BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Youth and Family Counsellor

Competition No.: 2019-YFC2
Duration: Auxiliary
Salary: $34.98 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits (2019 Rates)
Last Updated: 7/13/20 9:27 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

This is professional social services counselling work aimed at preventing/reducing negative contact with the police and criminal behavior by children and youth throughout the City. The Youth and Family Counsellor provides clinical counselling to children, youth and their families through a variety of assessments and therapeutic approaches. This includes direct confidential counselling services and referrals through observation, communication, and mental health assessments; formulating reports on each clients; and providing information to RCMP members and City staff on the counselling programs. The work involves considerable independence of judgment and action and requires the ability to function effectively under discordant conditions with a minimum of supervision. Performs related work as required. 

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Psychology or a related field with sound related experience in children, youth and family clinical counselling. A registration with a professional association (e.g. BCACC, RSW, RCC, CCC) is required, along with a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia. Considerable knowledge of the Burnaby Youth Services policies and procedures and applicable sections of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Sound knowledge of the resources available for at risk children and youth in the community. Ability to conduct interviews and engage youth and parent(s)/guardian(s) in clinical counselling sessions; to prepare reports and maintain records and files for assigned portfolios using computer applications; to communicate effectively (i.e. verbal and written), establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts. An Enhanced RCMP Security Clearance must be obtained and maintained while working in this position.

Hours and shifts are dependent on operational requirements and are scheduled by the department on an as needed basis, including evening or weekend shifts. Shifts will be determined in advance by the department based on operational needs and availability for work.

This will posting will remain open until filled.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Organization: Burnaby (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Health Services, Social Services
Posted: July 13, 2020, 1:11 pm
Expires: August 13, 2020, 4:30 pm