Traditional Case Counsellor
The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.
The Traditional Case Counsellor will be working in Hay River and reports to the Warden. As a Traditional Case Counsellor your duties will include working with supervisors and managers to adhere and maintain operational priorities and objectives, while providing persons in custody with case management and support. The successful incumbent provides, develops and delivers addiction programs, counselling and supervision to persons in custody in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Corrections Service, Department of Justice.
The critical knowledge, skills and abilities required are as follows;
• Proven knowledge of addictions counseling in Aboriginal setting, demonstrated knowledge of therapeutic treatment option as well as the skill and ability to provide such treatment to persons in custody.
• Proven knowledge in the causes and effects of drugs and alcohol & addictions on individuals, families and communities, demonstrated knowledge of the models of addictions (abstinence model, moral model, harm reduction model, etc.).
• Proven theoretical understanding of human behavior and persons in custody issues, ability to assess and evaluate human behavior.
• Proven knowledge of practical corrections techniques with the ability to exercise sound judgment in application (use of restraints, non-violent crisis intervention, and suicide intervention).
• Proven counselling skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
• Ability to interpret legislation, policy and court documents (i.e. warrant of committals, fine defaults, remand warrants).
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
This is typically attained by a:
A Diploma in Social Science related field combined with training in addiction counselling.
Two years experience in case management in Correction/Social Services field.
Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
209 62 WOODLAND DRIVE
HAY RIVER, NT X0E 1G1
Tel (867) 874-5085
Fax (867) 874-5095
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.
This Job Opening is limited to Aboriginal Persons indigenous to the present boundaries of the Northwest Territories and includes any aboriginal person resident at birth and any Canadian aboriginal persons who have lived more than half of their life in the Northwest Territories.
This Job Opening is also limited to residents living within the following communities of the South Slave Region:
Fort Simpson, Nahanni Butte, Wrigley, Trout Lake, Fort Providence, Hay River, Hay River Reserve, Fort Smith, Enterprise, Fort Resolution, Fort Liard, Kakisa.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID #19215
Closing Date: October 28, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time
The salary for this position starts at $49.71 per hour (approximately $97,325. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $4,593.
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License.