Clinical Counsellor - Casual

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

Job Title:  Clinical Counsellor - Casual 
Language:   Spanish, Punjabi or Mandarin

Status: Casual
Hours:  Based on client needs including evening or weekend work, as the schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the client 
$37.31 - $43.51/hour (Starting $37.31)
Grid:  16P
Start Date: ASAP

Date Posted: July 12, 2022
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Please note that internal applicants must apply by July 18, 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 Counselling Services Department, the Clinical Counsellor, Child & Youth and Families provides counselling support to newcomer, immigrant and refugee individuals and families. This role will involve in-person services for children, youth and their families. This role will include providing group sessions for camps focused on mental health and wellness. Our counselling services and interventions are individualised for each client and family, with the aim of reducing barriers the client is facing and increasing capacity through a strength-based therapeutic approach. To serve the needs of our community, candidates must be able to provide service in English and Punjabi, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Arabic.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong therapeutic relationships with clients and families to achieve their goals and meet their needs;
  • Provide group and psycho-educational support for children, youth and families facilitated alongside other program activities;
  • Develop and modify group curriculum reflecting most emergent practice and evidence based support;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify groups and activities as relevant to the demographic of children and youth;
  • Participate in client service planning alongside clients and other counsellors within the department;
  • Complete screenings and assessments for referral clients;
  • Establish a supportive, therapeutic relationship with clients and their support systems;
  • Develop crisis and service plans with each client and their supports to support and maintain client wellness as needed;
  • Establish and maintain non-judgemental therapeutic relationships with clients, and collaborate and consult with colleagues and other community resources;
  • 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;
  • Make referrals to other services as needed.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counselling, psychology, social work or a related discipline from a recognized program;
  • Fluency in one of the following languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Punjabi or Arabic)
  • A minimum of 2-years of recent experience facilitating pyscho-educational groups and group therapy or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Qualified candidates will also posses: 

  • 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; 
  • 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.

A criminal record check is required as a part of this process.


To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments.  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 is based in our Surrey office and is 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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