Clinical Counsellor

Pacific Community Resources - Fraser Valley Regional District, BC (30+ days ago)

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Traverse Program - Chilliwack (Job #8760 – 1914)

Two Positions - Regular Full Time (35 hours/week) & Regular Part Time (17.5 hours/week)

  • Flexible Hours may be required
** 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.

Position Summary:
The clinical counsellor works as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth (13-18) in a residential setting. The team works within the strategic objectives of the Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. This position acts as a case manager to youth living in a residential setting. The counsellor 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 clinical counsellor will balance clinical methodologies with recreational and relationship-based practice all within a strength-based, trauma-informed approach. This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health and trauma-informed practices.

Primary Duties:
Provide advocacy, support and clinical counselling to participants in a safe environment using evidence-based interventions.
Develop individual service plans and goals to meet participant needs; liaise with social workers, youth support workers and other professionals
Communicate frequently with the participant’s care team, referring agent and family
Provide family counselling and support.
Engage in periodic evaluation and review of treatment goals and re-negotiate as appropriate
Ensure coordination and ongoing communication with clinical lead and support networks
Maintain appropriate group and individual case files and documentation
Understand and apply the PCRS’s policies and procedures. Identify, address and resolve issues related to policy, emergencies, service provision and facilities where applicable.
Incorporate recreation-based outdoor therapy in coordination with other staff
Participate on committees, working groups, and associations; and develop community networks relevant to managed services.

Academic and Job Experience Required:
Master’s degree or B.A. in a related discipline, as well as registration with a clinical body such as B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association with three (3) years’ experience as a clinical counsellor. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
A sound understanding of addictions, mental health and trauma-informed practices.

Basic Requirements:
Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
Tuberculosis and medical clearance
Current standard first aid certificate
Class 5 Driver’s license with business use insurance
Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
Driver’s abstract

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Team Lead, Traverse Program

Salary Range: $32.26/hour – $36.96/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date: December 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”