Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is looking for a counsellor to join our team in beautiful 100 Mile House, BC.
Our Community: We are located on the traditional lands of the Tsq’escenemc (Canim Lake First Nation) within Secwepemcúl̓ecw and is the primary service centre for the South Cariboo. Approximately 2,000 people live within the municipality, while roughly ten times this are in the greater service area, which includes the communities of 70 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, Bridge Lake, Canim Lake, Forest Grove, Lac La Hache, Lone Butte and Horse Lake, among others. The area is known for outdoor activities, including an extensive trail system for hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATV riding, fishing, boating and camping.
Who We Are: The CFEC is a not-for-profit organization which is committed to providing free high-quality services, particularly to vulnerable populations. We nurture a humanistic atmosphere and believe in collaboration, mentorship, and teamwork.
Job Description: As a counsellor you will have your own office space to work with adults and youths on a variety of topics, including: anger, mild-to-moderate mental health issues, goal setting, stress management, relationships, and parent-teen mediation. Counselling services at CFEC focus on prevention and early intervention. Regular professional development is a core element of our commitment to the care of our clients and team members. For promising candidates who meet the minimum educational requirements, we are willing to provide mentorship and additional training. This is a full-time position with the potential to be a career; flexibility is possible.
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field (psychology, social work, education, counselling, etc.) preferred; or,
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (psychology, social work, education, counselling, etc.)
- New graduates welcome.
- Criminal Record Check.
- Foster and practice self-care.
- Build and sustain rapport with a diverse clientele.
- Maintain a regular caseload.
- Properly document client services, including notes, case conceptualizations, and forms.
- Advocate for clients, including referrals to external agencies when appropriate.
- Develop and delivery group courses.
- Engage in regular supervision and peer consultation.
- Work both independently and in a team environment.
- Consultation and collaboration with community partners, including Interior Health, local schools, Community Corrections, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- Remain abreast of best practices through self-directed education and formal trainings.
- Attend staff meetings and participate in organizational groups, such as subcommittees.
Abilities and Behaviours:
- Broad understanding of trauma informed practice.
- Strong awareness of identity factors such as gender, race, cultural diversity, sexuality and intersectionality.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Good time-management.
- Adaptable to new or unexpected situations, including creative problem solving, prioritization, and conflict resolution.
- Competent in computerized work-environment, including proficiency with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office tools, email, and web-browsing.
Hours: Full-time (35 per week)
Wages: Depends on experience; minimum starting wage is $30.00 plus attractive benefits package.
Closing Date: Until filled.
Start Date: As soon as possible. Only people who meet the listed requirements will be contacted.
Please email your C.V. and cover letter with the subject CFEC Counselling Position to:
Chris Pettman, Executive Director cfec[at]cariboofamily.org