Dragonfly Counselling & Support Centre is hiring a full-time Supportive Wellness Provider (SWP) to join their Indigenous Mental Health project centred around assessing cultural healing needs and increasing accessibility to services. All work at the Dragonfly Counselling & Support Centre (DCSC) will reflect the Mission Statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization. DCSC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence.
This is a hybrid position and requires travel to the DCSC service area. The SWP position will focus on working with a Team to act as listeners and create relationships to the First Nations & Métis Settlement in their region, support, and resource current healing practices to further offer collaborative programming and support services.
The successful candidate will have a strong cultural awareness through an Indigenous lens and requires skills in inclusion, diversity, cultural respect and appreciation, gender-based violence knowledge, and understanding of collective and intergenerational trauma.
Key Client Support Responsibilities:
- Provide individual support for clients including intake, assessment, case planning and follow-up
- Prepare needs and risk assessments
- Assist with referrals to and accessing appropriate community resources
- Support client towards self-efficacy and personal wellness by providing information on the impact of trauma, affirming their resilience and promoting thoughtful informed decision-making
- Creation of trauma and healing educational programming with cultural lens
- Provision of group counselling sessions as the program requires
- Participate in providing education sessions, workshops, and information sessions and display booths to the local communities served
- Establish and maintain effective partnerships with agencies and professionals in both the public and private sectors, in order to supplement and enhance client service provision
- Assist in the provision of training volunteers, students and lay personas in the area of crisis intervention and group facilitation as directed by the Clinical Supervisor
- Plan and prepare lessons for diverse learners on a variety of topics related to sexual violence and sexual violence prevention
- Assist in designing, editing, revising and updating education department materials (i.e., brochures, manuals, etc.);
- Creating culturally specific materials and service resource banks, ensuring that printed materials are culturally sensitive and safe
- Advance and promote DCSC programs and services at agency and community events and meetings
- Degree in SW, CYC, psychology or other human service work preferred, will consider diploma in SW, community service or equivalent
- Familiar with the issue of sexual violence, Indigenous Culture, and with anti-oppressive approaches to violence prevention and client support
- Understanding of, and commitment to, anti-oppression principles and practices
- Experience in trauma-informed and client-centered counselling
- Adaptable, organized, and self-directed
- Able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization
- Comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations.
- Comfortably presenting on topics including private parts, okay/not okay touches, consent, sexual abuse/assault, personal boundaries, healthy sexuality, healthy relationships
What DCSC offers:
- A competitive salary
- Full health benefits
- RRSP program
- Generous paid vacation time
- Strong focus on staff wellness and work-life balance
- Professional development opportunities
Recruitment supported by Lakeland HR Solutions