Clinical Counsellor, Concurrent Disorders

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society Surrey, British Columbia $37.66 to $46.15 per hour

Status: Full Time 
Schedule:  Monday – Friday, with some evening and weekend work
Hours:  35 hours
Wage:  $37.66 - $46.15/hour
Grid:  16P
Start Date: ASAP

Date Posted : March 30, 2022
Closing Date :  Open until filled

Please note that internal applicants must apply by April 5, 2022 internal applications received after this date will not be considered as internal and seniority will not apply – position will remain open until filled.

The Opportunity:

Working within our Health Promotion Department, the Clinical Counsellor, Concurrent Disorders provides culturally agile individual and group therapy, systems navigation and referrals, crisis intervention, and comprehensive health and community service planning for dually diagnosed and undiagnosed adults and youth in Surrey.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver services to youth and adults experiencing various levels of substance use and mental health disorders;
  • Create a plan alongside clients for concurrent disorder (CD) support and treatment, considering the social determinants of health and the complex needs of clients;
  • Provide comprehensive substance abuse and mental health screening and assessments; 
  • Provide appropriate treatment/support including individual and group therapy;
  • Identify the client’s motivation and their stage in the treatment process and encourages engagement in treatment;
  • Establish a supportive, therapeutic relationship with clients and their support systems;
  • Develop crisis and service plans with each client and their supports to aid in maintaining client wellness and overall well-being;
  • Establish and maintain non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with clients, and collaborate and consult with colleagues and other community resources;
  • Provide group-based psychoeducational substance use and mental health supports to participants to develop/enhance knowledge and skills that can improve the functioning of those impacted by substance use and mental illness;
  • Assist with developing/providing education services as required, and participate in integrated service delivery;
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings, and professional development, evaluation and quality improvement activities;
  • Provide outreach services in community settings, including hospitals, shelters, and other resources as appropriate;
  • Provide concurrent disorders consultation and training to agency and community partners and staff.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an Allied Health Discipline (Counselling Psychology, Social Work, etc.) from a recognized program;
  • A minimum of 2-years of recent relevant experience working with dually diagnosed clients or a similar population, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Qualified candidates will also possess: 

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation from the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors is preferred.  Individuals in the process of obtaining their designation may be considered;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in one of the primary contract languages (Arabic, Mandarin or Punjabi) is an asset; 
  • Experience facilitating groups;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams);
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.


To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments.  Please note that only Word or PDF formats can be accepted.   As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered.  This position is not available for sponsorship, only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada can be considered.

To view all opportunities at DIVERSEcity visit

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


This position is based in our Surrey office and is currently a blend of remote and in-person services.  DIVERSEcity has implemented new safety procedures for in-office and in-person work, to view our safety plan, please visit Successful candidates will be provided with the training and equipment to safely carry out their duties, ensuring the best protection for our staff and clients.

A comprehensive job description will be provided to all candidates shortlisted for interviews. 

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at ( Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

About DIVERSEcity

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers. For 40 years we have focused on providing specialized services newcomers to find employment, learn English, find housing, deal with family challenges, work through mental health issues and access medical care. DIVERSEcity is a client-centred organization committed to quality and accountability. We value growth, respect, integrity and compassion.  To learn more about DIVERSEcity visit us at

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

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