Current Postings

Youth and Family Counsellor

Competition No: 2023-YFC

Duration: Auxiliary

Salary: $40.74 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits

Last Updated: 1/18/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Want to make a difference in the lives of youth in your community? Have the skills and knowledge to provide effective and compassionate professional counselling? Then apply to be a Youth and Family Counsellor with our Community Safety Department. You’ll be providing professional social services counselling aimed at preventing/reducing negative contact with the police and criminal behavior by children and youth throughout the City. You’ll provide direct and confidential prevention and intervention services through clinical counselling to children, youth and their families through a variety of assessments and therapeutic approaches. Responsibilities include researching, assessing and taking remedial action in the provision of direct confidential clinical counselling services to children/youth and their families; meeting with parent(s)/guardian(s) to identify challenges and areas of risk; conducting case management for assigned portfolios and preparing assessments, case histories and reports on clients. Performs other related work as required.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field supplemented with a registered designation of a professional association plus considerable experience in children, youth and family clinical counselling, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A registration with a professional body (e.g. BCACC, RSW, RCC, CCC) is required, along with a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia. You should have sound related experience in counselling youth and their families, as well as knowledge of the resources available for vulnerable youth in the community. You must have the ability to conduct assessments and provide counselling sessions to children, youth and parent(s)/guardian(s). Sound experience preparing reports and maintaining records and files for assigned portfolios is required. The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance.

Hours and shifts are dependent on operational requirements and are scheduled by the department on an as needed basis. Hours for this position can start as early as 5:00am and can be as late as 8:00pm Monday to Sunday (minimum 4 hour shifts). 

Pay Rate: $40.74 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits

Please apply online at position will remain open until filled.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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