A community health centre located 20 minutes north of beautiful Pemberton, BC is looking for an experienced Clinical Counsellor/Facilitator to join their collaborative team and provide individual and group counselling, advocacy, and educational workshops that will assist community members in wellness.
Offering a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package, the opportunity for a flexible schedule and a moving allowance for the right out of town candidate. Ideally suited for someone with related experience, a Masters Degree in counselling and RCC registration, who can engage and build safe, trusting relationships with staff and community members.
About Pemberton, BC:
- Some of the best outdoor recreation you can find including extensive hiking and biking trails, back-country skiing and snowmobiling, plus beautiful lakes, campgrounds and golf courses.
- Vibrant small-town feel and a family friendly community.
- Located 25 minutes north of the world class skiing and biking in Whistler, BC with an easy commute to the office.
- For more information: Pemberton: Your Gateway to Adventure Video
About the Role:
- Flexible full time schedule. Typically Monday to Friday 8:30a to 4:30p. A part-time position can also be an option.
- Competitive salary based on experience.
- Comprehensive benefit package including medical/dental plan and RRSP contributions.
- Relocation funding for the right out of town candidate (up to $2000).
The Perfect Candidate:
- Counselling and workshop facilitation experience with a master’s degree in counselling or social work is required.
- Current registration/membership with a recognized professional organization.
- Ability to engage and build safe, trusting relationships with staff and community members; sensitive to community needs.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a positive, compassionate and non-judgmental attitude.
- Strong knowledge of counselling skills and therapeutic modalities; maintain and update skills and knowledge to remain current with ongoing developments in the field.
- Experienced in working with concurrent disorders (addiction/mental health/trauma).
- Working familiarity of group process facilitation techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, etc.
- Previous work experience in assessment as well as individual and group counselling.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Criminal record check and valid driver’s license will be required
- Ability to provide culturally-sensitive therapy for a range of co-occurring mental health, psychosocial, or emotional concerns.
- Maintains positive, professional relationships and works effectively with other program staff, social workers and professionals.
- Provide screening, intake and orientation for community members.
- Develop individualized, strengths-based, and trauma-informed treatment plans, which will help clients progress toward their wellness goals and evaluate progress on a regular basis.
- Use culturally-sensitive and appropriate interviewing techniques to obtain case history and background information to identify symptoms, disclosure of incidents, and precipitating factors.
- Counseling individuals in both group and individual settings with a focus on addictions issues and or formal training in addictions counselling.
- Provide culturally relevant counselling services to community members.
- Ensure services and standards are delivered in a culturally relevant and respectful manner.
- Maintains accurate and current case notes and statistics in approved format in a professional and confidential manner; also responsible for service training and report writing.
- Work with the counselling team to coordinate and deliver various trainings to community members.
- Develop workshop and training schedules.
- Facilitate/co-facilitate both psycho-educational and therapeutic groups as well as prevention activities.
- Coordinate with other mental health workers internally and externally to implement appropriate workshops, education programs, grief groups, and healing programs, as deemed necessary.
- Deliver relevant workshops and training in a professional and engaging manner.
- Engage in community development projects to facilitate healing and growth, and, to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.
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