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Manitoba Justice
Victim Services, Crown Law is advertizing for a Therapist

P7 Professional Officer 7            Term/full-time

Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number:  33214
Salary(s):   P7 $69,184.00 – $84,277.00 per year
Closing Date:   September 7, 2017
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
The Manitoba Justice Crown Law Division Wellness Program offers debriefing sessions for Victim Services Workers, Crown Attorneys and support staff within the Crown and Criminal Law Branches. The objective of this program is to provide staff with an avenue to discuss the impact and effects of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and to promote the health and well-being of staff so they can meet the needs of victims and to decrease the symptoms of those affected by vicarious trauma.
·         Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
·         Satisfactory Criminal Record check.
·         Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry check.
·         Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry check.
·         Enhanced Security Screening.
·         Must be willing and able to travel to Regional offices within Manitoba.
·         Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with significant clinical experience in trauma, secondary traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Equivalent education such as Social Sciences or Mental Health degrees and experience may be considered.
·         Extensive therapeutic experience providing a full range of clinical therapy services to clients including: interviewing, performing assessments, treatment planning, interventions, counselling, providing referrals and follow-up.
·         Experience providing consultations and recommendations for program development and improvement to executive, senior management and other professionals.
·         Knowledge of the impact and effect of trauma, vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress on individuals and systems.
·         Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders such as other government departments, a variety of professionals and the general public.
·         Excellent written communication skills including (but not limited to) preparing various forms of correspondence, reports, case plan/notes and training presentations.
·         Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak in a clear and concise manner, including the ability to deliver training presentations to staff.
·         Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to effectively manage a high volume of work.
·         Ability to work within a culturally diverse population.
·         Ability to work constructively and co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team.
·         Ability to work under pressure and to manage stress effectively.
·         Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Outlook or equivalent programs.

·         Knowledge of the criminal justice system and its components.
The incumbent will spend most of their time providing assessment, treatment and planning, individual therapy/therapeutic interventions, consultations with other service providers as determined by Divisional Policy or at the request of Departmental staff under the supervision of the Therapist in the Wellness Program. This position is also responsible for referring staff to longer term therapeutic supports and/or counselling or treatment related to other issues of concern. The therapist will act as a consultant to executive/senior managers and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team, will develop alternatives and make recommendations for program improvements in relation to their own observations and/or employee concerns to address individual and overall organizational health requirements. The therapist promotes health and well-being among Prosecution and Victim Services staff so they can meet the needs of clients, victims and witnesses as well as provide an avenue to discuss the impact and effect of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. The incumbent will spend substantial time in the Regional Offices.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 33214
Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services

608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-4394
Fax:  204-948-2193
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.