As a neighbourhood-based organization, our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by:
• identifying and responding to community needs,
• collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve,
• cultivating effective, sustainable partnerships.
We are seeking someone who wants to make a difference and has a passion for supporting individuals who have experienced difficulties with coping, mental health concerns and/or trauma. A good fit for our agency is a self-directed, engaging and empathetic Clinical Counsellor who has clear knowledge, experience and understanding of mental wellness and trauma as it relates to the experience of a child, youth or adult. We are looking for someone who can function independently yet also interface well with our Clinical Coordinator who oversees the program. This position will primarily provide comprehensive clinical counselling to adults with mild to moderate mental health concerns or psychosocial concerns. This position may also provide comprehensive clinical counselling, assessment, and psychotherapy to children and youth, as well as their families, who have been affected by mental health concerns, sexual abuse, and/or to children under the age of 12 with sexual behaviour issues.
JOB POSTING: 2020-0100 Clinical Counsellor
DATE: July 21, 2020
POSITION: Temporary Term position, Full-Time
END DATE: March 31, 2021
HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 Hours
Flexible Work Schedule with potential for some weekends and evenings
SALARY RANGE: Grid 16P Step 2, $38.73
VACATION: as per ESSS policy
CLOSING: Opened until filled
ANTICIPATED START DATE: ASAP
• Provides comprehensive clinical counselling and psychotherapy to children, youth, and adults, struggling to cope, or affected by mild to moderate mental health concerns, and children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse or sexualized behaviors, utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques.
• Interviews clients to gather case history information. Assesses profound social, psychological, emotional and/ behavioral issues affecting clients. Identifies core areas of concern to be addressed by clinical counseling.
• Identifies, assesses and monitors client’s needs in conjunction with caregivers and/or other service providers.
• Develops and implements treatment plans and interventions.
• Provides follow-up support to clients after the end of therapy/treatment. Monitors and evaluates clients functioning and interaction with family, friends and in the community. Advises other professionals involved with client’s case where further evaluation or more intensive treatment is required.
• Provides consultation to those working with client cases (social workers, probation officers, other organization staff, and professionals.
• Provides required reports on client’s behavior and progress. Maintains clinical records indicating the nature and duration of treatment.
• Maintains waitlist, monthly reporting and statistical requirements as needed.
• Assesses referrals by gathering information, determining eligibility, service priorities and providing appropriate additional referral services as needed.
• Performs other related duties as required.
1. Education and Knowledge
• Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, Social Work or a related field.
2. Training and Experience
• Two (2) years recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Specialization in mental health treatment through basic training, continuing education or clinical experience.
• Specialization in sexual abuse treatment through basic training, continuing education or clinical experience.
• Direct service delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based services and related provincial and community support service systems.
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant formal counselling, psychotherapy and assessment techniques.
3. Skills and Abilities
• Proficient in comprehensive screening and assessment practices using established standardized measures and approaches.
• Well-developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills.
• Proficient teaching skills.
• Solid organizational and time management skills.
4. Other Information
• Must possess a valid BC class 5 Driver’s license, have a reliable vehicle, business insurance and drivers abstract review. (mileage paid for work use)
• Must possess a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Software.
• Police Information Check
• Registration with a professional counselling/social work body in BC and a minimum of 2 million professional liability insurance.
• Current First Aid certification required.
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