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Mark Dixon
by Mark Dixon
Published: January 17, 2023 (2 weeks ago)

Child/Youth Counsellor Job Posting

This is a part-time, short-term, in-person position (12-14 hrs/wk, 1 year subject to renewal of funding). Hours are Tues afternoon/evenings, Wed mid-day (and possibly Friday afternoons) to best meet the needs of clients as well as regular case conferencing and clinical supervision. Some local same day travel may be required (mileage and approved expenses will be reimbursed). This role offers an hourly rate of $40-45/hr for child play therapy, youth counselling and occasional group facilitation, and does not include a benefits package at this time. We offer a friendly, dedicated, and passionate work environment and we’re looking for someone who will fit with our culture and team.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide assessment, treatment planning, short-term counselling for early stage interventions and case management for child and youth clients impacted by family violence and abuse (may include survivors of, witnesses to, and perpetrators of, family violence in all its forms);
• Develop curriculum, coordinate and facilitate psycho-education and support groups for children/youth as directed and approved by the Clinical Supervisor;
• Complete intakes, phone and email consults, and collaborate in providing group counselling to clients (any age) who have witnessed, experienced, and/or perpetrated family violence;
• Attend and participate in case conferences, clinical supervision and staff meetings as required;
• Maintain documentation on client files according to ethical codes and clinical standards of practice for the Alberta professional regulatory body with which you are registered;
• Develop and/or enhance relationships with St. Albert, Sturgeon County and other rural and municipal community partners within the sector;
• Other duties as required as part of being a member of SAiF’s staff team.

Minimum required qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Social Work, and/or similar human services degree eligible to provide psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, and research of psychosocial health related to problems of interpersonal abuse;
• Be registered with a professional regulatory body in Alberta (such as College of Alberta Psychologists or Alberta College of Social Workers);
• Awareness of gender issues, human rights issues, violence prevention, etc;
• Training in a recognized Child Play Therapy Program (either in progress or completed) or experience with Child Play Therapy under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor with a specialty in this area.

Our Ideal Candidate has:
• The ability to develop rapport with minors and their parents, case conceptualization and motivate clients towards change;
• An understanding of, and commitment to, anti-oppression principles and practices with experience in trauma-informed and client-centred counselling;
• A high degree of proficiency in both oral and written communication;
• Computer literacy, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and digital clinical record programs;
• A strong attention to detail when required; is able to multi-task and prioritize their own workload;
• The ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate leadership when needed.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as members of Black, racialized or visible minority communities, Indigenous Peoples, people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at mark@saifsociety.ca.

Additional Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
• Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check required.
• Proof of professional registration.

Please ensure your application includes a cover letter and a resume that outlines how you meet the qualifications of the role. Send applications to mark@saifsociety.ca

We thank all those who choose to apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.