Family Trauma Therapist

Under the direction of the Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor, the Therapist will be working as part of a culturally-based Trauma – Informed multidisciplinary team working with individuals and their families at a residential family development center.


Preference will be given to individuals with the following qualifications:


  • Master’s level education – Psychology, Social Work Youth and Child Care, Education,      Aboriginal studies degree
  • Certificate from an accredited Counselling Association
  • Direct experience working with families in a counselling relationship
  • Familiarity with the theories of child development, family development, lateral violence, complex trauma, attachment, assessments and the ACES study in relation to family issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of Recovery and Addictions
  • Knowledge of First Nation communities and socio-cultural systems and specific health needs
  • To have knowledge of and willingness to actively support traditional healing practices
  • Training and experience with client assessment
  • Possession of highly acute verbal, auditory, visual and written communication skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS PowerPoint, MS Word
  • Class 4 license is preferred
  • Criminal records check
  • First Aid and CPR Training, WHMIS training is preferred
  • Must be actively practicing your “Self-care” or “Personal Wellness” plan
  • Living a lifestyle free of addictions for a minimum of 3 years
  • Salary is commensurate to your qualifications


All applicants will be screened according to suitability. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interested applicants please submit your resume with a cover letter and three written job related letters of reference to Executive Director.  A Criminal Record Check will be required.


Kackaamin Family Development Centre


Port Alberni

Contact Info: 

Closing: December 18, 2020

7830 Beaver Creek Road

Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8N3