Counselling Program Update

 

Introducing the Counselling Program’s New Stepped Care Model

Starting Fall 2019, Cameray Child and Family Services began a process of exploring how the Counselling Program could incorporate a Stepped Care Model to best serve the population in Burnaby and New Westminster.  That process began with listening to the feedback of both past and present clients, researching the effectiveness of Stepped Care Models, and reaching out to other local agencies that were also making the transition to this model of care.  What became clear is that expanding our counselling services to incorporate group therapy as part of the Stepped Care Model would not only alleviate some of the issues our clients were facing such as long wait lists, but would also offer an incredibly effective therapy for certain presenting issues.

We began implementation of the new program model this summer. The experience of the clients as they are referred to and begin their services in Cameray’s Counselling Program will stay much the same.  The referrals are still open to the community to be submitted by telephone, email, or fax, and the client will be contacted for an intake session as soon as possible.  Our counsellors will then facilitate an intake session, which will the give them the information they need to make recommendations for the most therapeutically beneficial next steps for the client and their family.  Those next steps may include group, individual, and/or family therapy. Cameray will run the first series of groups starting in October 2020 (see attached list of groups for 2020-2021). All of these groups will be offered virtually, in order to maintain the safety of both clients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to gather feedback, evaluate effectiveness, and monitor outcomes throughout this shift to a Stepped Care Model.

We appreciate your patience during this transition, and welcome any feedback you might have about our services. Should you have any further comments, concerns, or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Parent Support Program September Online Group Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the Parent Support Program September Online Group Calendar.

If you are interested in signing up for any of our groups please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

If there are any group topics that you are interested in but unable to attend please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca and you can request a one on one session with one of our workers to go over the groups material.  Individual sessions can also be booked to discuss any other parenting topic you need support with.

Parent Support Program August Online Group Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the Parent Support Program August Online Group Calendar.

If you are interested in signing up for any of our groups please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

If there are any group topics that you are interested in but unable to attend please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca and you can request a one on one session with one of our workers to go over the groups material.  Individual sessions can also be booked to discuss any other parenting topic you need support with.

Parent Support Program Online July Group Calendar

CLICK HERE for our July Online Group Calendar

If you are interested in signing up for any of our groups please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca

If there are any group topics that you are interested in but unable to attend please email us at pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca and you can request a one on one session with one of our workers to go over the groups material.  Individual sessions can also be booked to discuss any other parenting topic you need support with.

Community Kitchens – Food Skills for Families

Location: Windsor Elementary School, 6166 Imperial Street, Burnaby BC

Starting on Thursday, October 11th to November 15th, 2018

Six sessions: Thursday mornings from 9:15am to 12:15pm

Childcare is available if needed

Spaces are limited. A six-week commitment is required

To register: please contact Pat at pmcdavison@gmail.com or

Tel: 604-764-1358

This program is for parents.

For more information please click here

Temporary Child and Family Counsellor

One Position Available – Child and Family Counsellor

  • 1 Temporary @ 35 hours/week until Dec 31, 2018
  • To provide long and short term counselling to children and their families
  • To work two evenings until 7:00 pm
  • To start April 23, 2018
Key Responsibility Area – Counselling with Children, Parents and Families
  • To function as part of a clinical team
  • To work with children using play/art therapy
  • To provide information and education regarding child development, including sexual and emotional development
Key Responsibility Area – Referral, Information and Consultation
  • To provide occasional crisis intervention to clients
  • To liaise with other agencies/professionals regarding clients for purposes of consultation or referral
Key Responsibility Area – Community Liaison/Advocacy
  • To advocate for and to co-ordinate client services with other agencies and professionals
  • To collaborate with MCF Social Workers on client goals/programs, such as ICM’s as required
Key Responsibility Area – Administration
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan in conjunction with the client and conduct regular reviews of the treatment process
  • Maintain client files, recording client visits and key information
  • Prepare client progress reports
  • Complete all required data collection, including clinical stats
  • Submit time sheets and other information as required
  • Prepare education handout for parents, clients and community
Key Responsibility Area – Professional Development
  • Keep abreast of development in the fields of sexual abuse and trauma counselling
  • Attend specified workshops and conferences
  • Network with colleagues and other professionals in the field
Qualifications
  • M.S.W. or M.A. /M.Ed./Psychology
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience, including work with children and families
  • Training and experience in play therapy techniques, sexual abuse counselling and individual and family counselling
  • In depth knowledge of child development and sexual abuse dynamics
  • Knowledge of child protection and legal systems
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Competence and comfort in working with diversity
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a professional team
  • Drivers License
Other:
  • This position is covered under a collective agreement
  • Cameray Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer
  • Successful applicants are subject to a criminal record check.  Notarized copy of degree(s) certification required
  • Must have access to a reliable car

Please email interest to mena.perrotta@cameray.ca by April 10, 2018

Welcome Christian Monks to the Management Team!

PictureWelcome Christian!

Christian Monks has been a valued member of the Cameray team since 2008.  He is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist, and he brings his engaging personality and his skills in Mindfulness, EMDR, AEDP, and Art Therapy to his work as a Child and Family Counsellor in the Counselling Program.  He has also specialized in working with children under 12 with sexually intrusive behaviours in our SHIP program, and has consulted with the community on this issue. We are excited to announce that Christian will now be providing clinical supervision and program coordination and management, alongside Michele Holding, as our Counselling Program expands.  We will miss him greatly on the front line, but are so happy to benefit from his skills in this new role!