Employment Opportunities

Clinical Youth and Family Addictions Counsellor

Full Time 35 Hours/Week

Pathways Addictions Resource Centre is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Youth and Family Counsellor to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Addictions Counsellor will provide out-patient counselling, treatment referrals and support to youth and their families dealing with substance use, addictions and mental health and while working in a collaborative team environment.

Duties Include:

  • Provide assessments, treatment planning, individual therapeutic counselling, referrals, ongoing case management, and counselling services to clients dealing with substance use disorder
  • Facilitate groups for youth, adults, people affected by someone else’s use
  • Facilitate family and group counselling sessions
  • Liaise with agencies and referral sources including Penticton Foundry, School Districts, MCFD, probation, social services, mental health and other community organizations as part of the client treatment plan
  • Maintain confidential records on a client management system including case notes
  • Deliver psychoeducational workshops to community groups and the public
  • Contribute to an innovative and positive team environment
  • Adhere to all agency policies, procedures and professional code of ethics

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling or related Social Service field with 2 years of recent related clinical experience, including at least two (2) year’s experience in a substance use and mental health program providing therapeutic individual and group counselling
  • Must be or can be registered as RCC/BCCSW
  • Supervision of Practicum Students an asset
  • Experienced in Trauma Informed Practice
  • Familiar with other services and resources in the community, including referrals to treatment centres
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a case management team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other client management systems
  • Must pass a criminal record check and agency screening process

Position starts on April 25, 2022. Wages starting at $29.00 per hour include company benefit package.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send cover letter, resume and references by April 15, 2022 to
:

Ms. Daryl Meyers
Executive Director
Pathways Addictions Resource Centre
darylmeyers@pathwaysaddictions.ca

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.