Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor

JFGV | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Posted Date 12/30/2021

The Child and Youth Mental Health committee of the Jewish Federation is looking for an experienced social worker or clinical counsellor to provide crisis intervention, screening and assessment and short term/brief intervention counselling services to children and youth in the Lower Mainland Jewish community. This position will support parents seeking treatment services for their children or teens with mild to moderate mental health concerns.  

Using the SBIRT framework as a guide, you will:

  • Respond to youth and/or families in crisis and work with them to stabilize the crisis
  • Screen and assess youth seeking counselling for mental health and/or social challenges
  • Support youth and/or their families as they determine the most appropriate treatment resources for their circumstances
  • Provide direct care activities such as bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessments, short term counselling and related behavioural health supports, establishing therapeutic relationships and coordinating individualized goal-oriented treatment.
  • Provide continuity of care by liaising with other community professionals, coordinating ongoing care, supporting transitions and providing navigating services.
  • Provide information/education/workshop services for students, parents and educators on relevant age related topics
  • Practice in accordance with the established standards of professional practice as outlined by British Columbia College of Social Workers or the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Work, Counselling or Nursing or two (2) years recent clinical experience working with youth and families or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with in the field of child and youth mental health.
  • Eligible for registration with the appropriate regulatory authority.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
  • Experience in trauma informed strategies, cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.
  • Familiarity with other intervention strategies such as DBT
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, traditions and community resources
  • Experience working the LGBTQ2S youth
  • Eligible for registration with the appropriate regulatory authority.
  • Valid Driver’s License 
Salary75000.00 - 85000.00 Annual
Full Time
Counselor | Human Services
Organization Type
dental | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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