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Counsellor Job Description

We seek a counselor who will be responsible for helping people overcome and manage emotional and mental health issues. As a counsellor, you will listen and question patients to gain an understanding of their problems, developing strategies that will improve their lives. Your duties will include treating, diagnosing, and helping patients by creating coping strategies. You will monitor and support patient progress, working with groups and individuals, providing access to community resources.

Counsellor Responsibilities

  • Diagnose patient’s emotional and mental disorders
  • Counsel community groups and individual patients
  • Evaluate patient’s during conversations and interviews to determine the right course of testing and examination
  • Develop a treatment plan with elements such as counselling, medication, or other services
  • Referring patients to resources such as treatment facilities, psychiatrists, or community services
  • Access patient needs and develop patient strategies
  • Maintain good working relationships with government resources, support networks, and community resources
  • Set patient goals and discuss treatment plans
  • Listen, encourage, and support patients
  • Assist patients and discuss experiences and emotions
  • Assist patients through complex life challenges and changes
  • Educate patients on coping skills
  • Advise and guide patients as they make difficult decisions
  • Help patients with various issues such as substance abuse, anger management, bullying, depression, relationships, stress, and suicide

Counsellor Requirements

  • Counsellors
  • Counselling
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced multiple-patient environment
  • Able to handle large amounts of files, dates, schedules, and information
  • Calm with a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Comfortable with building personal relationships and committed to helping others
  • Provide support through mentorship and leadership
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counselling, marriage, family therapy
  • Licenced and regulated to perform counselling
  • Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Able to work nights and weekends
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills

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