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Job Number:  40570
Youth Counsellor, Nexus
Job Posted: Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 19 January 2018
(57 days ago)
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Upon Hired


The Youth Counsellor will be responsible for the provision of a full range of intervention and counselling services to youth and / or their families being adversely affected by their (or others’) use of chemical substances.



  • Participates as a constructive and integral member of the Nexus Team including consultation, sharing of information and expertise and participation in weekly staff meetings.
  • Assesses youth and family needs and establishes goals with the participation of the youth.
  • Provides I to I counselling services.
  • Provides Crisis Intervention services.
  • Provides Outreach services in the community.
  • Provides support for youth while they are in the program and, as appropriate, provides follow up support to youth upon leaving the program.
  • Responsible for case management including evaluation of youth progress.
  • As case manager discusses case planning and concerns with members of the team as well as with other professionals in the community. Strictly respects client and agency confidentiality of information.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of community resources to meet the youth and family’s needs.
  • Provides liaison, education and advocacy to other professionals, other agencies and the community.
  • Participates in staff training sessions and public education forums, seminars and conferences relevant to specific program areas.
  • Participates in the evaluation of programs and the collection of data.
  • Maintains up-to-date records on clients. Completes all required documentation.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • B.S.W. or B.A. in relevant social science plus one year’s experience working with adolescents and / or families.
  • Experience in working with substance abusing adolescents is a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of intervention strategies related to Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention, Children & Youth Abuse and Neglect, etc.
  • Knowledge of relevant counselling and assessment techniques and therapies used with youth and parents.
  • Positive attitude toward substance abuse resolution.
  • Knowledge of adolescent developmental needs and tasks.
  • Experience in assessment and documentation.
  • Knowledge of services for adolescents in general and substance abuse specifically.
  • Knowledge of peer counselling.
  • A passion for working with youth.
  • A team player who is flexible and self-motivated.
  • Other attributes would include an overall philosophy that values and respects the wisdom of youth.
  • Good organization, time and general management skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must exhibit personal maturity and sound judgment, be self-motivated, results oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a variable workload, and competency with handling the pressure of multiple tasks and deadlines; many involving confidential information.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate.
  • Reliable vehicle insured for business use (two million liability).
  • Class IV license

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) salary position with group benefits after six months and pension after one year.


Thank you to all persons that apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Email a resume and cover letter.
Contact Details:
Nexus Youth and Family Counsellor Hiring Committee
www:   www.bgcbc.ca

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