Website Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must be willing to provide service in a holistic environment that encompasses men, women and children.

 

SALARY RANGE: TBD

 

CLOSING DATE: Friday February 3rd, 4:00 pm

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Community Counselling Supervisor is responsible for planning and facilitating safe therapeutic counselling; ensuring case management duties are completed according to minimum standards, preparing and maintaining administrative duties, demonstrating a supportive, respectful and harmonious team environment.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post Secondary graduate in Social Work or relevant discipline, or a minimum of three years equivalent combination of work and volunteer experience in the provision of services regarding family/intimate partner violence and other relevant disciplines.
  • Understanding of the impact of family/intimate partner violence on the individual family, clan, nation and community.
  • Must provide three current written letters of reference
  • Must be able to provide a current Criminal Records Search including a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and provide a proven safe driving record as indicated by a Driver Record Search
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Native ancestry

DIRECTIONS:

In order to be considered, applications MUST include a cover letter, resume, and 3 current letters of reference.  All documents should clearly state the position applying for.  Please indicate “CONFIDENTIAL” AND “ATTENTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR” and the position applying for on the envelope. Only successful candidates will be contacted.       

Mail to:          Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

P.O. Box 250

Ohsweken, ON

N0A 1M0

Deliver to:     1781 Chiefswood Road

Ohsweken, ON

Email to:       bthomas@ganohkwasra.com

Fax to:          519-445-4825

 

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

Employee will be required to expand and enhance her/his knowledge, abilities and personal suitability and be able to demonstrate/implement these requirements on an ongoing basis.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post Secondary graduate in Social Work or relevant discipline, or a minimum of three years equivalent combination of work and volunteer experience in the provision of services regarding family/intimate partner violence and other relevant disciplines.
  • Understanding of the impact of family/intimate partner violence on the individual family, clan, nation and community.
  • Must provide three current written letters of reference
  • Must be able to provide a current Criminal Records Search including a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and provide a proven safe driving record as indicated by a Driver Record Search
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Native ancestry

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Ganohkwasra’s mission, objectives and values
  • Understanding of family violence, the dynamics of abuse, its effects on individual family and community and understand the root causes of intergenerational trauma.
  • Awareness of traditional and non-traditional community resources
  • Haudenosauneee culture and traditions
  • Diversity in the community culture, values and customs
  • Assimilation and the impact on the community
  • Understanding of trauma informed practices
  • Traditional life cycle responsibilities (human growth and developmental stages)
  • Current provincial and federal legislation relating to Ganohkwasra services
  • Appropriate resources

ABILITY:

  • To keep abreast of new theories and approaches in the field of family/intimate partner violence
  • To plan and facilitate safe therapeutic counseling
  • To maintain a case management system
  • To communicate at a high oral and written level in person and virtual platforms
  • To be objective, respectful and sensitive in the performance of all duties
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To competently operate office equipment; e.g. computers/software, photocopies, fax machine
  • To develop and maintain quality time management skills
  • To assess, prioritize and complete multiple responsibilities
  • To maintain a good rapport with community resources
  • To work flexible hours
  • To be punctual
  • To work in a highly stressful environment
  • To work with a high risk population

 

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

  • Sensitive to other cultures, customs and traditions
  • Maintains and respects healthy boundaries with all individuals
  • Able to demonstrate personal and professional ethics, responsibility, initiative and co-operation
  • Cooperates and works well with others to foster teamwork
  • Objective, respectful and sensitive in the performance of all duties
  • Wiling to engage in the development of your spiritual, emotional and physical self and maintain own therapeutic wellbeing.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES

The Saho’nikonhri:io’ne Men’s Counsellor will fulfill the requirements of this position under the direct supervision of the Community Counselling Supervisor.

Plan and facilitate safe therapeutic counselling to individuals and / or families by providing:

  • accurate and complete intake packages
  • orientation to the environment and counselling process
  • complete comprehensive assessments, circle of life self-assessment and healing journey plan of care
  • ongoing assessment of short and long term goals as identified in healing journey plan of care
  • weekly sessions
  • family / group sessions according to need
  • mediation sessions as identified
  • spousal sessions as identified
  • crisis counselling intervention
  • assistance in the gathering and development of traditional and non-traditional resource material
  • telephone support and home visits as deemed necessary and safe
  • support as an advocate and liaison
  • referrals to appropriate resources
  • transportation when assessed as appropriate

In accordance to the minimal standards ensure all case management responsibilities are current and accurate by:

  • submitting documentation for feedback, revision and approval
  • updating client contact sheets and case management tracking sheets
  • identifying and developing safety plans for high-risk situations
  • reporting all disclosures, safety plans and/or serious occurrences to appropriate authorities
  • completing charting according to the A, B, C, D format
  • filing of incoming / outgoing correspondence
  • following up with referrals
  • revising healing journey plan of care
  • preparing and participating in case conference(s) / review(s) as deemed necessary
  • organizing / attending all relevant case management meetings
  • completing discharge summaries
  • completing evaluations
  • securing all files in a designated locked storage area and ensuring files are not removed from the building

* All files are subject to a file maintenance review

Prepare, conduct and maintain administrative duties in a timely manner by providing:

  • adhering to and abiding by the contents of the Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services operations manual
  • completing and submitting weekly timesheets, appropriate leave forms, monthly reports, Professional / Personal Development requests and summaries as identified
  • individual and group summary reports as required
  • assisting in the development of annual work and training plans
  • assisting in any evaluation process and / or review as required by funding sources
  • completing all requirements of supervision (preparation, participation and completion)
  • attending to all mandatory meetings and training as required
  • submitting all internal and external documentation to immediate supervisor for review and signature
  • completing all duties in the strictest of confidence
  • assisting and planning of menus, purchasing of groceries and supplies when required

Promote a supportive, respectful and harmonious team environment by:

  • working cooperatively and in coordination with all staff members
  • communicating concerns with all staff members in a sensitive, direct manner to promote understanding and resolution
  • attending and participating in staff meetings and training sessions
  • providing compassion / nurturance to those involved with Ganohkwasra who are experiencing death / tragedy e.g. cooking
  • participating in special events related to Ganohkwasra initiatives to encourage wellness and spirit
  • assisting in general housekeeping and maintaining safety requirements of environment
  • providing lunch coverage to receptionist 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. as required
  • informing / liaising with other agencies / community members about family/intimate partner violence from a Haudenosaunee perspective
  • planning, implementing and / or assisting with fund raising activities
  • being willing to participate in personal therapeutic healing process and provide documentation as required/requested
  • relating to one another with respect and kindness to promote the principles of the Good Mind
  • promoting Haudenosaunee principles, values, beliefs, language and customs
  • ongoing maintenance of personal and professional growth and development