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Tsawout First Nation

Trauma/Addictions Counsellor

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 01 January 2018
Friday, 19 January 2018
Job Type:
Health Care
Saanichton BC
Saanich Peninsula, south of Sidney
7728 Tetayut Rd.
7 hrs/day, 35hrs per week
Pay Rate:

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Health Manager, and reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Counselor
provides counselling services to clients, suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress, with
substance abuse issues , anxiety/depression, family violence, and mental health issues. Able to

utilize interventions/treatment modalities informed but not limited to: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-
Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Multi-generational Family Systems Therapy, and Addiction and Harm

Reduction Approaches. Provides assessment, referral, participates in discharge planning and follow-
up counseling, following in-patient treatment for mental health/addictions-related hospitalizations and

residential treatment.


Preferred Skills:

Preference will be given to, but not limited to those applicants who possess the following:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant counseling experience in the area of addictions, trauma and mental health is required.
  • Knowledge and experience of similar program delivery in the context of Tsawout culture and history.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and working from a Trauma Informed Practice perspective.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning client, staff and Tsawout First Nation.
  • CPR and First Aid


  • A graduate degree in counseling M.A./M.Ed or M.S.W. or equivalent.

DEADLINE DATE: January 19, 2018 (4:00 pm)

Please submit Cover letter and resume to :

Glenda Gibbon Health Manager Tsawout First Nation

7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4

or send by fax or email to: fax: (250) 652-9114 or email ggibbon@tsawout.ca 

We thank all interested applicants, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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