Clinical Counsellor- Child & Youth Mental Health/Family Counsellor (Punjabi, Urdu or Hindi Speaking)

Salary: Grid 16P; $30.66- $35.75/hr.
Location: Surrey, BC
Last Date: 11/01/2019

Job Posting

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
Closing Date: January 11, 2019
Job Number: 1940
Job Title: Clinical Counsellor- Child & Youth Mental Health/Family Counsellor (Punjabi, Urdu or Hindi Speaking)
Position Type: Regular, Full Time
Hours per week: 35hours per week
Salary Range: Grid 16P; $30.66- $35.75/hr.
Start Date: ASAP
Reports to: Manager of Counselling Services

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a unionized not-for-profit agency, established in 1978. We build and strengthen diverse communities by delivering the broadest range of services that embrace cultural inclusiveness and that celebrate the strengths found in our differences. We value respect, care, resiliency, diversity, leadership at all levels, innovation and trust. The Society employs an estimated 180 staff; 360 contracted interpreters and translators; and 200 volunteers who collaboratively deliver programs and services to support the successful settlement and integration of new immigrants and refugees into the communities of Surrey, North Delta, White Rock and Langley. Please visit

We are currently recruiting for the role of Clinical Counsellor- Child & Youth Mental Health / Family Counsellor – (Punjabi, Urdu or Hindi Speaking) to join our team in Surrey, BC. The Clinical Counsellor is responsible for providing professional client care to the seriously behaviorally or emotionally disturbed and mentally ill children and youth population and who are at risk due to a combination of complex factors.

The key areas of responsibility are:

  • Provides direct client care to the children and youth population and their families in the community by screening, prioritizing and processing referrals, conducting comprehensive assessments, implementing therapeutic interventions during on-going follow-up care, and consulting with the individuals’ general practitioners;
  • Provides treatment modalities including individual treatment with adolescents and children, play therapy, family therapy and group therapy, and responds to crises as required;
  • Provides quarterly mental health education and counseling/brokerage services to clients/families/caregivers by presenting health care information relevant to the health concerns and performance of self-care activities, coping skills, and teaches lifestyle adaptation and self-care skills;
  • Works collaboratively, with allied professional services in Surrey including Child and Youth Mental Health Services staff, care professionals, and clients/family in the identification and resolution of client/family mental health issues, ethical dilemmas, concerns regarding services, and coordination and integration of care;
  • Maintains records in accordance with established procedures and policies and prepares/maintains statistical data, correspondence reports and other documentation, as required;
  • Participates in service, inter-disciplinary case conferences and team meetings, as required by the employer, and collegially shares information, demonstrates and/or provides guidance on clinical/health related tasks, ensures students are aware of assignments developed by the employer and reassigns clinical/health related tasks, as necessary;
  • Maintains high standards of practice and develops professional competence through in-service and other educational means, as required by the employer;
  • Provides outreach, rapid crisis response, and bridging to appropriate community services; performs intake duties and group work, as required;
  • Provides an ongoing commitment to client services and continuous quality improvement to ensure best practice client services and the most effective delivery of service;
  • Collaborates with the C&YMH team and other funding bodies to provide educational workshops to the Ministry staff regarding cross-cultural issues as related to the client’s specific culture;
  • Ensures client files align with Accreditation PQI standards.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work;
  • This position requires membership with BCACC;
  • Verbal and written fluency in English and at least one South Asian language;
  • Clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families;
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Understanding the immigrant and refugee experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the specific cultural population required;
  • Registration with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors;
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s license required.

This position requires union membership.  A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment.

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, men, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.  We are a community where everyone feels they belong and can achieve their goals.
If you are a self-motivated, individual who enjoys working in a multi-cultural environment, we want to hear from you!  Qualified candidates may submit current resume and cover letter via email quoting “1940 – Clinical Counselor” to Human Resources at
***Current employees of DIVERSEcity must apply via the internal application process and quote “1940 – INTERNAL APPLICANT” in the subject line.  Current employees who apply to this posting after the closing date or without identifying as an internal will be considered as an external candidate.  Seniority will not apply. ***

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.