Teechuktl Family Development Counsellor

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council/Teechuklth (Mental Health Program) is seeking a permanent, full-time Teechuktl Family Development Counsellor to support parents to strengthen their families through parental capacity building.  Based out of the NTC Tofino office this unique position is integral to supporting the reunification between children and parents (pre and post reunification) and will provide family counselling and healing within a culturally safe framework. Travel by boat and plane is involved.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Establish relationships with Nuu-chah-nulth families, and support family through counselling  
  • Work collaboratively with a cross-section of service providers/partners (i.e., mental health and child & family services) in developing effective, strength-based and culturally comprehensive support plans
  • Liaise with NTC Staff, Elders and other resources in reuniting and supporting families
  • Develop and facilitate educational workshops and training (i.e., child development, communication, and parenting skills)
  • Collect case data, and maintain administrative records and reports
  • Support wellness by coordinating family fun activities with local community resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Human Services and 3 to 5 years of professional experience (ideally working with children and families
  • Understanding of family reunification dynamics, child development, addiction on families, individuals, communities 
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed service practice, complex and intergenerational trauma
  • Possess a compassionate and friendly personality, and able to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth governance, culture and traditions considered an asset
  • Computer literate and comfortable using technology in the workplace
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s licence
  • Provide acceptable references and criminal record check

Competitive benefit package; and, salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $63,000 - $80,000.





Contact Info: 

Apply by 4pm on December 4, 2019 by sending your cover letter, resume and three references (available to contact) to:  

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council P.O. Box 1383 Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463

Email: apply@nuuchahnulth.org