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Description: Counsellor - Jordan's Principle
Competition #: 815-5160-3
Posting Date: 11/10/2020
Status: Active
Type: External
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COLLABORATION - HOSPITALITY - EXCELLENCE - RESPECT


Counsellor - Jordan's Principle

***This is a term position and is subject to end with 2 weeks' notice***

Posting Date:
11/10/2020
Expiry Date:12/01/2020
Position Type:Temporary
Position Status:Full-Time
Term End Date:12/17/2021
Bi-Weekly Hours / FTE:1.0


About Us

St.Amant is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services throughout Manitoba which support over 1600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families. We are committed to delivering person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services. St.Amant is guided by its core values of Collaboration, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect.

St.Amant welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Visit St.Amant online at www.stamant.ca

Position Summary and Scope of Service:

The Counsellor provides services in accordance with the Mission and Values of St.Amant, policies and procedures of the assigned Program(s), external legislation and regulatory bodies and all relevant professional standards of practice.  The Counsellor is familiar with and promotes a “customer service focus” in the provision of services to clients, staff and in other professional relationships.

As an active team member in the Program(s) assigned, the Counsellor participates in continuous quality improvement activities, including the development, modification and implementation of service and program goals, objectives, policies, procedures and standards.  The Counsellor uses service evaluation feedback to purposefully and continually strengthen services.  The Counsellor actively supports all program initiatives designed to strengthen services and program integrity.

The Counsellor works within the context of the interdisciplinary team to implement direct, consultative or mediated models of service.  The Counsellor supports a client-centered approach to service or family centered practice when applicable.  The Counsellor promotes processes which contribute to self determination and the development of skills and competencies of individuals and care providers.  This pertains to all areas of intervention including assessments, treatment and implementation of service.  The Counsellor is responsible for evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of interventions to ensure outcomes that are positive and beneficial to clients.

The Counsellor performs all duties professionally, ethically and with integrity.  The Counsellor takes an active role and personal responsibility for continuous learning to promote knowledge and best practices.  The Counsellor participates in staff development opportunities, research and maintains all professional registration and continuing education requirements.

The Counsellor is familiar with social policy, issues, trends and practices in the field, needs, gaps or opportunities which may improve the lives of persons with disabilities, or which promote social justice, equity or accessibility.

The Counsellor is familiar with and adheres to all policies related to risk management 

Qualifications:

Educational:

  • Masters obtained in counselling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy or related discipline from a recognized university
  • Current registration in good standing with an appropriate licensing body required

Professional:

  • Previous counselling experience, including individual work with children and adults
  • This position is based in Winnipeg but requires travel.
  • Some of the travel may include remote communities in Manitoba where travel by small plane and/or boat may be required in addition to overnight stays inn or around a respective community. 
  • Extensive knowledge and the application of practice of individual and family/group dynamics
  • An understanding of First Nations peoples and multicultural group issues, customs, cultures, trauma issues and cultural oppression would be an asset
  • Knowledge of community resources and how to make use of them
  • Knowledge of CCPA Code of Ethics (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)
  • Experience and demonstrated competence working with multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary teams is required
  • Knowledgeable of relevant legislation such as CFS Act, Vulnerable Persons Legislation
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers and families, to supervise and teach others and to work harmoniously with others
  • Must be knowledgeable of the literature in the area of developmental disabilities, of the history of support and treatment to individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability and of current trends, philosophies and practices concerning their care, education, work and lifestyles
  • Ability to understand and support and practice interdisciplinary teamwork in order to provide services in the clinical, educational or living environment of the person with a developmental disability
  • Ability to define a service plan with individuals and caregivers
  • Knowledge of direct, mediated and consultative models of practice and ability to apply these according to program protocol
  • Understand own clinical limitations and seeks support and consultation for clinical activities so as to do “no harm”
  • Ability to prioritize, structure and manage scheduling caseload(s) effectively to achieve targeted outcomes
  • Ability to identify high risk situations and respond appropriately

Personal:

  • Ability to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Mission and Values of St.Amant
  • Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and a vehicle is a necessity for community based programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to provide education and training in group or public forums
  • Knowledge of the concepts of Continuous Quality Improvement (QI) and ability to implement services consistent with these concepts in a complex environment
  • Ability to research, develop and deliver innovative programs, an asset.
  • Ability to work with autonomy
  • Ability to deal with different social and cultural populations.
  • Positive, energetic, self directed and client focused
  • Ability to serve as a model in cooperative teamwork, conflict resolution and process improvement
  • Ability to work harmoniously and contribute to effective employee relationships
  • Successful completion of a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Abuse Registry Check is required
  • Proficiency in a Microsoft Office environment
  • Possess the physical and emotional ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Function effectively as a team leader and team member
  • Present professionally with high standards for customer service

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Care Management:

  • The Counsellor will provide services while ensuring adherence to St.Amant policies, Mission, and Values.

Duties include:

  • Maintains professional conduct and ensures confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients’ issues and St.Amant
  • Assesses the therapy needs of individuals and family members
  • Develops with the client(s) an appropriate plan for therapy services
  • Refers client(s) to appropriate resources and other professionals when necessary
  • Provides therapy services to family members to enable them to function more effectively in their day to day lives
  • Evaluates with the client the effectiveness of services provided
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date written records of the assessment, intervention, planning and outcome of the therapy services provided and compiles statistics as required and maintains files
  • Communicates and collaborates with other professionals
  • Forms liaison with other community agencies involved with the child and family
  • Makes home visits or off-site visits when necessary to contact clients who would otherwise have no access to the Centre’s services and provides necessary supports
  • Networks with outside agencies and fosters good working relationships with community organizations
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Traveling to satellite offices when required
  • Researches and develops innovative curricula for workshops and support groups
  •  Assists in the development, implementation and facilitation of group programs as identified by community needs (e.g. parenting, anger management, grief and healing, healthy relationships, etc.)

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not considered to be a complete statement of duties and responsibilities. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this role.

St.Amant is a bilingual organization. Proficiency in both official languages (French/English) would be considered an asset.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check, adult abuse registry check, and a child abuse registry check.

We thank all applicants, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

St.Amant welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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