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AHS - Family Counsellor - Red Deer

Date Posted: May 30 2019

Family Counsellor

Requisition #: ALB00097321

Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $41.58 - $55.25 per hour


The Southern Community Geographic Team is made up of five (5) different sites throughout southern Alberta. Our team provides specialized Forensic Mental Health Services to rural communities from Red Deer South to the provincial borders. The team was established in order to bring Forensic Services "closer to home" for rural areas as Forensic Services were not available outside of the two largest provincial centres – Calgary and Edmonton. The client population is one with complex Forensic and Mental Health issues that may include domestic or sexual violence offences. All clients are involved with the legal system and have been mandated to attend the service for assessment and/or treatment purposes.


Reporting to the manager of the Forensic Assessment Outpatient Service (FAOS), this position is based out of the Red Deer Satellite office. As the Family Counsellor you will be responsible for provision of professional duties as assigned including clinical assessment, treatment and counselling of legally mandated adults and adolescents within Central Southern Alberta. You will work effectively within an interdisciplinary setting providing assessment and psychosocial intervention in an individual or group format. In addition, you will work with families as appropriate to establish and sustain effective treatment strategies for the offender. You will be expected to establish and maintain liaisons with outside justice agencies and professionals for the benefit of the clients and the program, and will perform all duties with a high degree of independence and in accordance with program and professional standards.


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