Job Posting 76204

Title: Counsellor, Family Mental Health & Social Inclusion – Counselling Services
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closed 9 days ago (Sun, 17 Oct)
full time - term / contract

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.


The Position:

Title: Counsellor, Family Mental Health & Social Inclusion – Counselling Services

Job Type: 1 Position, Full Time Contract until March 31, 2022


Do you have a passion for collaborative and innovative service delivery? Are you a skilled counsellor passionate about delivering impactful short-term interventions? Catholic Family Service’s Rapid Care Counselling (RCC) program is growing, evolving, and breaking down barriers for vulnerable Calgarians, experiencing or at risk of homelessness, to access timely and focused mental health supports. This contract has the possibility for extension and opportunity to contribute to the success and direction of the program. The successful applicant would be experienced mental health counselling generalists and knowledgeable in systemic work, counselling with individual and families of all ages and single session models of counselling. Alongside our service delivery partners at CUPS, and in Collaboration with the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Rapid Care Counselling offers a dynamic counselling role that provides both in-person and virtual service. This position is full time, available to start immediately, with 1 evening shift a week required.


Qualifications Required:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline;
  • Registration with a professional governing body;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex individuals and families who have experienced adversities related to poverty and homelessness;
  • Exposure to or competence in Single Session Counselling;
  • Comfort and competence with online video counselling;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Experience and passion for collaborative service delivery;
  • Ability to act as an ambassador of CFS with partners and deliver service on partner sites;
  • Core Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative an asset;
  • Takes a posture of Cultural humility in working with diverse populations; experience with Indigenous and/or immigrant families;
  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license required;
  • Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Review and a Child Intervention Record Check.

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