Opportunities

Job Title: PEACE Counsellor/Child & Family Counsellor

Qualifications, Experience, & Duties: See the job description attached.

Job Location: Campbell River

Hours: 28 hours per week (.8 FTE)* see hour breakdown:

17.5 hours per week – Gold River PEACE Program

10.5 hours per week – Child & Youth Counsellor

Status: Regular, part-time

Schedule: To be determined with the Executive Director

Salary Rate: $37.55 - $47.46 per hour, Paraprofessional grid 14, step 1*

Apply to (cover letter, resume, and 3 references):

Laurie Overton, Executive Director

Email: laurie.overton@crfs.ca

 This position is open to applicants of all genders.

This position requires union membership and the completion of a criminal record check.

Vehicle required for the performance of duties.

Campbell River Family Services Society is an employment equity employer.

*All JJEP/Paraprofessional positions are subject to wage grid levels. Positions begin at Step 1 and are increased to Steps 2 through 4 based on the number of hours worked.

JOB DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM TITLE: CHILD/YOUTH DESIGNATED COUNSELLING PROGRAMS

POSITION TITLE: CHILD & FAMILY COUNSELLOR

CLASSIFICATION: ADULT, YOUTH, AND/OR CHILD COUNSELLOR – PARAPROFFESIONAL GRID LEVEL 14

REPORTS TO: CHILD AND YOUTH TEAM LEADER

WORK SITE: CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

Campbell River Family Services Society (CRFSS) has served families' needs since 1977. We are a non-profit, charitable organization with extensive experience providing quality services to children, youth, adults, and families. CRFSS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is staffed by qualified, dedicated individuals throughout all levels of the organization.

Our Mission: We enhance the well-being of families and individuals through the programs and services we provide.

Our Vision: Because Campbell River Family Services Society exists:

  • Campbell River Families have the resources they need to be healthy, strong, and resilient.
  • Campbell River has an organization that is stable, healthy, and able to provide important family programs and services.
  • Campbell River is a strong, thriving, connected community where the well-being of families matters.

Three Key Strategic Priorities:

  1. Exemplary Service to Clients
  2. Sustainability of Operations
  3. Enhancing Truth and Reconciliation

Summary

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Child & Family Counsellor provides services to children, youth, and their parents/caregivers.  These services include assessing client problems, developing and implementing counselling plans, planning and conducting individual and/or group counselling sessions using a variety of therapeutic counselling techniques, providing skill building in problem areas and providing case management services.

PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment) Program (17.5 hours per week in Gold River): providing counselling, education and advocacy support to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been exposed to and/or witnessed domestic violence/abuse. Provides emotional and parenting support for parents regarding the impact on their children of witnessing violence. This requires travel to Gold River once per week.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathers information relevant to clients’ problems by interviewing, observing behaviour, meeting with caregivers and service providers and using a variety of inventories, checklists, and questionnaires. Conducts structured analyses of the information gathered to provide an assessment of clients’ problems.
  • Develops and implements counselling plans and interventions using a variety of therapeutic counselling techniques drawn from theoretical frameworks such as family systems, solution-focused, narrative, psycho-dynamic group work, and advanced group counselling techniques to resolve the assessed problems.
  • Monitors clients’ progress and provides follow-up planning.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling plans, report clients’ progress and discuss case management and related concerns with therapists, social workers, peers, or other professionals.
  • Provides case management services and consultation to other service providers. Provides information on and refers clients to other community service providers, resources or professionals as required.
  • Provides skill building in the areas of parenting skills, anger management or self-management skills.
  • Maintains related records and statistics and provides reports to the supervisor as required.
  • Liaises with and/or promotes the interests of clients with other community service providers, professionals or school personnel as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Well-developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills
  • Good organization, time, and general management skills
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices in the field
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding of the client

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related human/social service field
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience

 Additional Information

This position requires you to work in a stressful environment, on an outreach basis, outside the organization’s facilities.  The worker often deals with clients in crisis situations.  Managing emergency situations is an ongoing expectation of this position.  The worker may be required to work outside normal office hours, depending upon the availability of the client.  A vehicle is required for the performance of duties.

 Diversity

Campbell River Family Services Society welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. Our mission is to build a workplace as diverse as the community we serve, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity, regardless of background or identity.  Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets. Together, we'll redefine what's possible in the social services sector.