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We accept resumes on an ongoing basis, primarily for residential support worker positions and registered clinical counselling positions. If you would like to apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining the type of position you are looking for to

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

British Columbia Borstal Association

We always welcome applications from Registered Clinical Counsellors, and Interns who’d like to join our team in supporting therapeutic individual, couple, family and group clinical counselling and trauma care as well as our Education; Training program. Is this the opportunity for you? The respective incumbent(s) will offer a supportive, compassionate, inclusive, client-centered and strength-based approach to care and delivery. They will have proven success in providing individuals clinical counselling, public speaking, and

the ability to engage audiences from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

 Registered Clinical Counsellor status through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

 Master’s degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or related discipline

 Clinical training and experience in individual and family assessment and treatment

 Specific experience in trauma care and an understanding of trauma-informed practice

 Public speaking history and/or training experience

 Additional spoken languages, relevant to the Metro Vancouver – Surrey communities is an asset

Position Responsibilities:

 Offer an inclusive, culturally sensitive approach and respect for marginalized populations

 Clear understanding of Attachment theory and applied therapy

 Remain open to collaborative care and a team-based approach

 Provide educational workshops and training for staff and community organizations

 Ability to manage a case load independently if and when required

 Proficient in record keeping, time management and organization

 Actively engage in continued professional development in trauma research

 Ensure accuracy, confidentiality and security of all client, agency, and community records

 Criminal record clearance through Public Works and Government Services Canada


The ideal candidate will possess:

 A respect and understanding of BC Borstal’s history, mission and forward vision

 Exceptional interpersonal skills with reliance on the therapeutic alliance

 Strong personal ethics and integrity

 A reliable means of transportation with a clean driver’s license



 Work from home opportunities

 Extended health care

 Flexible working hours

 Dental care

 RRSP Match

 Vacation & paid time off

 On-site parking

 Casual dress

Qualified applicants that are interested in the position are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of: Executive Director of the British Columbia Borstal Association (


We are offering practicum placements at this time.

If you need more information or clarification, please send an email to our team lead, Shima Derakhshanfarat, at


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