OverviewWatari Counselling & Support Services Youth Substance Misuse Counsellor Full Time in Lower Mainland, BC
Watari Counselling & Support Services
Branch Lower Mainland BC CA
Youth Substance Misuse Counsellor
Lower Mainland, BC
Ability to develop and facilitate groups on a variety of topic areas related to substance misuse, health, social, emotional issues etc….
The Watari Youth Day Treatment Program is seeking a qualified professional to fill a full time substance misuse counsellor position. The substance misuse counsellor works with youth & young adults (13 – 24yrs) in a collaborative team environment and facilitates groups, provides group & 1-1 counselling, integrated case management, and supports community-oriented transitional plans. This position requires creativity, flexibility, strong communication skills and a willingness to work within a team setting. A strong working knowledge of harm reduction strategies, trauma informed practice and a comprehensive knowledge of the compliment of services offered to youth in the Vancouver Coastal Health region is a must.
Undergraduate degree in an allied health discipline
Certificate/ training in substance misuse counselling is an asset
Minimum 4 years’ experience working with youth with multiple barriers preferably in a group setting
Ability to develop and facilitate groups on a variety of topic areas related to substance misuse, health, social, emotional issues etc.
Ability to develop case plans with youth
Knowledge of issues facing youth and the ability to work with this diverse population
Demonstrated ease working with youth and ability to make strong, collaborative relationships quickly
Strong assessment and writing skills
Art, recreation background is an asset
Class V drivers’ license & Valid First Aid Certificate
Successful Criminal Records Check
This position requires a person dedicated to working with youth in an active solution-focused manner.
Watari is an equal opportunity employer and encourages visible minorities and people of Aboriginal ancestry to apply.
Thank-you to all applicants in advance, only those who are short-listed will be contacted.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23