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Workplace Support Services Counsellor (Mental Health and Addictions)

LifeWorks

This is a Contract position in Victoria, BC posted January 11, 2022.

Build a meaningful career

At LifeWorks, we offer more than career opportunities, we provide career opportunities to make meaningful contributions to people’s lives.  The extraordinary expertise of a more than 6,000-strong workforce is harnessed to support the employees and families of the organizations we serve. Our innovative programs have a lasting impact on the health, financial security and productivity of 24,000 workplaces.

Reporting to the Regional Clinical Director, you will be providing in-person counselling services for Lifework’s Workplace Support Programs (WSP).

Workplace Support Programs (WSP) Counsellor
Workplace Support Programs, Employee Support Solutions
Victoria, BC

Permanent Full time

Workplace Support Programs (WSP) :

A group of programs designed to address mental health concerns in the workplace. Lifework's Workplace Support Program offers the industry's earliest intervention into employee mental health issues that require a solution beyond short-term EAP support or as part of a disability case management treatment plan. The programs provide professional assessment and counselling to support an individual's return to healthy productivity. These clinical interventions address issues requiring longer-term, more specialized or more intensive levels of care in order to prevent or manage workplace performance problems, absence and disability.

*COVID-19: this role will be remote/work from home for the time of the pandemic.

Summary:

Reporting to the Regional Clinical Director, you will be providing in-person counselling services for Lifework's Workplace Support Programs (WSP).

Benefits:

  • Group insurance plan as of the first day of employment;
  • Generous vacation policy;
  • Paid professional development days;
  • Office space provided by Lifeworks (while social distancing measures are in place, this role will be a remote work from home position);
  • Clinical supervision available;
  • Flexible schedule.

Succeeding as a WSP Counsellor – Workplace Support Programs you will be required to have the following core qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling, Psychology, or Social Work;
  • Registration with a College or Professional Association
  • Prominent substance abuse assessment, mental health assessment skills 
  • Ability to adapt to clinical supervision
  • Ability to assess all types of psycho-social disorders and develop treatment plans;
  • Ability to use or have knowledge of clinical assessment tools;
  • Able to write reports in a clear and concise manner;
  • Experience and expertise with mandated clients;
  • Basic knowledge of community resources and case management skills;
  • Competency with computer skills, MS office
  • Ability to work remotely and also collaborate in a team environment

Fulfilling work that matters

LifeWorks is in the business of helping organizations help their people and in the process, we strive to elevate ours. We're always looking for talented professionals and strategic leaders looking to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We appreciate the interest of every applicant; however, we contact only those selected for an interview.

At LifeWorks, we are committed to putting our people first.  Our priority is to optimize the health and productivity of our people.  In light of COVID-19, our company continues to monitor the global situation and following local guidance in each of our communities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees.  Safety is our highest priority, and while the goal is to ultimately return to the office, we are currently working remotely and are connecting with candidates through virtual interviews, recruitment events, and information sessions.  We are excited to connect with you virtually, and look forward to receiving your application.