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  • Practicum Placement, September 2021 - Vancouver, BC

    Practicum students who join Peak Resilience are provided with the opportunity to further develop their clinical skills, obtain clinical supervision, and grow their professional network through events and activities.

    Position Summary:

    This position will begin in September 2021

    Practicum placement of a minimum of 8 months with opportunities for extension

    A minimum of 2 full days - schedule and client hours to be determined based on program requirements and current client needs

    A commitment to at least one evening or weekend shift

    Practicum students will:

    Conduct telephone intakes and consultations with prospective clients

    Offer both brief and longer-term counselling services including: initial assessments, regular counselling sessions, providing resources, and facilitating termination with clients

    Meet regularly with clinical supervisor to review clinical work and support skill development

    Attend team clinical consultation meetings

    What we’re looking for:

    Currently enrolled in a Masters program in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, or social work

    Demonstrated commitment to practicing from an anti-oppression and trauma-informed perspective

    An understanding and integration of intersectional feminist principles Demonstrated basic clinical skills, including ability to empathize effectively, maintain boundaries, and reflect mindfully on own internal experience in therapy

    Demonstrated awareness of risk assessment and safety planning Has a basic understanding of counselling theories/approaches and case conceptualization skills

    Demonstrated openness to learning and receiving feedback

    Preference for some evening/weekend availability

    What we offer:

    A high quality experience for clients from their first contact to connection with a counsellor

    Flexibility and some freedom in creating your schedule (as office space permits)

    Regular group clinical consultation and/or professional development workshops Opportunities for on-call debriefing support with a counsellor on the team Opportunity to join a community of like-minded clinicians

    Administrative support: reception, online booking, billing, and client care

    Opportunities to develop groups, workshops, and written materials

    Regular staff events throughout the year to connect with other counsellors on the team

    To Apply

    Applications can be addressed to Jacqui Gamboa. Please send a pdf of your resume, cover letter, and outline of your program’s practicum requirements to jacqueline@peak-resilience.com. In your cover letter please summarize your helping experience and outline your schedule of availability to complete practicum hours.

    The application deadline is March 26, 2021, and short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in April.