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Family and Mental Health Counselor

Company: Lower Nicola Indian Band
Location: Merritt BC

Full time $29 - $32 an hour

Reporting to the Director of Human Services, the Counselor is responsible for the development and delivery of programs for the Lower Nicola Band community members aimed at education, prevention, counseling intervention and follow-up. As an active member of the Community Services team, the Counselor will be a professional role model supporting the Lower Nicola Band’s Vision of personal and spiritual growth.

Duties and Tasks

Design and deliver education and prevention strategies.

Develop, organize and present /facilitate workshops and education sessions to all community & band members on various topics (approximately 5/6 workshops per year)

Facilitate prevention & intervention programs.

Counsel drug or alcohol dependent clients (when required) to seek treatment through detox and/or residential treatment.

Provide one on one, group and family counselling covering an array of issues.

Actively participate in case management with all members of the Community Services team.

Designs short/ long term planning objectives in consultation with clients.

Refer clients to other community service agencies for additional service when required.

Establish support services aimed at preventing relapses.

To maintain confidential client documentation.

To maintain statistical records of client contact plus complete a clinical intake package for each new client

A full job description can be found at

Experience: counseling: 3 years (Preferred)

Education: Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Licence: RSW or other equivalent (Preferred)

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