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Clinical Counsellor – Urban Counselling Network

Boyle Street Community Services

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REPORTS TO: Mental Health Manager

HOURLY RANGE: $25.37 – $29.85 per hour plus excellent benefit package upon completion of probation period

HOURS: 22.5 hours per week working 3 days/week from 8:30AM-5PM

JOB ID: 19-015BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force.”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team.

Job Purpose:

The Urban Counselling Network (UCN), located in Boyle Street Community Services’ Mental Wellness Department provides much needed free counselling services by qualified master-level clinical counsellors to low-income, homeless, and marginalized populations in the inner-city. The Clinical Counsellor is responsible for providing therapeutic counselling within Boyle Street’s Mental Wellness Department, along with in-home and off-site counselling sessions (as requested) to inner-city community member who have mental illness or mental health issues.


  • Counselling individuals; for people who live with multiple barriers (poverty, mental illness, addictions, homelessness, etc.).
  • Assist in meeting the psychosocial needs of clients through collaboration and consultation with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and community resources.
  • Delivery and follow-up of Crisis Intervention as needed.
  • Working cooperatively as part of a team (planning of services, team meetings, facilitating information sessions); community liaison for counselling program.
  • Advocacy as needed (e.g. writing letters for clients who engaged in counselling for Victims of Crime Financial Benefits Program).
  • Client file maintenance as per ethical guidelines of professional registering body.
  • Providing support, if required, to clients in the community or in their homes.
  • Facilitation of psycho-educational groups (on occasion).


  • Must have completed a Master’s degree in one of the following: Counselling or Psychology.
  • Active registration in good standing with any of the following: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, College of Alberta Psychologists (Registered or Provisionally Registered individuals will be considered).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience counselling individuals living with the effects of trauma.
  • At least 1 year experience working with marginalized, poor, homeless populations.
  • Experience counselling individuals with addictions is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Indigenous clients; knowledge of the impact of Indian Residential Schools on the Indigenous population.
  • Suicide Intervention training is required.
  • Current criminal and child and youth intervention record checks.
  • Ability to work proactively, effectively, and independently in a complex changing environment.

Closing Date: May 20, 2019

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-015BSCS, Clinical Counsellor in the Subject Line on the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.