Dan’s Legacy – Therapist Job Description
Dan’s Legacy is currently seeking a full-time experienced Therapist to work with youth at risk, ages 15 to 25, in Metro Vancouver. Our growing team of therapists work in dynamic partnerships and inter-disciplinary teams to provide long-term trauma-informed and culturally safe counselling for marginalized youth, many of whom are in care or have aged out of care, have experienced trauma, and may be experiencing substance use and/or precarious housing and employment.
Dan’s Legacy is a rare and unique place to work, applying our trauma-informed practices at all levels of our work, including with our team members. As a member of the therapy team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with highly skilled professionals including other therapists, social workers, outreach workers, and employment specialists. We also provide rich and diverse opportunities for professional development as well as clinical supervision for individuals and as a team. This position reports directly to the Program Manager – Counselling.
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If you would like to be part of our team, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter outlining the following:
About Dan’s Legacy
Dan’s Legacy provides trauma-informed and culturally sensitive counselling and life-skills programs to youth at risk in Metro Vancouver. These young people, aged 15 to 25, are at significant risk of overdose, self-harm, homelessness, and suicide. Dan’s Legacy’s therapy and outreach teams go directly to the youth wherever they are, there are no wait lists, and all the organization's services are free. In the past year, Dan’s Legacy helped over 600 youth stabilize their mental health, and begin working towards their educational, employment and recovery goals.
Counselling Program Description
Dan’s Legacy’s counselling programs are designed to meet the specific needs of this highly vulnerable group, with holistic therapy based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness principles, balanced with proper diet and exercise. When these youth cannot access counselling and life-skills support, they are at risk of developing serious and life-long mental health issues, chronic unemployment, homelessness, addiction, and death by suicide.
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Dan’s Legacy is an equal opportunity employer, and we attempt to hire those who reflect the diversity of our clients - Indigenous, Black, Hispanic, South Asian and LGBTQ2S+ people are encouraged to apply. We respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that our work takes place on the unceded, and traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples.
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