Clinical Counsellor

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

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Working within our Counselling Services Department, the Counsellor - English & Arabic Speaking will provide counselling, support, outreach and advocacy to immigrant and refugee women, youth, children or families who have experienced family violence, sexual assault or historical abuse. Services are delivered in English & Arabic.

The Counsellor will support the following programs:
Family Counselling
Child & Youth Mental Health

Key Responsibilities:
The Clinical Counsellor will provide intake and screening to clients and complete assessments of women and/or families who have witnessed abuse, threats or violence in the home and their readiness for psycho-educational group support and will identify areas of concern to be addressed by clinical counselling.

The PEACE Program Counsellor will complete assessments of children who have witnessed abuse, threats or violence in the home and their readiness for psycho-educational group support and facilitate the parent/caregiver’s understanding of their child’s experience and the emotional and psychological impact of the trauma. The Counsellor will support the non-abusive parent directly or through appropriate referrals for service.

Additional responsibilities include:
Assist clients with service goals based on assessments;
Make referrals to other services as needed;
Provide individual counselling to the client and/or individual family members using basic counselling techniques and Best Practices;
Provide group counselling for women and/or children as appropriate;
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 and/or children who are victims of abuse/violence;
Work cooperatively with the clinical services team.

Mandatory Qualifications:
Master's degree in Counselling or related human/social field
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation

Qualified candidates will also posses:
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 and children;
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 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.

This position is not available for relocation or sponsorship; we can only consider those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Additional Information:
Position will remain open until filled.

A comprehensive job description will be provided to all candidates shortlisted for interviews.

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.