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Clinical Counsellor
Take A Hike Foundation
Are you passionate about youth, mental health, and the outdoors? Take a Hike Foundation is seeking a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC or CC) with an interest in mental health, and a passion for the land, education and supporting vulnerable youth and families, to become part of our Programs Team in Merritt. 
Each Take a Hike program has one full-time Clinical Counsellor to support vulnerable youth in changing their lives. The Clinical Counsellor will work regular classroom hours on designated Take a Hike school days, typically 5 days a week, and will accompany the team on all the program field trips. This role requires full participation on weekly field trips learning from the land as well as multi-day wilderness trips; typically, two per year ranging in length from 2 to 5 days. We are seeking a Clinical Counsellor who is an 2 adventurer at heart and truly values the positive impact of spending time in nature; someone who recognizes that the most impactful therapeutic breakthroughs can happen outside of an office setting, perhaps in a canoe or on a mountaintop.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Individual counseling with youth during school time • Family sessions to support parents / guardians of youth • Group counseling sessions addressing youth issues • Participate in all parts of the program including multi-day camping trips, volunteering, and events • Liaise with the entire staff team, and external agencies that can provide additional support to youth • For the first few months, build relationships with school district and community partners to ensure Take a Hike’s success within the community • Facilitating youth assessments for metric and data collection
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Experience: • Master's in counselling psychology, Masters in Marriage and Family therapy or master's in social work with a Clinical focus. • Registered member of B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors or a Certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association • Experience with counseling youth and people in crisis and confident with behavior management • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Ability to apply counseling practices outside of a traditional office • Physically fit (must be able to support and lead youth in outdoor activities) • Knowledge of or experience with couples and family counseling • Collaborative team player, able to establish and maintain positive working relationships • Must be comfortable in the outdoors, able to care for self and others regardless of the weather and conditions • Willingness to grow in their skills and comfort through weekly out trips hiking, paddling, and regular time in nature • Ability and skills to camp overnight on self-propelled outdoor experiences • Above all, a passion for supporting vulnerable youth
TERMS & COMPENSATION: This is a full-time, permanent position with an ideal start date of end of October 2022 (with room for flexibility). We offer a salary of $70,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience and based on a 37.5-hour work week with generous benefits that include: • 100% employer paid benefits including extended health and dental • Disability and Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Plan • Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching • Health Spending Account • Generous vacation time - 2 weeks’ vacation of winter break, 2 weeks’ vacation over spring break and 1 week vacation in the summer - work from home during the summer months • Professional development budget and training opportunities • Relocation assistance package including: Relocation budget for moving, packing and storage expenses - Travel allowance - Retention bonus
****  This position is based in Merritt, BC.
HOW TO APPLY: If this position is of interest to you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Sophie Beaudry, People and Culture Advisor at
Applications will be evaluated, and interviews conducted, on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply early.
Take a Hike values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at Take a Hike means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. Individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, Black, or other racialized Canadians, or candidates with lived experience in mental health are encouraged to consider this opportunity. Our commitment to reconciliation can be found on our website here

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