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Job Number:  34600
Clinical Counselling Services Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 28 April 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 28 May 2017
(55 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Br
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $30.00/hour

Job Summary
This part-time contract combines individual clinical counselling with student supervision/training, and some administrative duties. Using a client centered, collaborative treatment approach the Clinical Counselling Services Manager provides brief counselling to adult clients with chronic health problems and depression and anxiety. The Clinical Counselling Services Coordinator undertakes an intake assessment, sets collaborative treatment goals, monitors progress, keeps progress notes, corresponds with other professionals involved in the client’s care, and facilitates ongoing treatment/support, if needed, at the end of the ten, fifty minute sessions.

The Clinical Counselling Services Coordinator supervises students completing practicums as part of their Masters program through weekly one on one meetings to discuss caseload and give feedback about assessment, case formulation and treatment plans. Mentoring these students around ethical decision making and supporting their development as emerging clinicians, is an important part of this work. The Clinical Counselling Services Coordinator also accepts applications for incoming practicum students (2018-2019), and arranges and conducts interviews to select the most suitable candidates.

Administration duties include responding to phone call and e-mail queries about CMHA NWV counselling programs, scheduling client intakes for the program, conducting telephone interviews with clients who self-refer to the Brief Counselling Program, connecting with referral sources and community programs, tracking stats, writing case notes and some progress reports for clients, and attending bi-monthly staff meetings. There is an opportunity to engage in regular peer support with another CMHA counsellor to discuss caseload.

Skills and Qualifications
- Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation, with a minimum of 3 years of counselling experience, post Masters degree.
- Experience with evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and/or other short term, solution-focused interventions
- Experience with adult clients (age 18-90) struggling with chronic illness and related depression/anxiety
- Experience in a clinical supervisory position, mentoring Masters’ level practicum students
- Some familiarity with North Shore Mental Health resources and community support programs
- Ability to work independently, require little clinical support, enjoy teaching/mentoring, and have a passion for supporting a very vulnerable and often-complex client base
- Some experience supporting youth (Grade 8-12) struggling with their mental health is an asset
- Current Level 1 First Aid and CPR certification (condition of employment)
- Criminal Record clearance to work with children and vulnerable adults (condition of employment)

Days and Hours of Work:  2 days/week (14 hours), during business hours on days to be determined. The contract will begin the week of July 24, 2017 and end the week of Aug 31, 2018.


How to Apply:
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To apply for this position: Submit your cover letter and resume together in one PDF via email with the subject line ‘Application: Counselling Coordinator’ to Lisa Fedorak, HR Lead, Office Coordinator at by 9:00am Tuesday May 23, 2017.
Contact Details:
Lisa Fedorak
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Br
300-1835 Lonsdale
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J8

Tel: (604) 987-6959
www:   northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca/

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