Job Posting 77911

Clinical Counsellor
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 31 days (Wed, 29 Dec)
full time - term / contract  •  $32.00 - $24.00 per hour depending on experience

Foundry is a provincial initiative that integrates services for youth 12-24 years old in primary care, social services, mental health, substance use and peer support.  Foundry Abbotsford is a network of over 14 programs with Archway Community Services as the lead agency. 




Provides counselling and assessments to individuals, who are clients of Foundry Abbotsford. The clinician will utilize the Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) model to provide walk-in counselling to youth at Foundry Abbotsford. The clinician will assist with mental health assessments and provision of one-on-one support to Foundry clients that do not fit the requirements of specific Foundry Abbotsford mental health pathways. 

The clinician will facilitate groups and community presentations as needed.



  • Collaborates internally with our multi-disciplinary Foundry Abbotsford team. The successful candidate will help shape the program as well as deliver services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the broad range of issues pertaining to adolescent and young adult mental health and substance use issues, psychiatric diagnosis, and related evidence-based best treatment practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community response procedures, general counselling principles and intervention techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Systems Theory and an ability to incorporate this into mental health assessments and interventions.
  • Involvement in consultations and meetings, available for support and supervision with and for team members.
  • Maintain case notes and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Acts such as Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship Act, Health Care Consent Act, Freedom of Information Act, Child, Family and Community Service Act, pertinent regulations, policies and procedures, and other statutory duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments that include mental health and substance use standardized frameworks and tools.
  • Demonstrated skill in crisis intervention with adolescents and families, and therapeutic skills in individual, group and family interventions.
  • Ability to create and maintain trusting relationships with youth and families as they define themselves.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a multicultural environment, independently and as part of an interprofessional team and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.
  • Provide counselling in a school setting.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers to support service delivery including delivering services online and working with related word processing and database management software applications.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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