CCD Counsellor - FTE Temp. maternity leave position - SHORT TERM 3-4 MTHS

Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan - New Westminster, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Within the context of a harm reduction, client centered care model, and in accordance with the standards of practice and the established vision and values of the organization, the Concurrent Disorders Counsellor provides screening, assessment, psychoeducational groups, psycho-ed training and trauma counselling to clients and to industry. Will require a high level of skill with SOC for a highly resistant population. Will be able to utilize motivational interviewing with a refined and honed skillset.

The role requires identification of the existence of concurrent disorders including mental health and/or substance use problems, for client’s who minimize or dismiss use. The successful applicant will have strong skills working with concurrent disorders. Will be able to engage clients in psychiatric & bio-psycho-social assessments, mental status examinations, and case formulations. Will engage in development and implementation of outcome orientated treatment plans that cover concurrent disorders and case-management.

The successful CCD Counsellor will provide treatment services to clients including individual, group, couples and family therapy and education according to theoretical models, with a strong focus on trauma counselling. Will collaborate with others to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction. Will engage client’s wider circle when treatment planning within the confines of established confidentiality practices.

Will participate in case conferences/meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team for identification and management of client mental health issues. Participate in developing and providing education services and contribute to program development in order to meet the needs of the CCD population. Collaborates, consults and provides clinical support and education to colleagues for continuity of care, treatment concerns, specialized services and community resource coordination.


  • Reports directly to the Clinical Supervisor
  • Provides clinical assessment, relationship building, trauma counselling, treatment goal setting, after care, relapse prevention, conflict resolution and referral services to individuals, families and groups.
  • Assesses client needs and consults with clients and others such as families, physicians, and other referral sources, when appropriate, to ensure the development of a comprehensive treatment plan and case formulation
  • Motivates and assists clients in developing and reaching treatment goals.
  • Documents and reports cases for clinical and administrative case conferencing and case management.
  • Provides psychoeducation/workshops to CIRP community as required.
  • Contributes to team building and program and policy development by participating in regular team meetings and peer review process.
  • Facilitate client utilization of community services and rehabilitative programs.
  • Initiates and participates in individual professional development; maintains current knowledge and skills in relation to addiction, dual diagnosis, relationship and family issues.
  • Proactively seeks out ongoing clinical supervision to better serve clients
  • Proactively engages in self evaluation within the context of the therapeutic alliance
  • Participates in agency, inter-agency, and/or inter-ministerial committees as required.
  • From time to time will deliver out of hours community/CIRP programming for special projects/trainings as they arise
  • Maintains clinical records by recording information such as intakes, assessments, treatment formulations, care plans, and progress notes. Maintains statistical information on client activity in accordance with established policies, standards, and procedures, including clinical record standards of Mental Health Services. Obtains consent forms for release of client information.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities by performing duties such as gathering consumer related information and statistics, developing and evaluating clinical protocols, and identifying service needs. Provides input to the Program Director/management regarding policy issues, service gaps, and program development, maintenance, and evaluation needs
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Example of Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work proactively and in a solution focused manner.
  • Ability to work independently whilst recognizing role boundaries
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Comprehensive and demonstrated ability to identify and work with client stage of change and expertly apply MI skills for HIGHLY resistant clients
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive multi-dimensional substance use and mental health assessments to inform treating planning.
  • Demonstrated ability for case formulation using psychological knowledge and models.
  • Demonstrated ability to document case notes using psychological terms and models.


Required Education, Training, and Experience:

Masters Degreein Social Sciences such as social work, clinical counselling and clinical psychology plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience working with clients who have substance use disorders/addictions and/or who are frequently characterized as concurrent disordered.

Bachelors Degreein Psychology (applicants without a Bachelors Degree in Psychology will not be considered)

All interested applicants should submit a current resume, and cover letter including the contact details of three references. Applications are accepted until position is filled, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please call 604-521-8611

Job Type: Full-time Temporary

Salary: $40-45.00 /hour

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $40.00 to $45.00 /hour


  • concurrent disorders: 3 years (Required)