Who we are:
UNYA has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.
At Urban Native Youth Association UNYA we have developed a Philosophy of Care foundation, drawing from best practices. These philosophies are the grounding framework that shapes all of our decisions and every interaction we have with the youth we serve. Following these philosophies empowers our staff to meet youth where they are at, by giving them the ability to balance flexibility and structure. This allows us to meet our youth’s needs, and ensure that our youth experience a consistent quality of care across all UNYA programs. Our 5 key philosophies are:Trauma-Informed Practice
Highlights of this opportunity:
The Family Mediation Counsellor is a part of an amazing Counselling team at UNYA’s head office. The Mediation Program’s goal is to help empower Indigenous youth aged 12-18 and their family members to make positive change in their lives by offering them the support, care, and resources to do so. The Family Mediation Counsellor utilizes many therapeutic approaches to meet the presenting needs of each individual youth and family in a client-directed, culturally based approach to healing. The Clinical Counsellor helps families and youth safely identify the emotional impacts of the situation for all family members, identify their strengths and challenges, establish individual and family goals, and address these challenges and goals through a series of insightful & supportive counselling sessions.
The position provides 1:1 & group therapy sessions in an in-house & outreach capacity. The Counsellor also provides weekly support at our Young Bears Lodge; a Tier 4 Addictions Facility (Healing Lodge) in South Vancouver. The Counsellor is responsible for responding to the needs/requests of the youth in the house by creating relevant Psycho-educational support groups/circles in partnership with the other Counsellors. The Family Mediation Counsellor reports directly to the Director of Clinical Programs. This position maintains a Mon-Fri 9-5 schedule.
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