Clinical Care Supervisor
Located within the traditional unceded territory of the sylix people, Westbank First Nation is a progressive and prosperous self-governing First Nation. The Okanagan Valley truly has it all, including a great climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
Westbank First Nation values diversity and we are committed to creating a healthy, strong and vibrant community through programs and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and healing. Come join our team and become part of an innovative and rewarding place to work.
Under the general supervision of the Health & Wellness Manager, the Clinical Care Supervisor is responsible to provide direct therapeutic services (case load) and coordination of the integrated WFN Wellness Program, including supervision of staff. The Clinical Care Supervisor facilitates a collaborative therapeutic system of care model that incorporates a “Wrap Around” philosophy and supports individuals and families toward improving mental health and wellness.
• Supervises and works with team members to offer mental health interviews with clients, family members and other significant supports to obtain pertinent history relevant to assessment and treatment, gathering all relevant information from community to assist with assessment
• Establishes connections with other Westbank First Nation community programs to create and support programs, maintains professional development by taking courses and participating in workshops
• Establishes and maintains contact with other agencies, boards or affiliates
• Provides individual and/or group direction, guidance and supervision; participates and/or assists in the planning at a strategic level and implementation of instructional and development activities
• Provides supervision, leadership, and clinical /education support to program team, individuals and families as part of a multi-service wellness partnership
• Acts as a primary counselor; initiates therapeutic relationship; conducts interviews with individuals, families etc. to identify areas of concern; and plans for and implements individual and/or family counseling sessions and wrap around supports across the Mental Wellness continuum
• Provides one-to-one and group intake where appropriate, psychoeducation to families and community partners with a focus on helping them to understand mental illness/wellness
• Liaise and advocates between the client, family, other members of the treatment team and the larger treatment community.
• Participates in Wrap Around Systems of Care group planning, implementation, and evaluation as needed.
• Participates in home visits assisting clients with problem solving and involving the Wellness Mentor and other services as identified.
• Participates in the development and delivery of special events
• Participates in Westbank First Nation activities and other related duties as required
• Submits reports to the Health & Wellness Manager as requested on the quantity and quality of wellness services programs, results achieved, and if support is needed
• Maintains files and records regarding services provided to individuals and/or families
• Maintains and complies with program policies, procedures and reporting as required
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation policies, standards and procedures, and as directed by the Health & Wellness Manager
• Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Westbank First Nation
• Bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field, such as, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Psychology Registered and/or Certified from a counselling body would be an asset (E.g. RTC, RCC, and CCC)
• 3 years clinical experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, substance misuse issues and their family members from a holistic perspective as well as a psychiatric perspective, in community based setting is preferred.
• Demonstrated understanding and direct experience with grief/loss and generational trauma
• Program development with a variety of services and community partners located in the Central Okanagan
• Demonstrated understanding, ability, and experience working with and/or within First Nations community
• Demonstrated experience leading a team of professionals with ability to support and mentor when necessary
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation, psycho-education, harm reduction, recovery, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, psychotropic medication/side effects
• Competence in assessment, service planning, and short-term Counseling strategies
• Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history
• An understanding of and sensitivity to local native history, culture, and issues, and an appreciation of the role that culture plays in the treatment of psychological concern
• Working knowledge of theories related to families, values and beliefs about families within Aboriginal family-systems
• Solid understanding of traditional and historical Aboriginal family systems context
• Solid understanding of family-centered and relationship based care (including group dynamics)
• Knowledge of Grief Cycle and expressive modalities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Ability to prioritize and change direction as required
• Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate care plans, programs, and services
• Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team or independently
• Have a flexible schedule with availability to work evenings and weekends
• Demonstrates stability, integrity, a supportive attitude, great interpersonal skills, and a genuine interest in working with people
• Submit to and clear a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, and an acceptable driver’s abstract with reliable transportation
A competitive starting salary rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.
Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.
Opportunity is open until Sunday, July 5th, 2020
*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*