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Maple Ridge ICM - Registered Counsellor (0.9)

ICM Team Maple Ridge, 22239 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada Req #200
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

RainCity Housing wishes to acknowledge that we operate programs on the stolen, unceded, ancestral, traditional homelands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əmq̓íc̓əy̓qiqéytqʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷsəl̓ílwətaʔɬSEMYOMEshíshálhSḵwx̱wú7meshˈstɔːloʊ and Xʷməθkwəy̓əm Nations.

About Us – A home for every person 

RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. Our mission is to advance social equity by building upon the strengths of our community and of each individual. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities, and make change for people experiencing homelessness, mental health, trauma, and substance use issues.

RainCity Housing has been developing emerging and promising practices for over 40 years in social services and healthcare, providing Housing First, harm reduction and supports for community members who access our services. To learn more, check out our innovations page . You can visit our Indeed page and click on the “Follow” button to be notified of new job openings: 

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  • 5 days of paid leave for Indigenous Employees for Ceremonial, Cultural, and Spiritual events per year 
  • 8 weeks of paid leave for gender affirming care for medical procedures for transgender and gender diverse employees, cumulative total 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program available to ALL employees, including 24-hour helpline, Personal counselling, Life Coaching, Financial Coaching, Legal Referral and Advisory Services, and Health Coaching:
  • Municipal Pension Plan with guaranteed lifetime monthly pension when you retire: 
  • Employer-paid benefits for regular Part-time and Full-time employees:
  • Vision Care, Dental Care, Massage, Prescription Drugs, Naturopath, Chiropract, Group Life Benefit, Long Term Disability, and Out-of-Province and Out-of-Country Emergencies

Position Summary
The Registered Counsellor works within the context of a client centered care model, in accordance with the standards of professional practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established policy and protocols of RainCity Housing. Carrying individual caseloads with up to 12 Participants not withstanding a shared model of collaboration, the Registered Counsellor works within a trans-disciplinary team and as part of a broader integrated system to deliver services to participants experiencing various levels of substance use and mental health conditions. Using a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, the Counsellor provides independent substance use and mental health screening, identifies the participant’s motivation and their stage in the treatment process, and encourages engagement in treatment.  

The Registered Counsellor is actively engaged in community outreach, home support, case management, and service coordination for participants, maintaining oversight to ensure that participant’s self-identified goals for recovery and community integration are supported by appropriate services and practices, consistent with the values of self-determination/choice and harm reduction. Counselling and support services are often provided in non-traditional environments, such as the participant’s home, coffee shops, and community centres.

Job Competition # 2023.487        
Job: Registered Counsellor, Maple Ridge ICM, Permanent, Part-Time Position, 0.9 FTE
Salary Range: $39.56- $49.39 (Grid 11 HSPA)
Hours: 67.5 bi-weekly
Schedule: This position requires the person to work 4-week block rotation with shift partner, shift times are 08:30am - 4:30pm and 12:30pm- 8:30pm, rotation includes one weekend a month 08:30am -4:30pm. Includes a 30-minute unpaid meal break.
Work Site: Maple Ridge, BC    
Start Date: As soon as possible 

Transportation: A valid B.C. Driver's License, an acceptable drivers abstract, and use of a reliable personal vehicle is required.
Working knowledge of the Fraser Health region is required.


Pursuant to the Provincial Health Officer's Order, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will only consider applicants who are fully vaccinated, or who have received an exemption from the Provincial Health Office. Proof of either must be provided in advance of any offer of employment being made.

Program Summary
Maple Ridge ICM - Intensive case management plays a vital role in the continuum of services and supports for people with serious mental illness and substance use issues in BC. The ICM Team assists clients by helping them to identify and achieve personalized recovery goals and by assisting in the coordination of support services (e.g. mental health, criminal justice, family, and addictions services). The ICM team also provides housing opportunities for clients using a ‘housing first’ scattered site approach. Clients are offered immediate access to rent supplements so they have the opportunity to live in the same kinds of permanent independent apartments that are typically available to people without mental illness, and the rent supplements are provided without requiring participation in psychiatric or substance use treatment. Self-determination and choice are at the centre of all considerations with respect to the provision of housing and support services.

List of Duties

  • Provides independent substance use and mental health screening, and comprehensive assessments using DSM criteria. 
  • Provides appropriate treatment and support to service participants, including therapy. 
  • Identifies the participant’s motivation and their stage in the treatment process. 
  • Establishes and maintains non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with participants. 
  • Collaborates and consults with colleagues and other community resources and assists with developing and providing education services as required. 
  • Supports participants through evictions and moves, ensuring that learnings and skills from each housing situation are not lost.


  • Our mission is to advance social equity by building upon the strengths of our community and of each individual. We are looking for employees who will be dedicated to helping fulfill our mission. Many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and lived experience of mental health/substance use/homelessness; Minimum education and experience include: 
  • Master’s degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized program and registration with a professional body (e.g., Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor)  
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing professional services to individuals who have substance abuse and mental health illness, including two (2) years post graduate experience, with urban homeless populations with serious mental illness, substance addiction and complex health conditions. Experience with cognitive behavioural, narrative, strength based and relapse prevention practices preferred. 
  • Current first aid and CPR  
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License and acceptable drivers abstract. Use of a personal vehicle is required. 


  • Skills to contribute to safety in the workplace, including: 
  • Demonstrated anti-racism knowledge and skills to support racialized communities, including knowledge of Canada’s historical and ongoing colonialism and its impact on Indigenous peoples. 
  • Demonstrated anti-discrimination knowledge and skills to support equity-seeking groups, including the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, people who use drugs and alcohol, people living with mental health conditions, and sex workers. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically as related to people with experiences of a mental illness, addiction, or homelessness. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural, narrative, and collaborative therapy. 
  • Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug needs. 
  • Broad knowledge of mental health and substance use diagnoses and their interactions. 
  • Broad knowledge of DSM diagnostic classification system. 
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery, and recovery models and practice in mental illness and problematic substance use.  
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and activities. 
  • Basic knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. 

Please submit both a cover letter and resume to apply, describing your suitability for this position. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. As part of the application process, you may be asked a short set of questions to provide further information about your experience and availability. Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people, and we need a staff group that reflects this diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

As we work towards building a diverse staff team, we are particularly seeking applicants who identify as being Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, applicants with personal lived expertise, and 2SLGBTQ+ identified people.

Inclusion and creating a safer space

We are committed to making our organization a safer place for our staff, with steps taken to create space for learning and unlearning. RainCity’s department of Indigenous Cultural Services was created with the purpose to acknowledge the unique history and service needs of our Indigenous staff and tenants in respect to accessing culturally relevant and culturally sensitive care and support. RainCity’s Black Affinity Group was formed to provide support for Black staff by creating a safe space to support each other, network, debrief, and to heal from the impact of harm endured. Candidates are welcome to self-identifying in their cover letters as Black, First nations, Métis, or Inuit.

All of our employees are expected to develop and exhibit skills to contribute to safety in the workplace, including demonstrating anti-racism knowledge and skills to support racialized communities, including knowledge of Canada’s historical and on-going colonialism and its impact on Indigenous peoples, and commitment to learn and uphold the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. Employees are also expected to demonstrate anti-discrimination knowledge and skills to support equity seeking groups, including the 2SLGBTQA+ community, people who use drugs and alcohol, people living with mental health issues and sex workers.

Inclusivity and support for people with differing abilities

In our efforts to provide a barrier-free workplace, we invite you to let us know of any adjustments or accommodations that might be needed for you to participate in the interview or selection process by sending an email to

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Be sure to include a cover letter letting us know why the work that we do is important to you, and how your experiences make you a good fit for this role.

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We are a Union

RainCity Housing is a unionized workplace. Along with the union, we support the principles of the Human Rights Code of BC. We promote a workplace that treats both staff and the people accessing services with dignity and respect.

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  • ICM Team Maple Ridge, 22239 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada