Fetal Alcohol Mentor
Health & Wellness - Winnipeg, MB

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JOB TITLE........................................: MENTOR
COMPETITION #.............................:
NATIONAL OCCUPATION
APPLICATION DEADLINE............: *** Oct 26 -2012 ***
INTERVIEW DATE.........................:
START DATE..................................:
WAGE TYPE...................................: DOQ
WAGE AMOUNT............................:
NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............: 1
POSITION TYPE.............................: PERMANENT, FULL-TIME
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the general direction of the Senior Mentor/FASD Educator, the
Mentor is responsible for providing a broad range of promotion, outreach,
intervention and treatment services and supports, that focus on intervention
and health preservation for both high-risk women and women with difficult
life circumstances, including their families, in the areas of substance abuse
/ misuse and fetal alcohol awareness and prevention in order to promote the
adoption of healthier lifestyles and living. The Mentor shall ensure that
all activities are undertaken in a manner that is consistent with, and
complementary to, the Vision Statement, the Principles and Values and the
policies and procedures of the Centre.

  • Reviews intake assessment instruments and techniques completed by Senior

Mentor/FASD Educator for the purpose of providing awareness of, and
connection to the FAS/E program, and to develop a trusting, respectful
relationship with the constituent(s).

  • Coordinates home visitation and community support activities designed to

maintain a level of contact and service delivery matching the identified
needs of the constituent(s) and, where required and appropriate, provides a
broad range of crisis support and intervention activities.

  • Provides counseling and support to program participant(s) with emphasis on

establishing individual goals, objectives and monitoring points within the
program. Engages in an ongoing process of monitoring progress, providing
constructive feedback and necessary interventions which utilizes an appropriate combination of traditional methods and values partnered with
access to contemporary physical, emotional and psychological services.

  • Maintains an awareness of agencies, programs and supports providing

community and culturally based health, wellness and lifestyle supports
relative to the FAS/E Program, and ensures an effective integration and
delivery of services to constituent(s).

  • Facilitates, and provides support to, individual and group activities such

as personal counseling sessions, Sharing Circles, Sweats and Retreats which
are designed to provide a base of personal knowledge and reference to
constituents through individual and shared interactions and discussions.

  • Maintains a thorough and accurate record of all constituent contacts,

personal visits and appointments, agency referrals and document progress
towards achieving the goal(s) and objective(s) established collaboratively
with each Constituent.

  • Provides information regarding the mandate of the FAS/E Program, associated

services provided in support of that mandate, and other Centre programs
applicable to current and prospective Constituents.

  • Acts as an advocate with other agencies, organizations and individuals for

the purpose of addressing immediate needs, while constantly encouraging and
supporting personal empowerment, independence and self-reliance, for current
constituents,

  • Adheres to the definition of, and reporting procedures for, suspected

instances of child abuse as set forth in the Child and Family Services Act.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Social Work or a BA in Social Sciences with a

principal emphasis on counseling services, or a combination of education,
such as an Applied Counseling Certificate and / or counseling courses through
Red River College combined with directly related experience deemed
equivalent by the Centre.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in dealing with the prenatal

substance abuse / misuse issues utilizing a multi-discipline intervention and
treatment approach.

  • Previous practical experience in working within an Aboriginal-based

community services providing physical, emotional, spiritual and social
support to individuals and families.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a demonstrated

proficiency in conducting individual / group counseling, leading group
presentations and group facilitations and effectively dealing with situations
of conflict and stress.

  • Possess a current Province of Manitoba Driver’s Licence and a suitable

vehicle for work-related transportation.

  • Practical experience in the operation of a personal computer, including the

use of word processing software and spreadsheet applications and other
general office equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to perform independent fieldwork with

primary emphasis on the development and maintenance of effective direct
constituent relations and maintaining accurate case records.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently within a fast-

paced, high stress environment.

  • Ability to communicate in an Aboriginal language(s) would be a definite

asset.

  • Demonstrated capacity to function effectively in a working team environment
  • Other related duties that may be assigned.

REFERRAL PROCESS..........................: Please submit resume and cover letter by 1pm Oct. 26, 2012

Please have client self identify.

Client must have a valid driver's license and
reliable vehicle. Travel/field work may be required

Client must be familiar with computer applications
and software such as word, excel, Microsoft Office,
internet.

Ability to speak an aboriginal language considered an
Asset

Please refer to qualifications in job order


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