Counsellor

Job No: AQAM202319
Location: Cranbrook, BC

 

About ʔaq̓am.

ʔaq̓am is a member Community of the Ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq̓am Organization exists for the Community. Externally, we are here to serve the Community, and internally, we are our own Community, comprised of different departments unified by our Vision, Mission, and Values. As a team, through our own roles and departments, the ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwityaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of Ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air, and the sun, this is the place for you. We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision: “A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).” Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long-term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy lifelong learning!

For more information, please visit aqam.net

About the Opportunity

The Counsellor will work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide prevention, assessment, referral, clinical counselling and follow-up services to individuals and family members affected by personal, addictions and mental health issues. This role will also provide education to individuals and groups in the Community with a focus on mental health related topics, such as suicide prevention, anxiety and depression. The Counsellor will be familiar with other services and resources in the Community and work closely to provide information and support when required.

Your key responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Provide trauma informed, mental health counselling and support to individuals, families, and groups in the community.
    • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and the impact of trauma on mental health
    • Provide outreach counselling in the Community
    • Accept and make referrals to outside agencies
    • Prepare needs and risk assessments
    • Coordinate and facilitate educational workshops on mental health related topics
    • Prepare funding proposals for mental health programs and initiatives, as requested

More About You

The successful candidate is a Master’s level trained mental health clinician/worker. A member in good standing of a regulated mental health profession, such as the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors or the British Columbia College of Social Workers.  Specializing in counselling with a minimum of 5 years experience working with people struggling with mental health and/or addiction problems. Previous experience working in a First Nation or Aboriginal environment is an asset.  Proof of a clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check, clean driver’s abstract and a Valid Class 5 licenses. 

Salary will commensurate with experience from a range of ($76,087 – $108,735) and includes a favorable benefits package and pension plan.  Hours of work are generally Monday to Friday   8:30 – 4:30, 7 hours per day/35 hours per week. 

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other Indigenous ancestry and ʔaq̓am encourages applicants to self-identify within your application.  
Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of Ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision: “A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”


Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy lifelong learning!

Aqam