Coordinator, Family Counselling p/t
START DATE: Sep 1, 2021
REPORTS TO: Director, Counselling and Support Services
Summary of Responsibilities
The Coordinator position involves direct service as well as program oversight, with half of the time spent providing therapeutic counselling to families and youth, and the other half providing clinical supervision, direction, support, and day-to-day supervision to the Family Counselling, TIS and SAIP team. This includes Integrated Youth Services (IYS) Family Counselling, Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP), and Therapeutic Intervention Services (TIS).
- Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the IYS Family Counselling, SAIP, and TIS programs.
- Provides day-to-day oversight, clinical supervision, and performance management for the staff in IYS, SAIP and TIS programs.
- Provides family and individual counselling.
- Provides strong team leadership through role modeling, support, and communication with the goal of building effective working relationships.
- Assists with recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, and orientation of new Family Counsellors.
- Ensures that services are effectively and efficiently delivered in accordance with BGC’s mission, the program’s mandate, and all BGC policies and procedures.
- Ensures that all contract deliverables are met or exceeded.
- Assists in the development of program annual budgets and monitors and tracks expenses accordingly.
- Ensures that best practices with respect to clients’ rights, confidentiality, and quality assurance are maintained by staff at all times.
- Ensures that all program and client records are accurate, maintained, and completed in conformance with BGC’s standards.
- Works with the Director to ensure that all reports to funders are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
- Represents BGC in the community and ensures that a good working relationship is maintained with all community and other external stakeholders.
- Other related duties as required.
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
- A Master’s degree in Counselling, Social Work, or a related field.
- Experience leading and supervising a team of counselling professionals.
- Sensitivity towards cultural, religious, and gender-based diversity issues.
- Experience utilizing intervention strategies related to substance abuse, mental health issues, suicide prevention, abuse and neglect of children and youth, etc.
- Experience in formal counselling and assessment techniques such as solution-focused, cognitive, or expressive therapies used with children, youth, and adults.
- Knowledge of specific community-based programs and related provincial and community support service systems, applicable legislation and policies on issues related to assigned programs and services.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated team building abilities.
- Experience in assessment and documentation.
- Computer literate, using a variety of software.
- A clear driver’s abstract and use of a reliable vehicle insured for business use ($2 million liability).
- First Aid and CPR certification or wiliness to obtain within 6 months.
- A valid BC Class 4 driver’s license or willingness to obtain within 6 months.
This is a part time (30 hours per week) position with group benefits at 6 months and pension after one year.
Thanks in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.
For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:
- Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
- Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
- Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs