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Misty Tomashewsky Hillaby
by Misty Tomashewsky Hillaby
Published: July 26, 2023 (2 months ago)
990 Boulder Blvd, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 0E5

About organization/overview:

I Have a Chance Support Services Ltd. (IHACSS) first opened its doors in 1987 due to a need in the community.  It began as an early intervention program, offering in-home respite to families in need.  The first residential support home opened in 1989 with the day activity program starting in 1993.


IHAC is a private agency headquartered in Stony Plain, AB, providing support services across Canada.  The atmosphere in the communities in which we serve provides opportunity for individuals to feel respected, welcomed, and included in the community.

Position Summary:

As a Counselling Psychologist at IHACSS you will play a vital role in promoting mental and emotional wellbeing with our clients. Our client population are adults who are primarily from indigenous communities of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut regions. Many of our clients have co-morbid health issues that could include trauma, cognitive impairment, physical disabilities, addictions, mental health disorders and behavioural challenges.  The successful clinician would need to have experience with this population, which includes an understanding and appreciation for their unique culture, stigmatism and challenges indigenous people face, generational trauma, and an understanding of the impact clients face when separated from their culture and family. We are seeking someone who is a compassionate listener, motivated to help clients towards personal growth and positive wellbeing and who can work both autonomously and collaboratively within a multi disciplinary environment. The successful clinician will understand and implement both cultural appropriate interventions and evidence-based therapies to clients to promote health and wellbeing. We are seeking someone who is organized, self motivated and can bring innovative ideas to the organization.

We are seeking to fill a 1.0 FTE Psychologist position to start as soon as possible. We are offering a salary of $80,000 to $90,000 per year.

Benefits include:

  • Employer paid health and dental benefits upon hire
  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • Paid STAT’s
  • 24 hours of Paid time off after 6 months of employment to use towards sick time, health appointments, personal emergencies.
  • Free on-site parking at our Stony Plain headquarters
  • Casual dress code
  • 30 minute paid lunch
  • No overhead costs
  • Paid for your admin time
  • Work life Balance:
    • Monday to Thursday 8:30-4:00, Fridays 8:30 to 2:30
    • No work in the evenings, weekends or on call
    • Relaxed work opportunities between Christmas and New Years

Job responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a minimum of 17.5 hours of face-to-face client hours and 20 hours of charting/documentation, meetings, and other admin time.
  • Providing psychological services to adults in a group home setting including assessment and treatment.
  • Responsible for accurate and up to date client charting/documentation.
  • Consult with case management, clinical and community services staff regarding client issues including but not limited to psychological assessment, psycho-therapeutic intervention, telephone and face-to-face conferences, program implementation and evaluation.
  • Be a co-lead regarding crisis intervention and program planning, implementation, monitoring, training, and evaluation activities.
  • Work with intake coordinators and other staff, to develop and monitor compliance with assessment protocols for psychological evaluations.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring, and team management of comprehensive psychological services for clients, including but not limited to counseling services.
  • Working with diverse populations with various abilities and ages including aboriginal individuals.
  • Adhere to the colleges’ healthcare code of conduct, ethics, and client confidentiality.


IHACSS is an organisation with diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

  • Master’s or Doctorate in counselling psychology.
  • Provisional or Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
  • Competency in evidence-based psychotherapies such as CBT, DBT, or EMDR.
  • Advanced knowledge of trauma therapies and trauma-informed care is a strong asset.
  • Clean criminal record check for vulnerable sector.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • An understanding of rural and remote communities and their inherent challenges and barriers.
  • Understanding and ability to practice with Nation-based and community-driven philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, supported by well-developed advisory, mentoring, and teaching skills.
  • Sound MS Office (Excel, Word) and computer/data entry skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team. 


If this opportunity is of interest to you, please send your cover letter and resume to our IHACSS Human Resources Manager Misty Tomashewsky Hillaby at



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