Job Posting – Outreach Counsellor – Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services

Date: November 21, 2016

Service Area: Children, Youth and Family

Program: Outreach to Children, Youth and Family

Position: Outreach Counsellor

Nature of Position:

Supporting children, youth and families within the client-focused models of Outreach Services, this position provides assessment, goal-oriented planning and implementation services. The position aids the client in identifying, understanding and overcoming personal/family problems by establishing and achieving realistic goals. The Outreach Counsellor is responsible for written documentation, liaising with the supervisor, Ministry of Children and Families Social Workers and other community professionals as required.

Qualifications (knowledge, education, skills, experience)

An advanced degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology, or a comparable human service field from an accredited institution and at least two years of direct program delivery experience in family and children’s services, and/or; a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or another human service field and at least three years of post-degree direct delivery experience in family and children’s services. Current First Aid/CPR certificate, positive work references and clean Criminal Record Check also required.

Required Skills:

Use of personal vehicle: Yes

The ideal candidate is a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Must possess strong goal planning and evaluation skills along with demonstrated case management abilities. Must have experience working with children, youth and families, and be a collaborative team player. A strong knowledge of community resources/services is essential. Must possess excellent written/verbal communication skills. Experience and knowledge of accreditation (COA), working with Integrated Case Management (ICM) and familiarity with Client Administration Database (CAMS) are preferred. This position requires the employee to use his/her own personal vehicle for work purposes.

In your cover letter please indicate where you heard about this job posting. Successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to male and female applicants.

This position requires Union membership: Yes

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Temporary 30 hours per week flexible schedule until March 31/17 with the possibility of an extension.

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Wage/Salary $24.78/hour

Application Deadline: November 29, 2016

Submit Applications to: krogge@comservice.bc.ca