Assessment & Intake Counsellor

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  • Job ID 13244

Job Description

Our client is looking to hire a forward-thinking Assessment Counsellor who can provide effective, best practice, treatment for men at our premises in Vancouver, and online. Having previous experience in completing assessments, you should be comfortable in supporting a wide range of male-specific issues, diagnoses, presenting problems, and using as well as interpreting, psychometric testing. Additionally, applicants will enjoy working with other Counsellor’s in a treatment team approach including case consultation and supervision sessions.

Our Assessment Counsellor will be:

  • Focused on client-centred treatment.
  • Good listeners and excellent communicators.
  • Great team member, providing expertise in clinical consultation.
  • Positive and open to doing things in new ways.
  • Change facilitators.
  • Creative in steering clients to find out more about themselves, develop confidence and have their needs met.
  • Committed to record-keeping and evaluation.

Qualifications:

You will have a Master’s Degree in Counselling/Psychology or related field, have experience completing assessments in a structured mental health setting, and hold an RCC or CCC designation.

Responsibilities:

This role comes with great responsibilities. They include the following:

Clinical

  • To screen and assess clients appropriately so they may be supported, directed, or referred on as appropriate.
  • To pair clients effectively with the best fitting member on our treatment team.
  • To provide structured counselling, for adults [18+] with mild to moderate mental health problems.
  • To organize and manage work and caseload of up to 6 assessment counsellor clients per day.
  • To maintain records to a high standard per the organizations’ policies and be willing to provide for audit and evaluation.

Education / Professional:

  • To continue professional development by attending any required training as agreed with your manager.
  • To abide by the professional and ethical code of conduct of BCACC/CCPA.
  • To maintain BCACC/CCPA registration, insurance, and liability requirements.

General:

  • To maintain confidentiality and security of information gained.
  • To attend any appropriate meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the monitoring, planning, and development of services.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of working with clients experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems, preferably in a community setting.
  • Experience working with a structured model of counselling.
  • Experience in successfully managing own caseload.
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of counselling modalities such as CBT and SFBT.
  • Proven experience in assessing a wide range of clients, with varying presenting problems, diagnoses, and utilizing psycho-metric testing.
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