BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Youth & Family Counsellor

Competition No.: 2019-YFC
Duration: Auxiliary / On Call
Salary: $34.98 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits
Last Updated: 2/5/19 2:42 PM

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 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 to youth and their families through observation, communication and mental health assessments; formulating reports on each client; and providing information to RCMP members and City staff on the counselling program. 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 other related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have University graduation with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, or a related field with sound related experience counselling youth and their families. Registration with a professional regulatory body (e.g. BCACC, RSW, RCC, CCC) is required, along with a Driver’s License (no restrictions) for the Province of British Columbia. Sound knowledge of the resources available to children and youth in the community. Ability to conduct assessments and provide counselling sessions to children, youth and parent(s)/guardian(s): to prepare reports and maintain records and files using computer software; to develop and maintain harmonious relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. Knowledge of the applicable sections of the Youth Criminal Justice Act is an asset. 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.

Please apply online by Friday February 22, 2019.

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.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Social Services
Posted: February 6, 2019, 11:47 am
Expires: February 22, 2019, 4:45 pm