CRF Indigenous Program Facilitator (Counsellor 1)

The Salvation Army Victoria ARC
July 11, 2018
Victoria, Canada
Job Type
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Employee Relations, Email:, Fax : 250-384-8412
Closing date
July 19, 2018


Interested applicants must respond with cover letter and resume and quote “JO#201834” in the subject line.

Under the direct supervision of the Manager (CRF) and the overall direction of the Executive Director or Designate, the position is responsible for the Indigenous Program
Facilitation/Implementation/Involvement; liaison between the Community-based Residential Facility caseload clients and parole office staff; provision of individual/group cultural/spiritually sensitive indigenous counselling, ongoing support and assistance to CRF client caseload.

Terms of Employment: Permanent FT – 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)


* The use of a personal vehicle is not required in the performance of duties. This position requires union membership.*


Program Facilitation/Involvement:
• Indigenous Cultural/Spiritual Program Facilitation/Implementation/Involvement
• Maintains and updates program attendance daily and submitted on a weekly basis to the CRF Manager.
• Prepares written summary reports on each program participant once thy have left the program (completed or not completed) in a timely manner as directed by the CRF Manager.
• Teaches/facilitates Indigenous Cultural/Spiritual Program in a group setting.
• Monitors/ensures compliance of program participants to expectations of program requirements.
• Conducts one-on-one culturally/spiritually sensitive counselling sessions for each program participant at a minimum once a week.
• Attends/provides input at weekly clinical case conference meeting.
• Participates in on-going program assessment, review and evaluation.
• Ensures appropriate and professional case/group notes are maintained and recorded.
• Continues to build community connections with local indigenous support agencies/bands/relationships and maintain existing ones.
• Strives to ensure program integrity with ongoing improvement and statistical reports.
• Ensures program is sensitive to regional/geographical indigenous practices and support participants in program to connect with their particular cultural practices.
CSC Caseload Duties:
• Supervises/counsels a caseload of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) clients
• Conducts weekly supervision/counselling of clients.
• Ensure on-going communication and liaison with CRF staff and parole/institutional staff regarding safety issues, concerns, risk management with CRF residents.
• Participates in client interventions in conjunction with client and other staff.
• Monitors client behaviour and performance within the CRF and in the community where appropriate.
• Conducts mainland and local institutional visits to promote the program and conduct information and intake interviews.
Administrative/Other Duties:
• Completes statistical data/reports.
• Facilitates staff training/development workshops.
• Facilitates awareness of CRF/programs to the community.
• Assists in pack outs and itemize resident rooms/belongings.
• Prepares weekend passes and travel permits for clients and advise ARC staff of details.
• Links clients into local Corps (church) programs as appropriate.
• May be assigned other related duties in any area of responsibility.


• Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in counselling, psychology, social work or related education (A Master’s degree is preferred, but a combination of education and past work experience will be considered).
• Minimum of two years related experience; program design, implementation and facilitation.
• An individual who identifies as an Indigenous person which may refer to a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Metis or Inuit; North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians as well as non-status and non-registered Indians would be an asset.
• Must have a good working knowledge of various counselling strategies such as person-centred, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, the Stages of Change, Narrative Therapy, attachment theory, etc.
• Must be calm in busy and sometimes stressful situations.
• Must be well organized, able to multi-task, and able to work well in a collaborative team environment.
• Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
• Must have the ability to understand be sensitive to cultural differences.
• Must possess suitable typing skills and computer literacy.
• Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license.
• Must possess and maintain an active valid First Aid/CPR certificate.
• Must provide a Criminal Record Check.
• Must possess an enhanced reliability clearance as a condition of employment.
• Must be presentable in appearance in accordance with ARC standards.
• Must understand and reflect the ARC Philosophy, Standards and Tenets.
• Able to affirm and support the Mission and Values Statements of the Salvation Army.
• Position is subject to personnel screening request and authorization by Correctional Services of Canada.
NOTE: This position requires a First Aid Certification. A Federal Government “Enhanced Reliability” Security Clearance and Criminal Record Check are a pre-requisite to employment commencement.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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