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Mental Health Counsellor

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Job Order #: 6110686

NOC: 4152
Employer Name:
Partners Family Services
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Dependent on position and experience
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
University Bachelor's Degree
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Partners Family Services
Employer Address:
PO BOX 2741
Contact Name:
Hayley Kennedy
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PARTNERS Family Services is accepting applications for the position of Mental Health Counsellor. PARTNERS staff provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment that assists individuals and families to meet their immediate and on going needs. There is 1 full time permanent position available:

Scope of practice includes crisis intervention, rapid access counselling, clinical counselling, program facilitation, client advocacy and systems navigation.
Travel within a 100km radius of Humboldt may be required on occasion.  

- BSW, BISW, OR current registration with a Canadian counselling body such as CCPA, CCPC, etc.  
- Competent in a variety of counselling modalities including solution focused and brief therapy
- Experience working with youth and adults experiencing moderate mental health challenges including anxiety and depression and other mood disorder
-Experience collaborating and with internal and external stakeholders to ensure coordination of services to clients
- Experience working with community groups, volunteers and agencies
- Strong team work capacity, highly organized, and capable of managing varied demands
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor
- Excellent writing skills, time management, communication and file management skills
- Computer competencies
- Certified in First Aid, CPR, ASIST and NVCI
- Use of personal vehicle including 2mil in liability insurance
-Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector screening

Interviews to commence ASAP. Positions to commence ASAP.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Provincial certificate of registration
 - Membership in a provincial association of social workers
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
 - Act as an advocate for client groups in the community
 - Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with a client group
 - Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
 - Provide public education and consultation regarding counselling services, issues and methods
 - Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems
 - Plan programs of assistance for clients
 - Lobby for solutions to problems affecting client groups
 - Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
 - Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorized protective action when necessary
 - Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and social programs
 - Develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
 - Apply for social program funding
Work Setting
 - Social and family service agency
 - Community service organization
 - Clinic
Client Population
 - Adolescents
 - Adult
 - Social assistance recipient
 - Psychiatric
 - Personal or social adjustment difficulty
 - Minority group
 - Mentally impaired
 - Male
 - Female
 - Elderly
 - Child

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