Taku River Tlingit First Nation
Posted On: Jan 1, 2023
Advertised Until: Mar 1, 2023
Hours: 72 hours pay period
Wage: $68,000-$75,000 per year - depending on Education and work experience.
Availability: Full Time
Location: Atlin, BC & Whitehorse, YT
Contact Name: Taku River Tlingit First Nation
Apply With: Resume
By Email: email@example.com
POSITION: Family Councilor – 2 Positions Atlin & Whitehorse
- Networks and collaborates with other provincial, territorial, federal, and First Nation agencies and professionals who may have a case planning relationship with the client (s) being served. Works as a team member collaboratively in planning with other related Taku River Tlingit First Nation staff and family members of the client (s)
- Bring together family, extended family, community supports and staff to develop plans for child safety, family and cultural connections and placement.
- Gathers information relevant to the client’s problems, needs and risks by interviewing, observing behavior, meeting with caregivers and service providers and using a variety of inventories, checklists and questionnaires. Assesses the information gathered to identify client problems, needs and risks. Develops and implements an intervention plan within program guidelines.
- Provides support, guidance and problem-solving to clients to address issues related to family functioning in an individual or group setting using techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution, basic group counselling techniques and psycho-educational group methods to resolve the identified problems, needs and risks.
- Participates in the development, modification and evaluation of client service plans with the integrated case management team. Participates in integrated case management meetings on a regular basis to report clients’ activities and progress.
- Outlines services provided by the program and/or organization. Provides information on and referral to other community service providers, resources and professionals as required.
- Provides parenting skill building to clients on issues such as parent-child interaction, child development, discipline and guidance, and behavior management.
- Provides emotional support and feedback to clients.
- Plans and conducts group educational sessions on topics related to family functioning.
- Liaises with and/or promotes the interests of clients with other community service providers, professionals and school personnel as required. Accompanies clients to meetings and appointments as required.
- Maintains related records and statistics and provides reports to the supervisor.
- Actively does proposal writing and seeks additional funding to assist with the positions program mandates and completes required program and financial reporting for TRTFN and funding agencies.
- Develop individual and group Jordan’s Principal applications.
- Other related duties as required.
- Proven ability to work with children, youth, and families
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
- Able to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision as well as working within a collaborative team framework.
- Understanding of family systems and child development along with relevant legislation and policy.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite
- Bachelor’s degree or minimum two years diploma in a related human / social service field.
- Programming experience with Indigenous peoples and cultures would be considered a strong asset.
- At least one (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Class 5 driver’s license
- Satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
- Knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions, and of systemic issues faced by First Nations people, and of the political and administrative structures of First Nations.
- Experience in First Nations and/or public sector is preferred.
- Valid Driver’s license.
- Work setting includes the office, and potentially on the land and includes home visits
- Interacting daily with elders, youth, children, families, staff, and other community members to facilitate position responsibilities.
- Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check References