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In-School Counsellor (Maternity Leave)


This position is temporary for a term of up to 13 months to provide coverage for an employee on maternity leave.


Purpose of Position:


FIREFLY, in partnership with the Keewatin Patricia District School Board (KPDSB), requires a temporary full time Counsellor at Sioux North High School in Sioux Lookout, ON.


The successful candidate will report to the FIREFLY Clinical Manager, with day-to-day operational oversight being conducted by Sioux North High School Administration.  The Counsellor will be responsible for providing assessment, case planning, intervention, and program development services. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team who possesses excellent organizational, computer, written and oral communication skills. This position requires the ability to set priorities and to work co-operatively under pressure, while establishing strong partnerships with community stakeholder organizations.


You will be required to work from a “strengths-based, solution-focused” perspective to facilitate positive problem solving while accessing a family’s inherent strengths to address mental health challenges.  Also required is the ability to develop, coordinate and implement intervention plans on a case-by-case basis.  The ideal candidate will have strong skills in working systemically along with proven skills working collaboratively with service collaterals in a culturally sensitive manner. Some evening work and travel is required. FIREFLY will provide formal clinical counselling supervision to the successful candidate.


Key Job Functions:


Develop, coordinate and implement intervention plans on a case-by-case basis
Utilize assessment tools as required by the agency and Ministry standards
Document work with clients utilizing the agency recording package and maintain current client records
Attend relevant meetings with and/or on behalf of clients and the agency
Participate in on-going professional development and acquisition of new knowledge relevant to the field
Advise Clinical Manager of case situations that may have implications for the Agency
Education/Experience/Skills/Knowledge Required:


Masters and/or Graduate Degree in Human Services preferred
Undergraduate Degree in Human Services with related experience would be considered
Must be a member in good standing with a College recognized by the Psychotherapy Act, 2007.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, systems theory, family dynamics and the clinical assessment process
Knowledge of relevant governing legislation and regulations
Fluency in French would be an asset
Demonstrated competency of the culture(s) of clients being served is an asset
Must have a current and valid Driver’s License
Conditions of Employment:


The ability to manage a reasonable workload; effective priority-setting and follow-up
Role model the vision and values of the Agency
Value the concept of teamwork and ability to work independently
Ability to deal with conflict, mediate and problem solve
Quality of work to meet or exceed Agency specifications
Current Criminal Reference check with Vulnerable Sector Screen that is free of any offenses
Must respect and actively promote health and safety policies of the Agency


Benefits of working at FIREFLY:


Pension Plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP)
Vacation entitlement of 4%
Sick time earned at 7 hours per month
Wellness Days (3 total per fiscal year)
Community Service and Cultural Days (3 total per fiscal year)

A supportive team and great workplace culture

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