Job Posting 75370

Clinical Counsellor - Employment Programs
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, BC
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 24 Sep)
full time

Job Title:  Clinical Counsellor
Language:  Arabic or Punjabi an asset

Status:  Temporary, Full time
Hours:  35 hours / Week
Wage:  $36.92 - $43.05/hour
Grid:  16P
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: March 31, 2022

Date Posted: September 9, 2021
Closing Date:  Open until filled

The Opportunity:

Working within our Employment Programs, the Clinical Counsellor provides support for survivors of Violence in the Practice Care program by providing individual counselling and group sessions . The Clinical Counsellor is responsible for conducting group sessions for mental health awareness and self-care during work from home, as well as providing strategies to work through stress and isolation in remote work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver group therapy services to youth and adult clients participating in a variety of programs;
  • Participate in client service planning alongside clients and other counsellors within the department;
  • Complete assessments of individuals and their readiness for psycho-education and group support;
  • Provide appropriate treatment/support including individual and group therapy;
  • Establish a supportive, therapeutic relationship with clients and their support systems;
  • Develop crisis and service plans with each client and their supports to support and maintain client wellness;
  • Establish and maintain non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with clients, and collaborate and consult with colleagues and other community resources;
  • Provide group-based psycho-educational substance use and mental health supports to participants to develop knowledge and skills that can improve the functioning of the clients;
  • Assist with developing/providing education services as required, and participate in integrated service delivery;
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings, and professional development, evaluation and quality improvement activities;
  • Make referrals to other services as needed.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counselling, psychology, social work or a related discipline from a recognized program;
  • A minimum of 2-years of recent experience facilitating pyscho-educational groups and group therapy or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Qualified candidates will also posses: 

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation from the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors is preferred.  Individuals in the process of obtaining their designation may be considered;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in one of the primary contract languages (Arabic or Punjabi) is an asset; 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams);
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.

A criminal record check is required as a part of this process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments.  As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered. 

This position is not available for sponsorship, only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada can be considered.  

To view all opportunities at DIVERSEcity visit www.dcrs.ca/work-with-us/.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position is based in our Surrey office and is a blend of remote and in-person services.  DIVERSEcity has implemented new safety procedures for in-office and in-person work, to view our safety plan, please visit https://www.dcrs.ca/news/diversecity-re-opening-plan/. Successful candidates will be provided with the training and equipment to safely carry out their duties, ensuring the best protection for our staff and clients.

A comprehensive job description will be provided to all candidates shortlisted for interviews. 

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at (). Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

About DIVERSEcity

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers. For 40 years we have focused on providing specialized services newcomers to find employment, learn English, find housing, deal with family challenges, work through mental health issues and access medical care. DIVERSEcity is a client-centred organization committed to quality and accountability. We value growth, respect, integrity and compassion.  To learn more about DIVERSEcity visit us at https://www.dcrs.ca/.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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