Job Posting 67019

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 15 Jan)
full time  •  $41,728 per annum


                                        RECRUITMENT JOB DESCRIPTION




Position:                  Psychotherapist

Reports to:               Team leader/Clinical Director

Program:                  Therapeutic services

Department:            Families and Wellbeing



Working at EMCN


We see a future where many citizens walk with newcomers to bridge their transition into the community. To achieve this vision, we will serve as a key catalyst and leading collaborator in positively shaping the attitudes, behaviours and practices of organizations and individuals to value the diversity that newcomers bring to the community.


EMCN has been supporting newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens since 1981. In a year, we serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin, and offer services in over 30 languages.


At EMCN, our goal is to create a society which is based on the dignity of every human being through projecting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility.  EMCN strives to offer strengths-based, team-based and client-centered holistic practices as we collaborate with newcomers to achieve their goals and to enhance quality of life for newcomers and all Canadians.



Job Summary:

Reporting to the Team Lead and Clinical director, the Psychotherapist builds relationships with immigrant and refugee families, youth and children and provides services from a holistic perspective. The Psychotherapist will work closely with team members of the Families and Wellbeing team, which includes several therapists, social workers, youth workers and settlement workers as well as professional and community partners in the implementation and ongoing evaluation of therapeutic counseling services to adults, children, and youth and families.


Key Responsibilities:

  • The Psychotherapist will be responsible for providing therapeutic services, holistic assessments as well as supported referrals to appropriate agency services and programming or to external services as need.
  • The Psychotherapist will provide information and offer appropriate services in a location and time accessible to the client, which might include schools, places in the community, online, at home or in the office.
  • Appropriate documentation, provision of reports and support of funding reports on a regular basis are required.
  • As services are partially home or school-based, a vehicle and driver’s license are required.
  • Expected to work some evening and weekends as needed.
  • needed.



  • Masters degree in counseling, clinical psychology, family therapy or clinical social work with experience in counseling.
  • Experience in working with children, training in play therapy, or other child specific modalities is an asset for this specific position
  • Member of a professional organization (CCPA. CAP. APA or similar)
  • Understands and adheres to professional ethics related to psychological counseling
  • Is knowledgeable and abides by FOIP regulations.
  • Experience working with children, youth, adult and family group survivors of torture and trauma, preferably refugee/immigrant survivors of sustained trauma is an asset



Skills and Competencies:


  • Cultural competency/humility and strong commitment to providing quality services to newcomers and to working in an intercultural environment with willingness to learn.
  • Flexibility and enjoyment of ever changing realities in terms of service delivery, needs of population served, demographics of population served
  • Committed to collaborative work, but also able to manage tasks independently
  • Strong English communications skills.
  • Experience/facility with MS Office and various video conferencing platforms
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset, as is fluency in other languages.
  • Possess a valid class 5 driver's license and own a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage for work.
  • Must have authorization to work in Canada.
  • Intervention Record Check and Criminal Record Check required



EMCN is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to increasing diversity in our workforce and inclusion in our organizational practices. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We have a zero tolerance approach to discrimination on all protected grounds.


Start Date: targeting mid to late January


Salary: $41,728 per annum prorated for a 0.6 full time equivalent (FTE), with the possibility of increase to 0.8 FTE or full time, dependent upon grant funding


Benefits: Medical, Dental, Long Term Disability, AD&D, RRSP match up to 3% after 3 months of employment


Deadline for submission:  January 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm. MST.


Please submit your complete resume and cover letter as one document to:

Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers (EMCN), Human Resources:  Please include Psychotherapist in the subject line of the email.



We thank all applicants but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Resume without a cover letter will be deemed as an incomplete application and will not be accepted.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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