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Family, marriage and other related counsellors assist individuals and groups of clients to identify, understand and overcome personal problems and achieve personal objectives. They are employed by counselling centres, social service agencies, group homes, government agencies, family therapy centres, and health care and rehabilitation facilities, or they may work in private practice.
addictions counsellor, bereavement counsellor, child and youth counsellor, family counsellor, marriage counsellor, registered clinical counsellor, registered marriage and family therapist, rehabilitation counsellor, sex therapist, vocational rehabilitation counsellor.
- Interview clients, prepare case histories and assess problems
- Conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment
- Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
- Counsel clients, provide therapy and mediation services, and facilitate group sessions
- Liaise with community agencies or partners, and identify additional or alternative services and provide referrals
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions, and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement toward defined objectives
- Follow up on results of counselling programs and clients' adjustments
- Prepare assessment, progress, follow-up and court reports
- May supervise other counsellors, social service staff and assistants
- May provide public education and consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues and methods
- May provide witness testimony in court proceedings
- May conduct research, publish research papers, educational texts and articles and deliver presentations at conferences.
- May participate in fundraising activities.
Family, marriage and other related counsellors often specialize in dealing with a specific client group such as injured workers, or with specific problems, such as drug and alcohol addiction, marital difficulties or behavioural disorders.
St. John's, Mount Pearl, Arnold's Cove, Bay Roberts, Bishop's Cove, Carbonear, Conception Bay South, Gulch, Gull Island, Harbour Grace, North River, Spaniard's Bay, Torbay, Upper Island Cove, Wabana, Birchy Nap, Chamberlains, Codner, Doyles, Foxtrap, Goulds, Greeleytown, Kelligrews, Lance Cove, Lawrence Pond, Manuels, Newton, North Pond Heights, Peachytown, Riverdale, Talcville, Topsail, Upper Gullies
Outlook & Prospects for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors in Avalon Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2013
- Husky Energy has donated $200,000 to the Gathering Place in St. John's to support programs and services offered for people with physical, mental and social difficulties
- The provincial government announced $177,000 in funding to reconfigure an existing three-bedroom social housing unit on Buckmaster's Circle into a two-bedroom home and a single- bedroom apartment to help meet the social housing needs of smaller families
- Eastern Health is actively recruiting urologists. Negotiations are underway with two new urologists. If hired, this will bring the full complement to eight or nine, up from three last summer.
- The City of St. John's has approved a new daycare facility for the Native Friendship Centre on Elizabeth Avenue. The centre will open in 2014.
- The provincial government announced $360,000 in funding to open a new medical clinic in Western Bay, NL
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