Position: Counsellor

Description:

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity is a non-profit organization based out of the University of Regina that serves the entire city of Regina. UR Pride Centre is an organization that focuses on supporting 2SLGBTQIAP+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual) community.

This is a part-time temporary position (equivalent at 20 hours / week), with a potential for extension dependent on funding. The anticipated start date will be January 7th 2019.

UR Pride Centre is piloting a short-term, crisis counselling and mental health project for 2SLGBTQIAP+ people. This position will be responsible for providing assessment and therapeutic services to individuals and families working within a short-term, solution-focused framework. This position will also be responsible for determining an intake process, and the evaluation of the project with support from the Executive Director. Finally, this position will also be responsible for developing a workshop to help improve competency of mental health practitioners in working with gender and sexually diverse people.

Reporting:

The Counsellor reports to the Executive Director and the Mental Health Project Committee.

Qualifications/Assets:

  • Masters of Social Work or Masters of Arts (Psychology);
  • Significant experience in working with 2SLGBTQIAP+ people and communities;
  • Knowledge of the current issues relating to Gender and Sexually Diverse individuals and communities;
  • A member in good standing with a professional governing body (or capacity to become a member);
  • Clinical experience in the counselling field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and professional practice skills in frontline services including case management, counselling or clinical services, and/or brief service/crisis intervention;
  • Extensive knowledge of anti-oppressive practice;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Able to work with a team and alone; and
  • Knowledge of Google Products and Microsoft Office Suite.

We especially encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and value opportunities for people identifying within a Gender and Sexually Diverse realm.

Responsibilities:

Client Services

  1. Provide assessment and counselling to children, families, teenagers and individuals.
  2. Triaging and connecting clients to existing programs, and providing system navigation support.
  3. Make referrals to other resources where appropriate and liaise with other programs or resources around case management where necessary.
  4. Seek appropriate consultation as necessary for clinical work.
  5. Schedule and manage appointments with clients.
  6. Complete and maintain thorough, detailed and timely clinical documentation.

Mental Health Program Development & Evaluation

  1. Develop intake process.
  2. Develop program delivery framework.
  3. Create entrance and exit surveys for use with clients to be able to successfully evaluate project.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Work with Executive Director to develop a workshop for mental health practitioners on working with 2SLGBTQIAP+ clients.
  2. Promote project and recruit clients for mental health program.
  3. Provide support to Program Coordinator in supporting 2SLGBTQIAP+ youth in the Queer Youth Group.

General

  1. Answer emails, and phone calls in a timely manner.
  2. Oversee that resources and files are kept in an organized fashion.
  3. Work within an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonialist and feminist framework.

Hours of Work & Salary:

This is a part-time, temporary, salaried position (20 hours per week), with a potential for extension dependent on funding. The anticipated start date will be January 7th 2019.

Benefits of this position include a transportation allowance and a health allowance.

The 31-week term is from January 7th 2019 to August 12th 2019.

The annual salary will be negotiated with relevant experience and education, within a starting range of $31,200 – $36,400.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jacq Brasseur, Executive Director at executive.director@urpride.ca by December 20th 2018 at 5:00pm. Your cover letter should clearly describe your experience working with 2SLGBTQIAP+ people.

A security clearance check and vulnerable sector check will be required before taking the position.