Counsellor, PEACE Program - English & Arabic Speaking

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Title: Counsellor, Children Who Witness Abuse

Languages: English & Arabic Speaking

Status: Permanent, Part Time

Hours: 21 hours/week

Start Date: February 2020

Reference: 2043A

Date Posted: January 17, 2020

The Opportunity:
Working in our PEACE program, the Counsellor will provide individual and group counselling services to children who have witnessed abuse, threats or violence in the home.

Your main focus is providing counselling, education and advocacy support to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have witnessed domestic violence. You will also provide emotional and parenting support for parents regarding the impact on their children of witnessing violence.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide intake and screening to clients;
Complete assessments of children who have witnessed abuse, threats or violence in the home and their readiness for psycho-educational group support;
Assist clients with service goals based on the assessment;
Make referrals to other services as needed;
Provide individual counseling to the child and/or individual family members using basic counselling techniques and Best Practices;
Provide group counselling for children as appropriate;
Facilitate the parent/caregiver’s understanding of their child’s experience and the emotional and psychological impact of the trauma;
Support the non-abusive parent directly or through appropriate referrals for service;
Submit monthly statistics and write program reports as required;
Attend team and staff meetings, and case review meetings as required;
Meet with the Clinical Supervisor for case consultation and review;
Work closely with other community agencies to promote collaboration and cooperation in delivery of service to immigrant women who are victims of abuse/violence;
Work cooperatively with the clinical services team.

Qualified candidates will posses:
Bachelor’s degree in a related human/social service field;
Two years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
Fluency in Arabic;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Experience facilitating groups;
Skills, knowledge and sensitivity on issues related to violence against immigrant and refugee women;
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and independently;
Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.

This position requires union membership. A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment.

To apply, please apply on the DIVERSEcity careers page and upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments. Please note that only Word or PDF formats can be accepted. As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered.

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Additional Information:
Position will remain open until filled; candidates are encouraged to apply before January 31, 2020.

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

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