The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that
includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work
as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic
opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations
families and communities.
Seabird Island Community School is seeking to fill a position of
Student Mentor and Counselor for K-12 students. Essentially, your
responsibility is to equip students with a variety of strategies for
coping with life’s challenges: help students establish their personal
goals, guiding and helping children make action plans, motivate and
inspire children, identifying and providing resources, referrals and
follow-ups and providing assistance in crisis situations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides counselling support and education to children and youth.
- Assists students in methods of coping in relation to their mental
health, including stress management, problem solving, conflict
resolution, effective communication, social skill enhancement, and other
systems of care.
- Maintains and promotes working relationships with community professionals.
- Promotes positive self-identity by reinforcing the value of First Nation languages and culture practices
- Participates in the ongoing planning, development and evaluation of services such as prevention programs.
- Provides direct clinical services such as intake, assessment,
treatment, and crisis intervention; consultation/liaison with community
agencies and other ministry programs.
- Collaborates with teachers to develop more effective strategies to work with special needs students
- Conducts suicide assessments and crisis interventions.
- Ethics: treats people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the
trust of others; works with integrity and ethically, upholds
- Work to build a strong student Counsel and promote leadership within this group representing the student body.
Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Child and Youth Care, or equivalent.
- Experience counseling children and youth from diverse backgrounds, including cross-cultural sensitivity.
- Prior experience working with young male students in a school setting
- Knowledge of Stó:lō culture, tradition and language an asset.
- Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure.
- Flexibility and creativity.
- Communicating from a bias-free perspective.
- High professional ethical standards.
- Respect for Seabird Island Band rights and entitlements.
- Satisfactory Criminal Records Check
- Please apply online at http://www.seabirdisland.ca/index.php/what-we-do/careers-seabird/
- Upload your resume, illustrating your ability to fulfill this position.
- Upload a cover letter, indicating why you think you would be right for this position.
- Note all fields with a * are required to be filled, in order to complete the submission of application.