian their wellness plans for life after leaving therapy or treatment; prepare follow-up plans if warranted.
  10. Gather and become informed about community wellness/mental health and addictions needs and the community or regional resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Strong skills in program planning and follow up evaluation
  • Presentation skills and public speaking, excellent communication skills; both written & verbal
  • Have strong connections to and involvement in the community, in a non-judgmental approach to community needs
  • Must have own vehicle and a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Wellness, Social Work, or Psychology
  • Experience in First Nations Health Services
  • Minimum of (3) years as a certified clinical mental health therapist
  • Minimum of (3) years’ experience in therapeutic counselling
  • Must lead a healthy lifestyle
    strong organization and planning and scheduling skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel

All applicants MUST provide the following requirements:

  • Letter of Application
  • Current resume stating qualifications, and employment history
  • Copies of Credentials
  • Current, Consent for Disclosure of Criminal Record Information with the Results of Vulnerable Sector Check {CPIC} from your local RCMP
  • Detachment (will accept a copy of the receipt awaiting the check}
  • (3) Professional references (1) from last/current employer

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday September 24th, 2021

To apply:

Please email or fax your Letter of Application and Current Resume along with any supporting documentation you have available at the time of application.
EMAIL: human.resources@flyinqdust.net FAX: 1 (306} 236-3373