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Registered Clinical Counsellors and/or Registered Social Workers

Closing Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Interested in private practice but don't want to run your own business? Interested in specializing in trauma-informed response-based practice with survivors of gender-based violence? 

Surrey Women's Centre is looking for Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC/CCC) and/or Registered Social Workers with Master’s Level of Social Work Degree (RSW) qualified to work in private practice. Must be eligible to work with various benefit providers including but not limited to Crime Victim Assistance (CVAP), First Nations Health Authority, the Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP) and various extended health benefit programs.

Counsellors will be independent contractors. Hours are flexible and based on contractors availability. Contractors will be compensated on a 50/50 fee-split basis of minimum $40.00/hr. - Contractors are offered access to clinical supervision. Secure, safe office space is available 24/7 in a professional office building in Surrey.

We are an anti-oppressive environment. Diversity is encouraged. Indigenous, LGBTQ2S and counsellors fluent in languages other than English including Punjabi are encouraged to apply.

* Serves all genders. Referrals are disproportionately women and youth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide trauma-informed, feminist individual counselling and group-based psycho-educational counselling for survivors of violence.
  • To conduct trauma-informed risk assessments and triage women in need for urgent access to crisis intervention counselling
  • To maintain accurate up-to-date records and case notes, including documentation of all client contacts, referrals to and consultation with community agencies and professionals.
  • To work collaboratively with program administration to manage and develop the program, including waitlist management and monthly reporting.
  • To consult, network and liaise with community agencies and professionals to maintain up-to-date information on available resources, and to maintain positive community relations and build mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are experienced in providing clinical supervision to staff or volunteers


Qualifications:

  • RCC,CCC or RSW or other related credential
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience
  • Degree/diploma (MA, MSW preference) in a related human/social service field or a combination of education, training and experience.
  • Degree/diploma in a related human/social service field or a combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience providing crisis intervention, individual and/or group counselling for survivors of violence from a feminist, harm-reduction and trauma-based perspective.
  • Meets eligibility for registration with BC's Crime Victim Assistance Program. Preference will be given to CVAP registered counsellors.
  • Preference will be given to counsellors who are registered with First Nations Health Authority and/or the Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP)
  • Knowledge of appropriate community resources and experience making referrals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse clientele, and cultural competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent computer and administrative skills.

Surrey Women’s Centre is CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF VICTIM. We provide a wide range of Crisis, Court and Counselling services specializing in domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Candidates will be screened and interviewed as applications arrive. Positions are opened until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Contact: Please email your resume and cover letter to Shahnaz Rahman – executivedirector@surreywomenscentre.ca

 

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