Traverse Program - Chilliwack (Job #8760 – 1905)
Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)
** Please note that this position does not begin until February 2020
PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining a work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.
The clinical counsellor lead aims to carry out the strategic objectives of the Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient clinical services and supervision to our participants and staff at the Traverse Youth Substance Use Treatment Centre. The clinical lead counsellor will provide individual support to clinical staff, carry a caseload, and liaise with families, funders and other professionals. They will also provide group-based addictions therapy and one on one clinical counselling using evidence-based interventions such as attachment theory, child and adolescent growth and development, counselling theories such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, and Existential and Experiential therapies onsite as well as outdoors. The lead clinical counsellor will balance clinical methodologies with recreational and relationship-based practise all within a strength-based, trauma-informed approach. This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health and trauma-informed practices. The lead counsellor will oversee the clinical staff, providing supervision and leadership, while assuring all clinical programming objectives are met.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
Master’s degree or B.A. in a related field combined with at least five (5) years’ experience in a leadership position. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Registration with a clinical body such as the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association with three (3) years’ experience as a clinical counsellor.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Manager, Traverse Program
Salary Range: $34.30/hour – $39.30/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date: November 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”
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Job Type: Full-time