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Job Number:  36176
Clinical Addictions Counsellor
Job Posted: Thursday, 29 June 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 21 August 2017
(64 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Keremeos, BC Salary: $30.55/hour - $35.00/hour
Keremeos Youth and Young Adult Treatment Centre

Regular Full Time


Pacific Community Resources Society requires a regular, full-time experienced clinical counsellor to provide their expertise in a remote youth and young adult addictions treatment centre in Keremeos.


Position Summary:

This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health, and trauma informed practices. In addition, the successful candidate will show expertise in attachment theory, child and adolescent growth and development, counselling theories such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Existential and Experiential therapies. 


The successful applicant will have strong knowledge base of successful treatment practices for youth and young adults and the ability to balance clinical methodologies with recreational and relationship based practice.


Primary Duties:

1) Provision of Clinical Services:

  • Provides group and potential one-on-one clinical counselling with participants using evidenced-based interventions in coordination with participant goals as well as on-going communication with the clinical manager as well as relevant support networks.
  • Provides on-site family counselling or supports if needed.
  • Understands the importance of working with other professionals to provide services that are relevant to local need.
  • Provides both insight and practically focussed counselling while maintaining a safe
  • Plans and implements relevant group programming using Mindfulness Based Sobriety framework.
  • Acts as a positive role model for youth, young adults, and families. Also assists the youth in developing values of honesty, self-assertiveness, respect for others, and a lack of dependency on substances, self-abusive and / or destructive behaviour.
  • Ability to add to and implement a trauma informed environment.


2)  Maintains Administrative Policies:

  • Participates in the work of PCRS’s committee system and is responsible for the implementation of the agency’s policy.
  • Attends and participates in all supervision and staff meetings, training sessions, committee meetings, and agency all-staff meetings.
  • Gives and receives constructive criticism.
  • Communicates effectively with both co-workers and supervisors.
  • Maintains appropriate group and case files and documentation.
  • Maintains petty cash records according to the financial policies of the agency.
  • Carries out administration tasks as assigned.


3) To Work as a Member of a Treatment Team:

  • Develops and implements written service plans in concert with the clinical manager, home support team and youth or young adult.
  • Formalizes in writing specific service goals arising out of the service plan.
  • Explains the Program’s expectations and confidentiality policy to the youth and obtains a written or verbal consent to treatment.
  • Maintains records and case notes describing significant treatment related information.
  • Engages in periodic evaluation and review of treatment goals and re-negotiates goals as is appropriate.
  • Produces detailed written assessments and discharge reports as required by agency policy.


4) To Maintain Health and Safety:

  • Manages acting out behaviour by applying methods of logical consequence in accordance with agency policy. Intervenes effectively to prevent or diffuse violence.
  • Handles emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency policy.
  • Maintains good safety practices and a preventative approach.
  • Takes responsibility for monitoring the youth’s health, making appointments with relevant professionals when necessary.
  • Understands the stresses of the job and takes steps to prevent personal burn-out.


Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Master’s Degree or BA in a related field as well as registration with a counselling body such as the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Three years of experience as a clinical counsellor.
  • Possess excellent time management skills; ability to balance multiple, often conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to respond to crisis scenarios using agency protocols and ethics
  • Effective team collaboration skills
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills are essential. Committed to the Agency’s mission, vision and values


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid standard First Aid Certificates are required for all the positions.
  • Class 5 drivers’ licence preferred with Business Use Insurance.
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
  • Driver’s Abstract
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Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
www:   www.pcrs.ca/our-jobs/clinical-addictions-counsellor/

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