Position: Clinical Counselor for Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health
Term: 1 year with a possibility for extension
FTE: 0.6 FTE, 21 hours a week, in person (Up to 1.0FTE or 35 hours available)
Wage: $36.00 – $41.00 per hour

Established in 1969, REACH is a non-profit, community-governed organization with a history of primary care innovation. REACH is dedicated to providing high quality integrated health care in East Vancouver to families and individuals of all ages. We focus on clients with complex social, mental or physical needs and offer a widely respected interdisciplinary approach to care within our medical, dental, pharmacy, multicultural family center and UPCC. We are committed to providing inclusive, accessible and sustainable programs and services to support the physical and mental health and well-being of our community and individuals within it.

Position Summary

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Clinical Counselor, who will work with our multidisciplinary allied care team to provide short-term mental health support for patients with complex needs.

This position supports the team with groups, 1:1 counselling support, and outreach services. Key responsibilities include conducting assessments, making referrals, developing treatment plans, providing crisis intervention, critical incident debriefing, and facilitating conflict resolution and mediation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, and an understanding of the unique challenges faced by immigrant and refugee clients. The clinical counselor practices through a trauma-informed lens, and in a culturally safe way, while providing therapeutic support to help clients navigate complexities of acculturation, trauma, and adjustment.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Post-Graduate degree (master’s level or equivalent) in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Registered member of British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), or relevant professional association.
  • Minimum three years’ experience,
  • Experience working with marginalized populations (mental health and addictions, poverty, vulnerable youth, LGBTQ2I+, and other community members)
  • Experience with Indigenous people and a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing Indigenous people and communities.
  • Additional spoken languages, particularly Spanish, Arabic and/or relevant to the Grandview Woodlands community, is an asset.

For full job description, please visit https://www.reachcentre.bc.ca/careers

How to apply
Email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter in one PDF to HR Coordinator, Hailey Ng
with subject line: Clinical Counselor for Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health by May 31st, 2024

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