Family Violence Resource Centre (FVRC) Program Summary:
NEC Native Education College (NEC) recognizes the need for professional student support services and a culturally appropriate environment to increase success for all learners. Based in NEC’s longhouse, and in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, the areas covered by FVRC are threefold: 1) Counselling Services - delivering free, culturally competent and confidential individual counselling services and/or appropriate referrals or advocacy to NEC students including family members and community members affected by violence in their relationships and/or sexual abuse issues; 2) Programming - organize and/or facilitate group counselling, psycho-education teachings, or cultural healing opportunities, as well as, opportunities to participate in nation-wide violence prevention/awareness campaigns; 3) Community Connections - participate in relevant networking, program promotion and community awareness events. NEC is currently searching for an experienced professional for the role of FVRC Specialist.
• Reporting to the NEC Dean of Student Services, manage all service components on a regular basis to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, program objectives and efficiency of operation
• Participate in annual planning and development processes (including budget management) to ensure continued quality and improvements in the program; monitor statistics, deliverables and outcomes
• Provide culturally appropriate therapeutic services (individual, family and group)
• Prepare training and presentations for delivery to NEC staff or students, community workers or others, at times representing both NEC and VCH
• Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with community agencies and other resources in marketing and promoting FVRC services and in developing best care practices and increasing awareness of supports
• Coordinate integration of FVRC services with other NEC student services on site as required
• Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with RCC or RSW designation, and liability insurance eligible with at least three years experience providing counselling or related services in a non-profit environment; a combination of education and experience may be considered
• Direct community and program development experience with preference for experience working in Aboriginal communities, in particular dealing with issues pertaining to sexual abuse and violence in relationships
• Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal history, rights and healing modalities
• Good oral and written communication skills, computer use and familiarity with office procedures
Appointment to this full-time contract position will require a formal criminal record check should a recent one not be on file, the details of which may preclude finalizing an offer of employment. This position is open to male and female applicants. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants.
Closing Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 OR UNTIL FILLED
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Salary: $35.31 per hour
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