JFS is currently accepting counselling students for May and September, 2023 internships. This program is open to candidates who hold either a Masters degree in psychology, counselling or a related field, or who are currently in a Masters program and have completed basic counselling theory. The objective of the program is to provide training in counselling skills to students who will support the individuals who are accessing various counselling programs within JFS. JFS is a social service agency that has served the Lower Mainland Jewish and non-Jewish communities since 1936.

What does the program consist of?

Each student will receive a minimum of 1.5 hours of individual supervision per week, monthly group supervision, and a series of workshops.  Some of the topics covered are:  family therapy, working with older adults and low-income individuals, trauma, substance use.  Students are expected to work minimum of 14 hours per week, and one evening per week. Clients will be provided by JFS through existing intake process.

This is a challenging placement as many clients have a history of poverty, abuse, substance use. Therefore, strong active listening skills and self-care are necessary.

To apply for this position, please fill in the application which also requires you to submit your resume and cover letter.