Kindred Connections Society (Kindred)
by Kindred Connections Society (Kindred)
Published: May 11, 2023 (3 weeks ago)

About Kindred:
At Kindred, we’re convinced the key to living well is healthy relationships with self, family, and others. But relationships are complicated and sometimes we find ourselves in vulnerable places, disconnected from those who matter most.
Kindred’s purpose is to realize the power of human connection, and it shapes everything we do. Whether nuclear or chosen, family is the most important relationship in a person’s life. So, we invest in the special bond between children and those that care for them. We provide road maps toward healing when essential relationships are ruptured. And we understand that accessing timely mental health support can inspire confidence with self and others. Healthy human connection is possible, and together we can realize it.

The Position:
Job Title: Counsellor, Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Hybrid Work Option Available

Position Overview:
Are you passionate about family-based counselling and would like the opportunity to strengthen your skills within an evidence-based, systemic framework? If this sounds like you, we are currently seeking a counsellor to join our Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program. FFT is a community based, short-term prevention and treatment strategy that is family focused and designed to reduce the risks of school truancy, mental health concerns, criminal involvement, substance abuse and family conflict. Training in the modality is provided, as FFT counsellors are expected to exercise a high degree of clinical skill while maintaining adherence to a sophisticated, evidence-based model. Flexibility will be required to conduct sessions in families’ homes, in office, and in virtual format, working 2-3 evenings per week.

• A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline;
• Current active registration with a professional governing body;
• Clinical experience working with complex family systems and high-risk populations (2+ years’ experience desired);
• Demonstrated ability to engage families and their natural supports;
• Strong teamwork skills and willingness to learn, alongside a growth mindset;
• Ability to work within a collaborative environment with program partners;
• Demonstrates a posture of cultural humility in working with diverse populations. Experience working with Indigenous and/or immigrant families is an asset;
• Effective verbal and written communication skills;
• Highly organized and strong administrative skills;
• Strong computer competencies;
• Effective time management skills and ability to manage a demanding schedule;
• Use of a vehicle and ability to drive throughout Calgary;
• Core Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is an asset;
• Valid driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract and use of a vehicle with appropriate insurance;
• Expectation of flexibility with hours to meet client needs; some evening work required.

Qualities and Characteristics:
• Embodies Kindred’s purpose (connection!) as demonstrated by prioritizing, embracing, and thriving in the work through strong relationships internally and externally;
• Strong personal alignment with the Kindred values: compassion, courage, family, excellence, and humility.

How to Apply:
The application will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for your interest in this position. Please note, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please e-send your Cover Letter and Resume to:
Sara-Lynn Kang, Supervisor of Family Mental Health & Social Inclusion at saralynn.kang@kindred.ca with “Counsellor, Functional Family Therapy (FFT)” in the subject line.

Successful applicants for this Position must complete Police Information Check and Alberta Intervention Record Check

Kindred offers a competitive benefits package comprises of health, dental, paid sick/personal days, generous vacation time, life insurance, AD&D, supplemental unemployment benefits plan, long-term disability, and group RRSP with employer matched contributions. We also offer on-going learning and development opportunities, and we hold employee appreciation and social events throughout the year.

The need for human connection is universal. At Kindred, we believe that everyone deserves to experience belonging regardless of where you come from, who you love, how much money you have or how you choose to pray. By embracing diversity of culture, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and thought, Kindred is committed to ensuring there is space for you. Kindred approaches its diversity, equity, and inclusion journey with curiosity and humility. We commit to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our staff, clients and anyone we have the privilege of being in connection with.