Volunteer Mental Health Counsellor

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Virtual work: 
Yes
Position description: 

The Mental Health counsellor will provide services and support to men and families with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance use issues, assessment time-limited individual, couple, and family counselling. They will make the links between mental health and substance use problems, and trauma, violence, family or relationship issues, loss, coming out, and transitioning. As part of the CCMF 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 mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

2. Empower fathers undergoing separation and divorce through legal clinics and fathering groups that strengthen the father-child relationship, while working to promote positive social attitudes toward fatherhood.

3. Support men who are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of trauma while working with other agencies to improve services for this population.

Deliverables/Duties: 

The Mental Health counsellor will provide services and support to men and families with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance use issues, assessment time-limited individual, couple, and family counselling. They will make the links between mental health and substance use problems, and trauma, violence, family or relationship issues, loss, coming out, and transitioning. As part of the CCMF 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.

 

Qualifications: 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Minimum of 2 years in a case management and/or counselling role
  • Solid understanding of issues related to family violence, supported by a diploma or preferably a degree in the Social Sciences and/or related work experience.
  • Solid understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health
  • Knowledge of casework and Motivational Interviewing counselling principles
  • Sound knowledge of community agencies and relevant legislation
  • Excellent engagement and assessment skills
  • Strong brief intervention skills such as solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches
  • Commitment to working within an anti-oppressive framework and 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
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
How to apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to Justin Trottier, Executive Director. Use subject line "CCMF Vancouver Volunteer Application"
Contact person: 
Justin Trottier
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

We are looking for a counselor with experience in providing 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.

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

Volunteer skills: 
Program, Office Assistance
Counselling, Social Services (Other)
Project Management

CCMF  will once again offer the Fathering After Separation or Divorce (FASD) program, dedicated to divorced or separated fathers. The ‘Fathering After Separation or Divorce program will provide a broad range of knowledge, resources and skills for fathers looking to maintain a strong relationship with their children following a divorce or separation.

Volunteer skills: 
Family, Youth
Mentoring

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

Volunteer skills: 
Counselling, Social Services (Other)
Mental Health Support

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique mental health and social service facility serving as a hub of programs for boys, men, fathers and their families. Through services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education, we further a vision which focuses on three critical areas: 

1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 

Volunteer skills: 
Program, Office Assistance
Counselling, Social Services (Other)
Project Management
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Health, Social Services
Indigenous Services
Mission:
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is the first facility of its kind. We’re an open, inclusive and safe space serving as a hub for services, workshops, research, advocacy, outreach and public education all focused on the health and wellbeing of boys, men, fathers and families. Our vision focuses on three critical areas: 1. Reduce suicide among men at high-risk through intervention programs that confront the barriers that men face in seeking help. 2. Empower fathers undergoing separation and digorce through legal clinics and fathering groups that strengthen the father-child relationship, while working to promote positive social attitudes toward fatherhood 3. Support men who are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of trauma while working with other agencies to improve services for this population.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
5
Position start/end date:
12 Mar 2020
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
Vancouver, BC
Last Updated: March 30, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: March 31, 2022