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Employment Opportunities

9 FTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES (updated May 22 2018)

The METRO VANCOUVER INDIGENOUS SERVICES SOCIETY (MVISS), a subsidiary of the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC) is seeking the following 9 Full-time Permanent Positions for a newly established Mental Wellness and Substance Use agency based in Vancouver, serving Vancouver/ Richmond/ North Shore. MVAEC was incorporated in 2009 and acts as a unified collective voice for the urban Aboriginal population in Metro Vancouver. MVISS was recently incorporated to respond to a request for proposals to establish these services. All positions are permanent full-time with group benefits. ALL applicants must be able to demonstrate they can provide culturally- based, trauma-informed practice. Substantial program model training will be provided to all staff in first 6 months.

QUALIFICATIONS

Mental Wellness Director
Indigenous-designated: Registered Clinical Supervision Designation with a Masters Degree; minimum 5-7 years experience ideally including clinical supervision. Excellent understanding & experience in trauma informed Indigenous healing needs & practices. Ability to facilitate & lead Indigenous mental wellness individual & group circle work. We may consider someone without clinical supervision and arrange this as a fee for service allowing the Director to focus on programming & admin.

Mental Wellness Counselors/Facilitators
Indigenous-preferred: Minimum 5 years experience, Masters degree in a relevant training with a focus on substance use and facilitating trauma informed mental wellness work. Ability to facilitate Indigenous mental wellness individual and group circle work. Utilize best of both western and Indigenous philosophies.

Cultural Wellness Counselors/Facilitators
Indigenous-designated: Minimum 3-5 years experience, Undergraduate Degree in a relevant training with a focus on substance use; grounded in Indigenous cultures as the Intervention and able to apply a Native Wellness Assessment protocol. Ability to operate Indigenous cultural frameworks; facilitate trauma informed mental wellness individual and group circle work with Indigenous people.

Youth Wellness Counselor/Facilitator
Indigenous-preferred: Minimum 3-5 years experience, Undergraduate Degree in a relevant training with a focus on substance use; grounded in Indigenous culture. Ability to operate through Indigenous cultural frameworks & facilitate trauma informed mental wellness individual & group circle work with Indigenous youth.

Intake Worker Navigator 
Indigenous-preferred: Minimum 2-3 years experience with Undergraduate Degree or a Diploma with greater experience (4+ yrs.); able to provide compassionate care, as a second contact to persons seeking supports. Process intakes for the various services offered by MVISS and work as a team to engage persons served into the various supports offered and available. Supports and navigates referral needs.