Job Posting 101204

Specialilzed Trauma Therapist- serving Adults
Association of Communities Against Abuse (ACAA)
Central Alberta
Camrose, Stettler, Drumheller and areas
closes in 2 days (Thu, 30 May)
part time  •  Based on experience

REPORTS TO Executive Director

SALARY TBD

FTE  0.1 to 0.8 (flexible caseload)

LOCATION Therapists are not required to live in east central Alberta but must be willing to see clients within the region, delivering service both in person and virtually.

 

THE ROLE

This position provides trauma therapy to survivors of sexual violence, in one or more communities in east central Alberta. This position offers flexibility, supervision and specialized training opportunities. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct trauma therapy with individuals who have experienced recent and/or historical sexual abuse, assault, or other forms of complex trauma
  • Undertake indirect services in support of the client’s therapy such as case conferencing, recording, staff meetings, liaise with and coordinate meetings with relevant agencies and services
  • Adhere to the values and philosophy of treatment set forth in the ACAA Training Manual and Clinical Policy
  • Assess client needs, strengths and progress, using tools determined by ACAA (in partnership with ACAA’s Evaluation Consultant, Clinical Director, Executive Director and AASAS, the provincial Sexual Violence Association)
  • Maintains accurate documentation in OWL Practice and confidentiality of records and information
  • Participate in monthly supervision support with Clinical Director, group supervision and Team Meetings
  • Refer clients to internal ACAA programs as relevant
  • Adhere to the vision, mission, and mandate of ACAA

 

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, Counselling Psychology or equivalent
  • Active Registration in good standing with a legislated professional regulatory body in Alberta, eligible for independent practice and to provide services in the province of Alberta
  • A minimum of 5 years experience providing clinical services required, work in trauma field essential
  • Training and experience using mind-body therapies and/or exposure therapies are an asset to this position (e.g. EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Prolonged Exposure, mindfulness, MBSR, SRT).  
  • Familiarization with ethical codes – Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, and when applicable, the ethical code of their governing body when different than CPA (i.e. CCPA, CASW). 
  • Familiarization with applicable legislation (i.e. Health Professions Act, Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Family Law Act, Divorce Act, PIPA, etc). 
  • Satisfactory professional, Child Intervention Checks (Vulnerable Sector) and Police Information Checks provided to ACAA prior to start date
  • Carry professional liability insurance including a minimum of one million dollars general liability and one million dollars malpractice insurance



GENERAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Comfortable working independently, providing compassionate, client centered services
  • Excellent interpersonal, inter-professional team skills and excellent oral and written communication
  • Must have a passion for providing accessible, quality, trauma-informed counselling in an environment of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Serve clients in one or more communities: Camrose, Stettler, Drumheller, Hanna, Castor, Coronation, and surrounding areas. Location and number of files is dependent upon therapist availability
  • Provide services through a blended approach including in-person and/or virtual delivery. 

 

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