Generalist Clinical Counsellor ($80K to 90K/yr + relocation assistance)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre

Further your career with a growing and world-class First Nations organization in beautiful Bella BellaMake a lasting difference in the lives of the Heiltsuk peopleEnjoy a highly attractive salary ranging from $80K to 90K, and a great benefits package, including relocation assistanceAbout Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health CentreThe Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre (HHHC) takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing a range of community health programs with the goal of improving the health of the Heiltsuk people. The HHHC has a vision for a healthy community that respects equality and diversity. In the spirit of unity, the HHHC strives to promote a community that is innovative and that embraces a commitment to continual growth, wellness, and healing.For more information, please visit our website.About Bella Bella, BCThe village of Bella Bella can be found on the east coast of Campbell Island, on the Central Coast region of British Columbia, approximately 180 kilometers north of Port Hardy and 145 kilometres west of Bella Coola. Ideal for any outdoor enthusiast, the area boasts the natural splendour of the Great Bear Rainforest, as well as a range of outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, camping and whale watching.The largest community on the Central Coast north of Queen Charlotte Strait, Bella Bella has a population of around 1,450 and is also home to the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Despite its remote location, the community is provided access to a regional airport, BC Ferries terminal, a regional hospital, and a number of services and recreational outlets, as well as unmatched natural beauty.This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to immerse themselves in a traditional First Nations community while enjoying the pristine beauty of BC’s Central Coast.About the OpportunityThe Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Generalist Clinical Counsellor to join our team in Bella Bella, British Columbia, with the option for a hybrid work model for the right candidate.You will be responsible for delivering direct clinical in accordance with (HHHCS) policies, including intake, assessment, treatment, liaising, and facilitating necessary referrals.Your key responsibilities will include:Conducting ongoing individual and family counselling sessionsCreating and leading therapeutic groupsConducting continuous suicide risk assessments and intervening in crisesEnsuring the maintenance of appropriate professional clinical and administrative records and documentationDemonstrating ethical professionalism and adherence to legal standardsProviding comprehensive case management servicesCultivating and nurturing productive relationships with clients, community members, and interagency professionalsAdhering to professional standards and codes of ethics relevant to their designation and applicable legislationOffering community psychoeducational training and actively participating in mental health and wellness events and programsEngaging in regular individual and group clinical supervision and consultationParticipating in individual and team professional development trainingPracticing trauma-informed and culturally safe approachesAssisting clients in completing drug and alcohol treatment applications and facilitating referralsMore About YouIn order to qualify for this role, you will have a Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a relevant field, and 2 years of experience with direct experience working in counselling including within First Nations communities.Preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous ancestry.The following are required:A valid registration with one of the CCPA, BCACC, RSW, RCSW, CATA regulatory bodiesAbility to undergo and provide a criminal record checkProof of your COVID-19 vaccination as a copy of your BC Vaccination Card passport with the QR code or equivalent – aligned with PHO vaccine policyThe ideal candidate will be equipped with:A valid driver’s license is preferred, as occasional travel within the community may be requiredDiverse clinical knowledge, skills, and modalities to support clients’ mental health and wellness goalsWorking knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally safe practiceUnderstanding of historical and intergenerational trauma and its relevance to contemporary Indigenous social issuesAbility to apply Indigenous perspectives on health, mental health, and wellness in counsellingProficiency in understanding and applying Heiltsuk culture and community-based knowledge in a culturally safe mannerExperience with harm reduction, substance abuse assessment, and treatment interventions/plansCapability to provide clinical services to individuals, families, and groupsCompetence in offering mental health resources and making referrals to external agencies or internal servicesFamiliarity with rural and remote communities, including their strengths, barriers, and counselling service challengesKnowledge and experience in suicide assessment, intervention, and safety planningUnderstanding of available mental health and substance use services and how to refer clients to themBasic computer literacy, including MS Office productsYou bring a spirit of collaboration and independence, coupled with a dedication to self-care and self-reflection, essential for impactful decision-making and development. Your expertise in delivering clinical services to individuals, families, and groups is matched by your unwavering commitment to ethics, confidentiality, and boundary maintenance.Most importantly, your adept interpersonal communication and clinical documentation skills further supplement your effectiveness, ensuring precision and empathy are at the heart of every interaction. This combination of skills ensures that your contributions not only advance the goals of our organization and community but also set a benchmark for professional excellence.About the BenefitsUpon joining us, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary of $80,000 – $90,000 per year based on your skills and experience. We take pride in our family-friendly workplace and offer the following benefits:Full benefits (Life and AD&D insurance, Extended Health, and Pension)A company laptop and cell phoneRegularly scheduled social eventsTuition assistance/professional development/paid licensing feesRelocation assistance and subsidized fully furnished housingTravel benefits, including four return fares a year to VancouverFurthermore, at the HHHC, we greatly value the contributions of our team and actively encourage their professional development through the provision of training and career advancement opportunities.Are you looking for a rewarding role, where you will finish each day knowing you have made a difference to the lives of your colleagues, organization, and community?.

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