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  • Part Time

  • Year Round

  • Health & Wellness

The Columbia Basin Family Resource Society (CBFRS) is hiring a permanent part time Family Counsellor. It is a 28 hour per week position to be worked Monday-Friday. Workdays can be negotiated upon hire. The position is based out of Fernie. Wage based on experience.
The Family Counsellor is responsible for providing counselling to individuals, couples, and families to help them resolve any emotional issues that are negatively affecting the family system and interfering with healthy family routines. Typically, the family counsellor may help clients to address family system/family of origin issues, parent-child relational issues, and blended family issues. The family counsellor may also provide services to help parents respond to difficult child/youth behaviours, improve communications patterns, resolve conflicts, and develop healthy connections among members of the family system.
  • Relevant Master’s degree (ie Social Work, Psychology, Child and Youth Care, Counselling Psychology) preferred.
  • At least 2 years relevant counselling experience.
  • Registration with a regulatory body preferred.
  • Emergency first aid with CPR B.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Undertake intake assessments from a family systems perspective
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Work in collaboration with clients to monitor and evaluate treatment plans
  • Provide individual, couples, and family therapy to children, youth, and adults
  • Utilize a variety of specialized treatment modalities and therapies for clients
  • Approach therapy from a culture-infused perspective
  • Provide crisis intervention services when necessary
  • Complete risk assessments and takes appropriate action in accordance with agency policy, provincial legislation, and professional code of ethics
  • Work collaboratively with clients to develop safety plans
  • Maintain appropriate clinical, client, and administrative records
  • Maintain and manage client waitlist when required
  • Collate statistics and provide reports on service delivery
  • Consult/liaise with Columbia Basin Family Resource Society staff as necessary
  • Consult/liaise with Ministry of Children and Family Development staff, community agencies, schools, and hospitals as necessary
This position will receive clinical supervision for one hour per month. Orientation and ongoing training will be provided. Clinical supervision will be provided on a monthly basis. Benefits include access to an Employee Assistance Program and a Health Spending Account. CBFRS is a supportive work environment with a strong team. This is a great opportunity to work in a CARF accredited counselling program.


1592 10th Ave, Fernie,