The Mental Health Counsellor provides services and support to men and families with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance use issues, either in individual, couple, or family counselling.
The Trauma Counsellors will provide support to survivors of trauma, domestic violence or sexual assault. The Counsellor will deliver individual and group counselling to men from diverse communities who have experienced and/or witnessed violence.
As part of the team, you will require well developed skills in crisis intervention, assessment, treatment plans and facility with a variety of treatment options. CCMF clients include men, couples, families with diverse backgrounds and a broad array of clinical presentations.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique new facility operating as a mental health and social service hub for boys, men, fathers and their families. We provide free counselling and therapy, support groups, legal assistance, mentorship, father involvement programs and services for victims of domestic abuse. Visit our website at www.menandfamilies.org/ontariowest
General Mental Health Counsellor Qualifications & Skills:
- Minimum of 2 years in a case management and/or counselling role
- Solid understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health
- Excellent engagement and assessment skills
- Strong brief intervention skills such as solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches
- Demonstrated understanding of the links between trauma and mental health, emotional health and substance use problems
- Excellent knowledge of relevant community resources
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong analytical/critical thinking and sound judgment
- Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively in a fully computerized office environment
- Basic First Aid and CPR certification
Trauma Counsellor Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Provide trauma-informed counselling to men and their families who have experienced abuse/domestic violence.
- Provide individual support for clients including intake, assessment, case planning and follow-up.
- Support client towards self-efficacy and personal wellness by providing information on the impact of trauma, affirming their resilience and promoting thoughtful informed decision-making
- Maintain up to date, accurate documentation
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); Master of Social Work (MSW) an asset; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
- 3 years counselling and/or group work experience with men and children affected by abuse
- Knowledge of various counselling methodologies and their application to resolving trauma
- Competence in working with men from diverse backgrounds
- Flexibility in work hours
- Previous counselling experience preferred
- Criminal records’ check and Child/Youth Intervention Check (current within past 3 months)
- Proficient in MS Office, (Outlook, Word, Excel) and case management database