Family Counselling Centre of Brant
Board of Directors – Member
Volunteer Position

Family Counselling Centre of Brant, Inc., in partnership with the community, provides life-changing support through counselling, developmental services, education and advocacy. We support the victims of abuse and those who have witnessed it. We empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live full and satisfying lives, and our agency provides guidance in financial management and debt reduction to those in need. With over 40 full-time staff, we serve the communities of Brant, Hamilton, Niagara, and Haldimand-Norfolk.

Who we are looking for:

Engaged and compassionate Volunteer Directors seeking to play a leadership role in the oversight of counselling, developmental, and community services. As a member of our Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the agency’s long-term planning, strategic leadership and governance in accordance with Family Counselling Centre of Brant’s mission, vision and values.

Our Board of Directors consists of up to 12 volunteer Directors who each serve a minimum 3-year term. The Board meets for two hours on the first Thursday of every month and are provided with a catered dinner. Members are also asked to volunteer three to five hours per month on various committees. Members attend events and bi-annual board-retreats in order to review and set the agencies strategic plan, priorities, and long-term objectives. New board members are nominated at the Family Counselling Centre of Brant’s Annual General Meeting each September.

What you will gain:

  • Ongoing governance training and professional development opportunities
  • A voice at the table in the oversight of counselling, developmental, and community services
  • Greater awareness to the current issues facing your community
  • Professional networking and connections to the key mental-health stakeholders in the region

Responsibilities:

  • Attend board orientation after election/appointment to the Board of Directors to ensure the functions of the Board are understood.
  • Maintain a minimum of 70% meeting attendance. Meetings are held from September –June on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
  • Represent the agency in a professional and confidential manner while in the community.

To Apply:

If you would like to support our organization and the work we do in your community, please email a copy of your resume to
Devon Atherton
Communications and Development Coordinator
Family Counselling Centre of Brant
datherton@fccb.ca

Family Counselling Centre of Brant is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities, by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.


Respite/Community Inclusion Worker – Respite Services
Casual Position

Family Counselling Centre of Brant, Inc., in partnership with the community, promotes the well being and social inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities through counselling, support, education and advocacy.

We are looking for:

Individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment. The Respite/Community Inclusion Worker will be responsible to assist adults and children with a developmental disability to participate in meaningful on site respite and social inclusion activities in the community.

Responsibilities:

Provide program participants with a variety of social, recreational and life skills based on the individual’s interests and goals.
Initiate social inclusion through assisting participants to identify their hopes for meaningful community participation and assist them to integrate into community services/activities.
Provide person centered planning to all participants.
Assist individuals with access to community life and activities by helping them to learn how to use and access public transportation or, when necessary, transporting clients in the employee’s own vehicle.
Perform all assigned administrative functions in an accurate, organized and timely manner.
Provide mentoring and support for volunteers and students.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of agency and program policies, procedures and guidelines.
Ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner; as governed by agency health and safety policies and procedures.

 Qualifications:

  • Developmental Services Worker Diploma, or college diploma in a related field
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Safety Care Certification
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable, insured vehicle

This position will be based in Brantford. If you are interested in joining a growing, dynamic team, then we welcome your resume indicating your interest to: Laura Bergeron, Manager of Child and Family Support Services, Family Counselling Centre of Brant, Inc. 54 Brant Ave. Brantford, Ontario N3T 3G8, Fax: 519-753-9287 or email: lbergeron@fccb.ca.

Family Counselling Centre of Brant is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities, by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Manager of Clinical Services
Full-time Permanent Position

Family Counselling Centre of Brant is a not-for–profit, charitable organization, specializing in counselling, developmental services and credit counselling, serving the communities of Brant, Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Norfolk

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Clinical Services will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of the agency’s Counselling Programs, and the provision of leadership and guidance to therapists and professional staff. The candidate will also represent the agency on local and interagency committees.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for training and consultation to all agency staff on trauma and attachment informed practice, as well as for ensuring that organizational and program practice is consistently attachment-informed.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a Masters Degree in a counselling related field (minimum of five years experience) and at least two years management experience in a clinical setting. You will also have significant training and experience in trauma and attachment informed practice, excellent leadership, communication and consulting skills, and a good knowledge of the Hamilton and Brant social service sector. You must be a member in good standing in the Ontario College of Social Work or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Interested candidates should forward their resume by February 22, 2019 to: Family Counselling Centre of Brant, Inc. 54 Brant Ave. Brantford, Ontario N3T 3G8, Fax: 519-753-9287, or email: cembling@fccb.ca   Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Family Counselling Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, ages, ability and sexual and gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to anti-oppressive and anti-racist principles. We shall make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. If you require accommodations please contact us at 519-753-4173 extension 331.

 

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