Job Posting 71979

Family Counsellor, Strong Families in Community
Calgary area
closed 11 days ago (Sun, 13 Jun)
part time

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 110 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.

With numerous programs for youth, families, and older adults, we provide a spectrum of mental health and social inclusion services for people of all ages - from babies to youth to older adults - and their support networks. Our highly skilled team encourages thousands of Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.

This position reports to a Clinical Supervisor and is part of the Strong Families in Community department.

Position Summary
Our strength is our people, who together with their diverse backgrounds create a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is both collaborative and forward-moving. Presently we are looking for skilled counsellors to join our awesome team known for clinical excellence to engage children, youth, and families in creating change in their lives and communities. 

As a Family Counselor, you will engage with children, youth, couples and families in the context of their community.  You are knowledgeable and possess hands-on successful experience delivering clinical counseling services to individuals, children, and families who are experiencing challenges in their lives and seeking support from the counseling services offered by our team. Working from a trauma informed, strengths-based approach, your counseling strategies empower others and build resilience. You will develop and evaluate service goal plans, maintain clinical records and reporting requirements.  Additionally, you will support with community referrals and system navigation to initiate other actions as required. An understanding of attachment, trauma, child development, grief and loss, natural supports and family systems.  
While these positions will be focused on providing counseling, facilitating groups may be required on a weekly basis.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or Counselling or related field required
  • A passion for working to create change with families
  • At least 3 – 5 years in a clinical setting, of which 3 years were providing counseling, preferably in brief solution focused therapy, with families and individuals.
  • Experience in working with larger systems such as Children Services, AHS and CBE.
  • Training and experience in treatment options such as CBT, attachment, DBT, family systems therapy, narrative therapy, and trauma modalities
  • Takes a posture of cultural humility in working with diverse populations; experience with Indigenous and/or immigrant families is an asset
  • Ability to provide counseling in more than one language is an asset
  • Great team orientation and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work one or two evenings between Tuesday and Thursday
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Completion of Natural Supports Framework training
  • Certification with the Alberta Family wellness Initiative’s Core Brain Story

Current registration with a relevant professional association, as well as all necessary security clearances, is required. 

Hourly Flexible offering flexible hours with an average of 25 hours per week

Closing Date
Until suitable candidate is found


If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé and cover letter to:  

carya Human Resources at

Carya is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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