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Thank you for your interest in joining the Pacific Centre Family Services Association team!

PCFSA delivers counselling and other supportive programs for children, youth, adults, couples, groups and families.

 


We acknowledge the L’Kwungen speaking people, the Scia’new Nation and T’Sou-ke Nation, on whose unceded traditional territories our work and activities take place.

 

Internal/External Job Posting - Extended #18012021

Job Title: Part-time Regular Clinical Counsellor – Sexual Intervention Program (SAIP)

Grid Level: Grid 16 BCGEU wage grid position, reporting to the Executive Director or delegate

Hours: Part-time position – 14 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Sexual Abuse Counsellor provides a broad range of Telehealth and in-person clinical services to children and youth ages 5-19, as well as support for their families. This is a part-time temporary position of 14 hours per week with the possibility of additional hours. The Sexual Abuse Intervention counsellor operates from some or all PCFSA’s locations.

Please see attached job description for more details on job responsibilities.

Posting date: March 3, 2021

Closing date: Open until filled

Please submit your application by email to Jmunro@pcfsa.org and lnelson@pcfsa.org

This position is open to applicants of all genders and requires BCGEU Union membership. Please contact Jennifer Munro directly with any queries.

Detailed job description is attached.

Qualifications:

A minimum of a master’s degree in a mental health discipline as well as specialized training and experience in a variety of expressive child therapies. Significant experience working with youth living in high conflict families, those with substance use disorders, and vulnerable youth who are at high risk for criminal involvement and exploitation is an asset.

Duties and Activities:

• Conducting social and family assessments, as well as historical reviews of presenting circumstances

• Identifying problems or issues which need to be addressed and setting service goals, with client participation

• Providing intervention through individual/group counselling, support, education, and/or family meetings/interviews

• Evaluating services with participation of individuals served

• Collaborating and consulting with relevant community and health service providers, as appropriate

• Providing recommendations to referral sources, service providers, and/or families, relevant to judicial follow-up, child apprehension or reunification, referral to additional professional resources or case closure

• Maintaining and providing written assessments, reports or statistical information for referral and funding sources, as appropriate

• Maintaining professional records of work with individuals served, according to agency policy (utilizing both hard-copy and database technologies)

• Maintaining appropriate caseload numbers, as determined by agency policy and contractual expectations

• Conducting regular case consultation and supervision sessions, to promote practice excellence, and to address andresolve practice issues and challenges;

• Providing occasional support, supervision and direction to practicum students in the Schools of Social Work, Child Care, Psychology or Art Therapy, as appropriate; and,

• Undertaking other related duties from time to time as may be determined by the Executive Director or delegate. Competencies/Conditions:

• Understands and applies relevant legislation, policy and accreditation standards

• Applies professional ethics to clinical practice

• Maintains competencies, exercises professionalism, and acts within scope of practice constraints;

• Recognizes the signs and indicators of child sexual abuse and/or maltreatment;

• Understands age-appropriate sexual behaviour and stages of normal child development;

• Differentiates between the factors that constitute abuse and/or neglect, and normative parenting styles;

• Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to diversity and culture;

• Understands unique vulnerabilities and treatment considerations in children with disabilities;

• Understand and applies a strengths-based perspective;

• Proficient in biopsychosocialspiritual assessment using established standardized measures and approaches;

• Is knowledgeable regarding mental health symptoms and syndromes;

• Trained in the deliveryof evidence-informed treatment and interventions for child sexual abuse and inappropriate sexual behaviour;

• Understands and applies a family and community systems perspective;

• Balances potential benefits from clinical interventions with potential risks as part of the treatment planning process; and,

• Becomes familiar with relevant agency policies, accreditation standards and legislation, and review these on annual basis, ormore often when there are substantial changes.

Conditions of Employment:

1. This position is 14 hours per week, with the actual schedule to be negotiated with the supervisor, and will include some evening and weekend work, according to program needs.

2. The SAIP counsellor may be expected to use their own vehicle and/or the company vehicle during employment and to transport clients on occasion. Maintaining a valid class 5 driver’s license and adequate insurance coverage of at least ($3,000,000) is required. Mileage will be reimbursed as per the Collective Agreement.

3. The SAIP counsellor will undertake a recent criminal record check prior to commencement of employment.

4. The first three months of employment will constitute a probationary period, after which a performance appraisal will be conducted to determine suitability for further employment.

5. This is a union position (BCGEU).

Additional Information:

This position involves work in stressful circumstances, often dealing with youth and families in crisis situations involving behavioural or justice issues. The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, including managing emergencies, is an ongoing expectation of this position. As this position involves being privy to information of a sensitive nature, the SAIP must be willing to receive an enhanced security clearance, in addition to a criminal record check.

This job description is subject to the finalization of the Job Evaluation 

We are honored to work on the unceded traditional L’Kwungen, Scia’new and T’Sou-ke Territory. We gratefully acknowledge and respect these peoples whose relationship to the land continues today.
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