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Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Thunder Bay, ON
The Youth Intensive Treatment Counsellor will ensure the current developmental and treatment needs of children/youth in his/her care in a twenty-four hour child and youth mental wellness care setting. The Youth Intensive Treatment Counsellor will actively provide daily therapeutic opportunities for program youth. The Youth Intensive Treatment Counsellor is responsible to work collaboratively with the clinical team to ensure program delivery is consistent with the philosophy, approach, goals and learning environment established by Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, which will ensure the cultural, social, emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of children/youth and their families.

Qualifications and Requirements: An Indigenous Learning Degree, BSW, or equivalent is preferred. Native Child and Family Worker, Social Services Worker or equivalent diploma with relevant work experience will be considered. Three years related experience working with Anishinabek youth/families; three years experience providing activity-based therapeutic interventions to children/youth including cultural, land-based, recreational, prosocial; experience working with children/youth with mental health needs. Candidates without the specific education qualifications and where the position does not require certified qualifications to practice, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications will also be considered.

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

Must have: A satisfactory Criminal Records Search; must possess a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain one; in relation to service requirements, as determined by the Residential Treatment Manager or designate, must have the ability to work flexible hours and/or work at an alternate agency site in same role for the duration of shift; must participate in program “On Call” rotation, as designated by Service Manager or designate; must possess a Class “G” Driver’s License and have access to a personal vehicle; must complete a medical and receive the required immunizations as recommended by the local medical officer of health; must participate in cultural, social, recreational program activities; must participate in and qualify for certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training provided by the agency; must be able to perform/implement physical restraint(s) as per Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training and in accordance with the agency Policies and Procedures.