Mental Health Counsellor

Job city: 
Peel Region
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 

Job Description

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre (BMC) is a charitable organization, established in Peel Region in 1987. Its mandate and core business is to enable newcomers, immigrant individuals and families to achieve their full potential and become productive participants in their adopted land. As a Mental Health Counsellor you will be responsible for providing counselling and support services to newcomer individuals and families experiencing mental health issues. This may include confidential individual, family or group counselling, support for families dealing with mental health issues and/or referrals to treatment. Model of service is intensive case management.


  • Program planning, development, monitoring, case management, evaluation & documentation
  • Provide intake assessments and work with clients and their families as assigned
  • Provide ongoing confidential counselling and case management using various theoretical frameworks and interventions in relation to individual client / family needs
  • Promote the meeting of basic needs (housing, medical care, nutrition, etc.)
  • Facilitate the development of daily living and social skills
  • Prepare and provide short and long-term plans and offer psycho-education and support to clients and families impacted by serious mental illness
  • Assist clients to identify their need for treatment programs and provide appropriate referrals
  • Initiate, maintain, and update accurate client reports, case notes, files, assessment forms, and other information as required
  • Assisting in the operation of agency's programs & services including information updating, filing, compiling monthly statistics, activity and outcome report monthly, quarterly, yearly basis
  • Maintain internal and external statistics/reports utilizing internal database
  • Research, develop, and prepare materials related to client intervention and services
  • Liaise with other services (e.g. medical, psychiatric, legal, housing, etc.) and advocates on behalf of the client
  • li>Conducts community education sessions and workshops with the goal of reducing stigma associated with mental illness

  • Distributing promotional material about the services for newcomers at BMC service locations and creating awareness of our services in the community
  • Any other duties related to this position
  • Reports to Executive Director and/or his/her designate


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Mental Health Counselling or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in mental health and addictions or equivalent
  • Fluent in English and ability to speak, read and write Punjabi/Urdu/Hindi is a definite asset
  • Demonstrated ability to apply relevant theoretical models to practice and experience
  • Experience working with individuals and families (including children & youth)
  • Experience in working with community resources making presentations
  • Ability to work individually and be part of an interdisciplinary team and demonstrate cultural competence and respect for diversity
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal communication
  • Effective report writing ability and evaluation of program
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and ICARE
  • Flexible to work evenings or weekends if and when required
  • Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sector is required as part of the hiring process
  • Must have own transportation, driver license and valid insurance to use your vehicle for job related travelling.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter quoting “Mental Health Counsellor” by July 16, 2018:

Human Resources Department
Brampton Multicultural Community Centre
197 County Court Blvd, Suite 303
Brampton, ON L6W 4P6

Fax: 905-874-6100


BMC is an equal opportunity employer that promotes the principles of diversity and equity, and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available upon request; all requests must be made to the HR department in advance.

Thank you to all who have submitted their resume, however, we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.