Contract Counsellor / Therapist - Vancouver Island Men's Therapy Centre Society

Mar 19, 2021
Victoria, British Columbia

Men’s Therapy Centre (MTC)  

Position:  Contract Counsellor  

Terms: Fee for Service (Part-Time Contract)   

Starting Wage: $34.00- $37.00 per hour (dependant on level of experience)  

Hours: Variable/Flexible   

Location: 847 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1R9   

Reports to: Executive Director   

APPLY BY: This is an open call-out for contract counsellors and there is no specified deadline for this position. Please send a cover letter and resume to Nick Sandor, Executive Director nick@menstherapycentre.ca.    

Organization Overview  

MTC is a small, but growing non-profit organization located in Victoria BC. We are committed to providing mental health support services to all men, trans, gender diverse and Two-Spirit community members who have experienced trauma or abuse either in childhood or as an adult. MTC provides a range of trauma-informed services including individual counselling, group counselling, community education, outreach and victim services support.   

Job Description  

Our team of contract counsellors come from diverse backgrounds of clinical practice frameworks and experience. We have the common goal of supporting male survivors through a trauma-informed practice lens. Our contractors have flexibility with both client scheduling and caseloads and can offer person-centred counselling work through in-person or virtual counselling services. Generally speaking, clients access our services for up to 10 counselling sessions. In some circumstances we work with clients that receive counselling through subsidies and third-party contracts. We ask that our contractors be willing to take on a caseload of at least 5 clients at time (negotiable). Our clients are allocated to counsellors through our victim services program; this program completes client intakes on behalf of the agency and matches clients with a suitable counsellor based on client needs. As a contractor, you will be supporting clients on behalf of MTC and are required to follow our standards of practice and policies for clinical practice. As one of our contractors, you will also have additional support through MTC administration and operations staff.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide individual therapy to clients, as assigned by either the Executive Director or Victim Services Coordinator, in an ethical and responsible manner.  

  • Provide professional therapeutic support for clients in our care that meet the therapeutic needs of the client and that align with the parameters of the Society mandate. Maintain counselling practices that are deemed safe, ethical, and client-centered.  

  • Participate in and uphold a healthy and collaborative workplace culture.  

  • Adhere to counselling best practices as defined by MTC, the BCACC, CPA, and other associated regulators for counselling practitioners. 

  • Agree to take on new clients periodically as allocated by our Victim Services intake and assessment program.  

  • Commit to actively participating in monthly staff meetings, clinical supervision, clinical consultation, and periodic professional development.   

  • Keep all client files, data, and other information up to date, secure, confidential, and in accordance with P.I.P.A. legislation, disclosing information only within the guidelines set out in the agency, or when legally required to do so. 

  •  Collect statistical information on the client population as required by the MTC in order to facilitate program development and evaluations. 

  • Schedule counselling appointments for clients and arrange for payment of services as outlined in MTC’s policies.  

  • Maintain a caseload of at least 5 clients at a given time and when available (negotiable).  

  • Complete administration tasks including MTC client files, informed consent forms, invoices, timesheets, project reports, case notes, client payment tracking etc.  

  • Make referrals to appropriate internal agency programs or staff, other professionals, or other community agencies (when in the client’s best interest).  

  • Support and work in accordance with the mission and vision of the agency as outlined in our agency’s bylaws and constitution.  

  • Engage in the development and delivery of special projects as approved by or requested by the Executive Director or Board of Directors from time to time.   

Please be advised that this list of roles and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be amended if both the employer and employee agree to the terms of the amendment. 

Education and Skill Requirements  

  • Completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology and are registered with the BCACC, CPA (or equivalent).   

  • Previous experience in trauma-informed counselling and/or experience working with men in an emotional support role.  

  • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to reflect on your own practice, and the practices of the agency. 

  • Knowledgeable on different therapeutic practice models and changes to these models, with an emphasis on trauma-informed practices.   

  • Experience working with a team of clinical counsellors.   

  • An understanding of how childhood abuse and adult trauma affects men and the particular barriers (individual, societal, and systemic) that men experience when requesting support.   

  • Passionate about working with men from diverse backgrounds bringing an inclusive attitude to working with men or anyone who identifies as a man. Understanding the many intersecting layers of discrimination and oppression that contribute to violence in our society including but not limited to; colonization, racism, homophobia, transphobia.   

  • Able to contribute and communicate effectively as a team member, but also work independently as a contractor.   

As a counsellor for the Men’s Therapy Centre (MTC) you will work with men who have experienced physical, sexual or psychological trauma as adults or children. It is a requirement that you are able to work from a trauma informed perspective and uphold the vision and mission of the MTC.  

A current criminal record check (including a vulnerable sector check) is required for this position   

This is an open call-out for contract counsellors and there is no specified deadline for this position. Please send a cover letter and resume to Nick Sandor, Executive Director nick@menstherapycentre.ca.  

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