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Youth Counsellor - RCMP Support Services

Surrey, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

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Employment Status

Union - CUPE Local 402

Regular Full-Time


Under the supervision of the Intervention Programs Manager, the Youth Counsellor provides professional counselling to Surrey youth in an outreach capacity with the overarching aim of preventing and reducing criminal and negative behavior.


  • Meet with youth and families to assess underlying reasons for a youth's involvement in criminal activity and/or risky behaviour.
  • Provide early intervention through short-term counselling.
  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate community resources in order to guide youth toward healthy decision-making.
  • Promote behavioural change through rapport-building, education, skill development, and community partnerships.
  • Case management, case coordination, assessment of youth and family risk factors, and collaborative development of individualized program plans.
  • Record ongoing confidential progress reports of counselling sessions through summaries and recommendations.
  • Provide professional guidance to other community professionals and RCMP members.
  • Represent the program on community committees and at various professional agency meetings.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.


  • Grade 12 supplemented by a University Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with youth in a one to one counselling role.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Special consideration given to people with previous experience working with Indigenous youth and families.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's License with safe driving record, as well as access to a personal vehicle.
  • Able to obtain and maintain the relevant level of RCMP enhanced reliability security clearance throughout employment.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of an RCMP Reliability Security Clearance.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until September 12, 2019.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

Law Enforcement and Security