Job Details:

  • Full time, 3 monthes contract(possibility of renewal)
  • 35 hours/ week
  • Start date: May 1, 2017

Job Summary: The Counsellor is responsible for providing social services to identified groups, individuals and families within applicable legislation in order to protect and improve the social well-being and functioning of families and individuals from a faith and cultural sensitive perspective.

Reports to: The program coordinator

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides counselling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
  2. Collects data about clients through intake-forms, interview, case history for organizational records; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  3. Consults with other legal and service agencies and individuals in relation to client records, rights, and responsibilities; advocate on behalf of the client as needed to enable access to relevant services and support
  4. Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
  5. Follows up on care and services provided for effectiveness; makes recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery.
  6. Works with the coordinator to organize programming events, facilitate public workshops
  7. Other duties may be assigned

Desired Skills / Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following desired skills and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related Field.
  • At least 2 years of directly related experience, this may include internship and/or practicum.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards; Familiarity with family law and children’s aid.
  • Knowledge of case management.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and post-traumatic stress.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to client’s rights.
  • Knowledge of community social service resources.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience about counselling from and anti-oppression, anti-racism framework
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Expertise in conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Knowledge of another language- preferably Arabic- is a strong asset

To apply: Email a cover letter and resumé to
iman@muslimsocialserviceskw.org