SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who evaluates, conceives, defines and implements treatment programs using various therapeutic means and art therapy approaches based on creativity. She/he could use artistic material or music, in accordance with the theoretical and practical foundations of art therapy, in order to answer the individual and collective needs of the users. She/he writes reports, evaluates the progress of the users and updates their files.
• Integrate cultural therapeutic approach for clientele;
• Work in collaboration within the community resources in cultural approach programs;
• Work closely with the rehabilitation staff, multidisciplinary team and external partners;
• According to the needs of the clientele, he or she should use therapy sessions in a cultural setting;
• She or he may use art therapy approaches;
• Participates to the development, implementation, evaluation and review of rehabilitation programs, and of standards of the professional practice.
• Master's Degree in Art Therapy;
• Member of the Association des Art-Thérapeutes du Québec is an asset.
• Two (2) years of pertinent experience.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of Cree culture, social/health issues and Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Knowledge of, or ability to grasp the issues and context related to First Nations mental health and dependencies services;
• Ability to apply Eeyou/Eenou culture, values, traditions and teachings into programs and services where possible;
• Ability in the identification and analysis of the clientele needs;
• Ability to communicate theoretical and practical knowledge, as applied to coaching and training;
• Experience with community-based interventions and coordination of service plans;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Team work capabilities.
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset.
• Must be willing to visit other Cree communities when requested in a time of crisis.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.