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JOB POSTING File #1127

DATE:

January 23, 2020

POSITION:

Clinical Counsellor

Temporary – Full Time (1-year Contract)

Bargaining Unit Position

LOCATION:

Warden Housing Program and 636 Kennedy Road

REPORTS TO:

Director, Client Services

DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for providing single session and brief individual and family counselling, case management, education, advocacy, and consultation to support youth, generally ages 16-24, and their families or caregivers presenting with mental health, emotional or behavioral issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides brief and ongoing individual, family and parent counselling. Makes appropriate treatment recommendations in collaboration with clients. Assesses effectiveness of counselling support and collaboratively alters approach to suit client needs.

  • Prepares documents and other resources for client sessions: takes clinical notes during counselling sessions, enters information, and prepares letters and reports.

  • Manages cases: follows up by telephone; makes appropriate referrals; researches and coordinates external services; works with multidisciplinary professionals, such as child protection and youth justice. Reports to appropriate person or body any incidents that may jeopardize client, staff or community safety.

  • Develops professionally through supervision, team meetings, case consultations, external training events.

  • Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plan.

  • Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or directly related discipline.

  • Specialized training in brief and single session clinical counselling models (such as; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CBT, Narrative, etc.), training in evidence-based practices, familiarity with outcome informed approaches and trauma informed practices, diversity and anti-oppression training, familiarity with standardized assessments.

  • Full member in good standing with a relevant governing body.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in clinical counselling.

  • Knowledge of community services, relevant legislation, and social justice issues.

  • Familiarity with suicide/risk assessment and crisis support services.

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ADDITIONAL

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position will be required to work up to two evenings (after 6 pm) per week.

  • Ability to speak French and/or additional languages an important asset.

 

WORK HOURS:

35 hours per week.

SALARY RANGE:

$55,382 – 62,865

APPLY TO:

counsellingposting@youthlink.ca – Please quote File #1127 in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE:

February 7, 2020

YouthLink values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact accessibility@youthlink.ca.