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Mental Health Counsellor

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Job Order #: 5659014

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Partners Family Services
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University Bachelor's Degree
3-5 Years
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Partners Family Services

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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. The Mental Health Counsellor will primarily work with adult and youth clients facing a variety of challenges including mood disorders, conduct disorders, family disharmony, etc.
This position is a casual position with hours varying between 0 and 32 hours per week, dependent on caseload. The worker will be responsible for scheduling their own clients for in office counselling sessions to ensure their clients needs are met.
- BSW/BISW/MPsych or other relevant degree and registration with an appropriate governing body
- A minimum of 3 years experience working with youth and adults in a counselling setting, with a focus on working with individuals with mood disorders
- Experience with bereavement would be an asset
- Proficiency in intake, assessment, file management, case planning, etc
-Experience collaborating and with internal and external stakeholders to ensure coordination of services to clients
- Strong team work capacity, highly organized, and capable of managing varied demands
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor
- Computer competencies
-Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector screening

PARTNERS Family Services offers competitive wages, benefits and generous vacation and sick leave policies.

Interviews may begin before the posted closing date if suitable applicants are found.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Public transportation is not available
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Willing to travel
 - Own vehicle
 - Own transportation
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
 - Membership with a provincial association for marriage and family therapy
 - Registered Clinical Counsellor
Additional Skills
 - Perform administrative tasks
 - Use computer applications
Specific Skills
 - Teach life skills
 - Liaise with communities
 - Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
 - Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
 - Evaluate effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions
 - Evaluate clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
 - Interview clients
 - Prepare case histories
 - Provide consultation services to government and other organizations
 - Provide public education
 - Write reports (assessment, follow-up, progress, court reports, etc.)
Work Setting
 - Community service organization
Client Population
 - Homeless
 - Males
 - Females
 - Persons with mental health disabilities
 - Young offenders
 - Culturally diverse groups
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Children
 - Families
 - Seniors
 - Adults
 - Adolescents
Work Location Information
 - Rural community
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Large caseload
 - Tight deadlines
 - Work under pressure
Security and Safety
 - Eligible for professional liability insurance
 - Driving record check (abstract)
 - Child welfare check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Area of Counselling Specialization
 - Cross cultural issues
 - Anxiety/panic
 - Anger management
 - Bereavement
 - Behaviour disorders
 - Compulsive gambling
 - Conflict resolution
 - Crisis intervention
 - Depression
 - Family and marriage
 - Life transitions
 - Mediation
 - Personal growth and self-development
 - Sexual abuse and trauma recovery
 - Stress management
 - Substance abuse


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