At carya (formerly Calgary Family Services), we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people. That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 100 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.
With over 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support networks. Our highly skilled team encourages nearly 40,000 Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.
As a Community Counsellor, you will be part of a highly skilled and adaptive team working with caregivers and children ages 0-6. The primary focus is to strengthen family connections in the home by facilitating parent-child counselling using directive play therapy. This position includes connecting the family to community supports from a natural supports framework and family wellness perspective. We are looking for a culturally sensitive candidate who has experience working with vulnerable families experiencing social isolation.
The Community Counsellor position facilitates a variety of groups, including parent-child play groups and our Parent Cafe, and provides psychoeducational support in community. This includes a wide range of topics such as responsive parenting strategies, healthy brain development, and early childhood mental health. The Community Counsellor will work creatively with children and parents together, or separately, to enhance parent capacity, as it is well understood healthy connection is a protective factor to healthy development and well-being of children. This position requires knowledge in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, attachment, neuroscience, play-based approaches and resiliency.
Qualifications & Experience
Applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child Intervention Record Check completed within the last year.
Part Time Regular (0.8 FTE, 30 hours per week)
$38,888 to $45,654 annually
Competitive benefits package
May 25, 2020
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