Counsellor (Probation & Parole office)

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At LifeWorks, we offer more than career opportunities, we provide career opportunities to make meaningful contributions to people’s lives.  The extraordinary expertise of a more than 7,000-strong workforce is harnessed to support the employees and families of the organizations we serve. Our innovative programs have a lasting impact on the health, financial security and productivity of 24,000 workplaces.


Counsellor - Ontario Government Counselling Services

On-site -Walkerton, ON

2 days/Month

Independent Contractor

Reporting to the Supervisor of the Government Counselling Services, you will be providing counselling to assigned Probation and Parole cases referred to LifeWorks by the Ministry of the Solicitor General, in a probation and parole office.


  • Provide medium-term counselling and referrals to assigned cases;

  • Provide individual and group counselling (as applicable);

  • Communicate on clients' behalf to Probation and Parole Officers, verbally and in writing, as per contractual requirements;

  • Communicate on clients' behalf, with express consent, with external professionals;

  • Follow the Government Counselling Services client services model and administrative requirements;

  • Meet the company's contractual obligations to the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario.

Succeeding as a Counsellor - Government Services will require the following core qualifications and skills:

  • Master's degree in Counselling, Psychology or Social Work;

  • Professional College membership and valid professional liability insurance;

  • Minimum of two (2) years post-graduate counselling experience delivering cognitive behavioral therapy, with focus on addictions;

  • Experience and confidence to work with individuals who have complex issues and challenges including mental health, addictions, homelessness, social exclusion, and involvement with the justice system and/or social service field;

  • Ability to work with various types of clients presenting a wide variety of issues and good knowledge of local community resources;

  • Knowledge of physical/sexual abuse responsibility and legislation is an asset;

  • Experience with mandated clients is an asset;

  • Strong clinical assessment skills with specificity to positive community adaptation and integration;

  • Ability to set short term objectives and work from a strength-based model;

  • Ability to write report in a clear and concise manner and to submit them in a strict timeline;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent time-management and organizational skills;

  • Adherence to professional and ministry boundaries for client intervention and care;

  • Access to laptop and printer is required.

Where permitted by law, LifeWorks employees must be fully immunized to access a LifeWorks office or customer premises.

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Fulfilling work that matters

LifeWorks is in the business of helping organizations help their people and in the process, we strive to elevate ours. We're always looking for talented professionals and strategic leaders looking to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We appreciate the interest of every applicant; however, we contact only those selected for an interview.

At LifeWorks, we are committed to putting our people first.  Our priority is to optimize the health and productivity of our people.  In light of COVID-19, our company continues to monitor the global situation and following local guidance in each of our communities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees.  Safety is our highest priority, and while the goal is to ultimately return to the office, we are currently working remotely and are connecting with candidates through virtual interviews, recruitment events, and information sessions.  We are excited to connect with you virtually, and look forward to receiving your application.

Kitchener, ON, M2A, CA