Job Posting 75512

Brief Intervention and Caregiver Support (BICS) Clinician
Calgary area
closes in 2 days (Tue, 28 Sep)
full 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
BICS Clinicians at carya work to support the care of children and youth who have been removed from parental care and placed in foster/kinship homes, to maintain connections with family, to stabilize while in care and to assist with the planning for permanent options in the future.

This Clinical position will work in conjunction with Calgary Region, Children Services as part of a team from three community agencies.  The work takes place in the community and in particular, in the homes with the kinship and foster caregivers to ensure that the special needs of the child are met.   The clinician will gather assessment information and provide trauma assessment, mental health support, advocacy, case management, brief counselling, and collaboration with school and community partners. Experience working with Children’s Services and with children who have experienced changes in caregivers is a definite asset. Knowledge of research in the areas of neuroscience and child development, attachment and trauma, grief and loss and resiliency is required.

The ability to work creatively and adaptively with children and caregivers, case managers and professionals, biological, kinship and foster care families is required. A background in high conflict family situations, recovery from trauma and the transitioning of children from one home to another is essential.  Additional on-going training is available to the successful candidate.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling Psychology
  • Current registration with an accredited professional organization
  • A minimum of 3 years counselling experience
  • Skills in case management, assessment, intervention, teamwork and systems
  • Experience and skills in effective community collaboration and working within partnerships
  • Skills in outcome and program analysis, data collection and report writing
  • A passion for working with children of all ages and their caregivers
  • Certification with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative’s Core Brain Story is an asset
  • A demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team as well as independently
  • Flexibility to work some evenings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please note:  applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child Intervention Record Check.

The safety of carya employees and our clients is our top priority.  All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

Full Time, Permanent (1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week)
$59,999 - $73,790 per annum
Competitive benefits package, flexible work schedule & supportive work environment

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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