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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

Employment postings will be updated as they become available. Please complete the employment application form, and send it along with your resume and cover letter by email or in writing to:

Director of Services, NARSF Programs LTD.
201-170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1
email: admin@narsf.org

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Feel free to apply anytime – we’re always looking for great people to join our team.  Please apply again if a new posting is listed and you would like your application to be considered at that time.

SAIP/ED Counsellor – Part Time

The Role 

This position is responsible for providing therapeutic counselling to children, youth and families with an identified child or youth where disordered eating has been identified as significant, or who are presenting with body image related concerns.  This position also provides therapeutic counselling that addresses and alleviates concerns with respect to youth and family functioning and trauma resulting from sexual abuse.  The counsellor will consult with children/youth and their families to build self-support and resolve issues that undermine coping skills to overcome presenting concerns. 

Therapeutic processes will be implemented to address the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses of the persons served. Individual sessions will be designed to enhance the child’s/youth’s self-esteem, body image, assertiveness, and communication skills and to alleviate the trauma which victims of sexual abuse can experience.  General responsibilities will require the individual to possess strong clinical skills, a well-rounded knowledge base of therapeutic issues, proven skills in creating a therapeutic climate and a mature, independent, resourceful approach to work. 

Specific Functions:

Prioritize needs of referred clients and plan interventions as appropriate such as;

  • assessment and case intervention
  • case planning and coordination
  • family support and crisis intervention
  • advocacy
  • transition/discharge and follow-up referral

Skills and Abilities:

  • Provides culturally and gender-sensitive care and services.
  • Demonstrates effective engagement strategies when working with clients.
  • Ensures clinical practice is evidenced based and theory driven.
  • Demonstrates ability to use systems thinking to understand presenting clinical dilemmas.
  • Maintains a process overview within clinical session offerings.
  • Presents a calm, neutral and nonreactive approach in practice with clients.
  • Maintains good contact with respective family, professional and organization systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Engages in ongoing learning about self in the context of theory development and practice with clients.
  • Maintains a commitment to continued professional development.
  • Maintains knowledge of related research and evidenced-based practice.
  • Able to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of all clients and staff.

Education, Training and Experience:

  1. A., M.Ed. M.S.W., with advanced training in cognitive and behavioral therapies.
  2. A minimum of two years providing direct clinical services to youth and/or their families.
  3. Knowledge of therapeutic approaches address and alleviate concerns with respect to youth and family functioning and eating disorders.
  4. Knowledge of therapeutic approaches address and alleviate concerns with respect to youth and family functioning and trauma resulting from sexual abuse.
  5. Affiliation with a recognized professional body.
  6. Knowledge of therapeutic relationships, health education services and application, clinical interventions, cross cultural issues, relevant best practices, and group process.
  7. Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with referred families and complementary resources.
  8. Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Infants Act, Mental Health Act, Young Offenders Act, and other acts as they apply.
  9. CPR/First Aid certification, as applicable.

Bonus

  • Adaptable in the pursuit of a common good
  • A sense of humor

Living in Families with Teens (LIFT) Counsellor – Part Time

NARSF Programs is seeking a Counsellor to work with parents/caregivers in the Living In Families with Teens (LIFT) Program. NARSF Programs welcomes all qualified individuals to apply.

The Role

Provides counselling primarily for parents and caregivers of youth 12-18 years. Counsellors support and assist parents/caregivers with the goal of promoting caregiving capacity and maintaining the integrity of the family system. Establishes supportive and trusting relationships that reduce risk, promote positive choices for a healthier lifestyle, and strengthen connection and attachment in the family system. General responsibilities will require the individual to possess strong interpersonal skills, a well-rounded knowledge base of parent-teen issues, proven skills at reconciling family conflicts and a mature, independent, resourceful approach to work. Flexible hours are required for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, and deliver interventions for parents/caregivers as related to presenting needs and circumstances.
  • Maintain regular contact and availability to each family.
  • Prioritize needs and plan interventions including; advocacy, youth\family support and crisis intervention, referral to other sources, discharge and follow-up
  • Provide effective verbal and written reports as required and maintain accurate records and statistics as required.
  • Liaise with and advocate for the youth and family’s best interest with other involved professionals and programs.

Required

  • B.A., B.S.W. or Child and Youth Degree or a combination of experience and education.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development, relevant risk factors for youth, family systems, life skills and social determinants of health.
  • Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with youth and families and complementary resources.
  • Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Young Offenders Act, and other acts as they apply to youth service.
  • A criminal record check that passes the Criminal Records Review Act is mandatory
  • Vaccination required

Bonus

  • Adaptable in the pursuit of a common good
  • A sense of humor
 
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