Job Posting 79086

Clinical Counsellor
Encompass Support Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 9 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time

Encompass Support Services Society is an accredited, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of programs and support services in Langley and Aldergrove for over 25 years. We help to build strong, sustainable communities by offering inclusive, accessible services tailored to meet the changing needs of the individuals and community we serve.

At Encompass, we are committed to a journey towards cultural humility and safety; for the well-being of those we serve and those we work along-side. We gratefully acknowledge that the programs, services and offices of Encompass are on the unceded, sovereign Indigenous lands of the Coast Salish People. This includes the territories of Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations. We also acknowledge the Métis and Inuit people who make Langley their home.

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, while cultivating effective and sustainable partnerships.

Our vision is to empower individuals, to connect people, and to enrich lives. We value community, integrity, excellence, accountability, dynamic leadership and culture, advocacy, diversity, empowerment and collaboration.
Programs and supports are designed to build new skills, to foster healthy, productive lifestyles and to improve access to services within our community. Services are low-barrier, all-inclusive and at no cost to participants. Annually, we provide services to over 2500 individuals and families.

The Opportunity

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 children and youth, and their families, who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, and children who demonstrate sexual behaviour problems. This position may also provide comprehensive clinical counselling to children and youth, and their family members, who may present with mental health or psychosocial concerns.

JOB POSTING: 2021-0200 Clinical Counsellor
DATE: November 01, 2021
POSITION: Permanent, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK: 35 Hours per week (Flexible Work Schedule with potential for some weekends and evenings)
SALARY RANGE: Grid 16P Step 2, $40.49
BENEFITS: As per ESSS policy
VACATION: as per ESSS policy
CLOSING: Opened until filled

Key Responsibilities
• Provides comprehensive clinical counselling and psychotherapy to children and youth, and their family members, who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual behaviour problems, utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques. May also provide counselling to children, youth and families struggling to cope, or affected by mild to moderate mental health concerns.
• 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.
• Provides individual, family, as well as group therapy and education groups.
• 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) and to the broader community.
• 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 sexual abuse treatment through basic training, continuing education or clinical experience.
• Specialization in mental health 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.
• Ability to maintain professional integrity and confidentiality.

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
• Eligibility for registration with a professional counselling/social work body in BC.
• Current First Aid certification required.
• Evidence of training in Telehealth.

At Encompass Support Services Society, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. These principles guide us in our programs and services and in fostering an environment of dignity, respect and belonging. We aspire to have a workforce that is representative of our community and country and welcome those who will work respectfully within our inclusive and diverse organization. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.


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