Yaqan Nukiy School - Lower Kootenay - Creston, BC.
Yaqan Nukiy School is seeking a permanent, full time Clinical Counsellor for our students from grades K to 8. Ideally, the individual can provide individual and family counselling to all Yaqan Nukiy School students. The sessions will take place within our counselling space at YNS. The ideal candidate has a background within play therapy, trauma responsive practice, and experience working with First Nation individuals.
These proposed counselling services aim to be decolonial in nature, and address UNDRIP’s and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s, commitment to providing substantive equality for all children. These counselling services aim to support children’s holistic well-being, healing and their right to their full emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual development and expression.
To build trust, rapport, and strong relationships with Yaqan Nukiy families, children and community.
To establish a regular schedule of counselling sessions in coordination with school admin.
Considers and supports culturally appropriate wellbeing programming for all students as well as mental health programming to meet the unique needs of students.
To partake in community events, ceremonies, and learning the Ktunaxa cultural healing process.
Provides consultation and support to staff, faculty and student peer leaders on student mental health concerns including crises.
Develops and delivers presentations and training on how to support students' mental wellbeing for families and school staff.
To maintain up-to-date files and provide statistical reports to Principal.
To deliver consistent service within a framework inclusive of professional skills and LKB community values.
Must be able to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence in the provision of mental health support to students while adhering to the ethical standards of the profession.
Master’s degree in Psychology, Counselling, or related professional qualification with a specialization in mental health
5-years front line experience, with at least 3-years working with First Nation communities
Registration with a related professional association
Experience in programs to facilitate transformation from addictions
Familiarity with Ktunaxa culture and healing processes
Experience in cross-cultural education
Possess a personal wellness plan and clinical supervisor
Provide acceptable references and criminal record check
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $69,500 - $85,000 annually. Considerations will be made for part time or contract work.
Apply by August 27th, 4:00 pm by sending a cover letter, resume, and three references (available to contact) to:
Principal- Yaqan Nukiy School
(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview)
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $69,500.00-$85,000.00 per year