Pembina Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit, faith-based counselling service with offices in the cities of Morden and Winkler, the agricultural heartland of industrialized southern Manitoba.

Vision Statement – We believe that restoring individuals and relationships has eternal value for good and is the primary reason for our being
Mission Statement – We exist to help individuals who are struggling personally or in relationships, to gain direction and find lasting hope.


+ Executive Director

The Pembina Counselling Centre (PCC) Board invites applications for the position of Executive Director.
Duties will commence as early as Dec 1, 2019 and by Feb 28, 2020 (based on the availability of the successful candidate).

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer. As chief executive officer, the Executive Director shall be responsible for the direction and supervision of all members of the PCC team and shall delegate authority and responsibility as is appropriate for each board- authorized position.

The Executive Director shall have overall accountability for the effective and efficient operation of PCC, including fundraising, program delivery, support services, financial administration, counselling, management and supervision of all employees and relations with supporters, stakeholders, the public and the media. S/he will provide a link between the day-to-day administration of PCC and the Board Chair, and oversee the development and accomplishment of the Board’s goals and priorities in accordance with its strategic plan.

The Board expects the Executive Director to be inspiring, collaborative, committed to servant leadership, and an advocate for clients. The Executive Director shall demonstrate a commitment to collaborative decision-making, balanced with strength to make challenging decisions in a calm, deliberate manner.

The Executive Director shall exemplify strong moral values, high standards of ethical conduct, an awareness of and sensitivity to professional guidelines, community culture, a commitment to the Board’s strategic plan, and excellent interpersonal, communication and administrative skills.


  • A Master’s degree in Counselling or related human service field (preferred)
  • Member in good standing of a self-regulating professional association
  • Five or more years senior non-profit management experience
  • Solid budget management skills and experience
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of Pembina Counselling Centre’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit sector

Responsibilities and Duties are to:

  • develop, implement and interpret board policy,
  • facilitate the development, implementation, and reporting of the Board’s strategic plan,
  • organize and institute board orientation / development sessions annually,
  • care for fundraising,
  • recruit, select, assign and transfer, supervise, and evaluate staff,
  • provide for staff professional development and program development,
  • monitor the clinical, fiscal, and general operation of PCC,
  • oversee the operation of the administration office,
  • propose annual administrative and clinical operational budgets,
  • interact with all related agencies and collateral service providers,
  • vision cast to staff and supporters at PCC venues
  • act as the Board’s agent when dealing with the public, media, business community, supporters, municipal and government agencies,
  • care for public relations, including news releases to the media and media interviews,
  • generate reports (strategic plan, system functioning, program activity / needs / challenges, financial status, etc.) for Board meetings,
  • commit to personal professional development and growth,
  • perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Board


Commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits include: competitive salary between the 50-75% percentile of the industry standard comparable roles in our service area according to equivalent, four weeks holidays, one week education leave, one week sick leave; mileage for work related travel, professional development budget to meet professional association CEU requirements;


Applicants are requested to submit a comprehensive resume including a statement of counselling philosophy and a minimum of three references, all of whom must have knowledge of the applicant’s performance in the applicant’s current or recent assignment. Please submit completed applications to:

PCC Executive Director Search Committee
c/o Bernie Thiessen, Chair of the Board
Pembina Counselling Center, #205 – 30 Stephen Street Morden, MB R6M 2G3

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to noon, Nov. 1, 2019, will be given careful consideration.

+ Mental Health Counsellor

Position Summary

This is a front-line, part-time counselling position providing initial intake, screening, assessment and referral (if service request falls outside services we offer), and provision of therapeutic counselling in keeping with PCC’s vision, mission and values to groups and individuals experiencing mental health concerns. PCC provides services in the Pembina Valley of South Central Manitoba.

Details of Position & Hours of Work

  • Immediate start 
  • .4 or .5 F.T.E. (ie. 16 to 20 hours per week) 
  • Term contract position: End date January 2021, which may be expanded in both hours and duration
  • Schedule may vary according to client and program needs
  • Reports to the PCC Clinical program director 


Comparable with industry standards for a not-for-profit professional counselling practice and consistent with our philosophy of compensation which aspires to honour employees with equitable compensation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide client-centred care in line with PCC’s Brand, culture and standards of care for a professional counsellor which includes compliance with the professional code of ethics for counsellors. 
  • Facilitate successful service navigation for clients through empowerment and/or advocacy
  • Share in the provision of intake service.
  • Provide assessment, treatment planning, psycho-education as indicated and appropriate, risk management; therapy from evidenced based and theory guided therapeutic models.
  • Counselling may be on an individual, couple or group basis.
  • Provide the above mentioned clinical services in satellite offices as designated and or needed.
  • Manage clinical caseload and maintain direct and indirect service requirements.
  • Be available for evening clinical work during regular office hours and on occasion outside of regular hours as needed and when appropriate.
  • Engage in community development, community awareness, education and outreach as designated and appropriate, representing the agency in a professional manner. On occasion, these services may be provided outside of regular office hours.
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and case conferencing meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend other meetings; Annual General Meeting and periodically scheduled strategic planning and team building events; annual fundraising event.
  • Maintain awareness of and adherence to policies and protocols as outlined in the Policy and Procedures Manual or supervisor directives.
  • Support and participate in the quality enhancement activities of the clinical team and agency.
  • Actively participate in supervision 
  • Provide coverage for other team members as volunteered/directed.
  • Be supportive of and an active participant in the constant evolution and growth of the agency 
  • Provide peer support
  • Other duties as directed by Clinical program director

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Masters of Counselling or equivalent required
  • Alignment with PCC Statement of faith, philosophy of ministry (PCC Brand, culture, vision, mission and values – see policy manual) a must
  • Two or more years experience desirable
  • Current registration with professional college or a recognized self-regulating professional association required at commencement of employment
  • ASIST and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training an asset
  • Clinical work experience in substance abuse treatment including intake services an asset
  • Comfort and skill with public speaking and group facilitation
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with collateral community service providers
  • Proficiency with computers, smart phones, variety of software programs including presentation technology
  • Driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance and access to a reliable vehicle
  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check is a condition of employment
  • Communication skills – verbal and written

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to emotionally demanding situations at times
  • Regular travel may be required within the service area
  • May be working with individuals who have a history of trauma and emotionally reactive 
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required
  • Moderate physical activity which includes walking, standing, sitting


PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER IN CONFIDENCE by email and hard copy by November 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm to:
Clinical Program Director – Pembina Counselling Centre, #205-30 Stephen Street, Morden, MB R6M 2G3

Please indicate the position you are applying to in the subject line if submitting via email.

PCC is a Christian not-for-profit counselling centre accountable to a Board of Directors. Please refer to our webpage for more information.

If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of any required accommodations needed.

We thank all applicants for their interest but regret only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.