Counsellor I – Program Department

The Salvation Army B.C. Victoria ARC
octobre 16, 2020
Victoria, Canada
Job Type
$24.2786 - $25.2786
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
October 28, 2020
Street Address
525 Johnson Street


Timings: Variable, To be decided by Program Manager

Hours: 37.5 Weekly


The Counsellor I provides ongoing support and referral services to participants of the ARC recovery program.


  • Supports and advocates for program participants during their participation in the recovery program.
  • Focuses on having empowering interactions with program participants, helping them redefine their self-image and improve self-confidence
  • Conducts initial intake assessments, determining immediate needs and supports of the program participant
  • Assists individuals in determining appropriate and mutually agreed upon goal achievement processes; facilitates effective problem-solving behaviours
  • Facilitates educational and therapeutic groups for program participants
  • Facilitates/supervises outings with program participants
  • Engages in case conferences, during which team members discuss participant progress, treatment plans, program material, program procedures, etc.
  • Maintains statistics and conducts reports as required
  • Recommends and assists in the development of new program/policy initiatives to address ongoing client needs
  • Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files/case notes
  • Prepares written reports as requested by other agencies or individuals, following receipt of client’s endorsed disclosure authorization and in accordance with internal policies and procedures
  • Networks with The Salvation Army, government and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients
  • Regularly attends to self-care through appropriate de-briefing, etc.
  • Actively pursues personal and professional development through reading relevant texts and professional journals, attending relevant workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, etc.
  • Works in accordance with the Salvation Army Code of Ethics, and maintains professional boundaries with program participants
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Must attend all staff meetings and training seminars related to agency services if requested;
  • Must be prepared to participate in upgrading/training at the discretion of Residential Program Manager;
  • May be assigned other related duties according to agency needs at the discretion of the Residence Manager;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;



  • Completed undergraduate degree in Psychology, Social work or Related Field


  • Must have a minimum of two years related

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Must understand and reflect the ARC Philosophy, Standards, and Tenets.
  • Must possess suitable typing skills, and basic computer literacy
  • Must be calm in busy and sometimes stressful situations.
  • Must be well organized.
  • Must be presentable in appearance in accordance with ARC standards.
  • Must possess a valid class 5 Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain an active valid First Aid\C.P.R. certificate
  • Must have effective oral and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to understand and be sensitive to cultural differences
  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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