Job Posting 77143

Psychotherapist
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Tue, 30 Nov)
full time  •  $41,728 per annum

ABOUT EMCN 

   

EMCN has supported newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens, since 1981. We serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin and offer services in over 30 languages every year! 

 

At EMCN, our goal is to create a society based on the dignity of every human being by projecting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility. EMCN focuses on strengths-based and team-based human-centered practices Through collaboration, EMCN helps newcomers achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life.  

 

PROGRAM 

 

EMCN’s therapeutic services is client-centered, holistic and community-oriented approach. Our program provides flexible, case specific support which takes into consideration the complexity of difficulties for newcomer families.  The understanding of pre-migration experiences, differences in acculturation for children, youth and parents, multilevel barriers in accessing mental health services and other supports for newcomers, the influence of trauma specifically in refugee families guides our approach to service provision. We strive to enhance resiliency through therapy supports.  

 

ROLE: Psychotherapist  

 

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. 

 

  • 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.  

 

THINGS THAT MATTER TO US 

 

  • A genuine commitment to EMCN’s vision and mission. 
  • Social Justice, Compassion, Responsibility and Diversity and a natural curiosity and the ability to take ownership of something to make it better. 
  • 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  

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS  

 

  • 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  
  • 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  

 

WHAT WE OFFER  

 

  • $41,728 per annum prorated for a 0.6 full time equivalent (FTE)- Three days/week 
  • Benefit package includes: Paid professional development days, financial support towards trainings, Paid sick and stat holidays. Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability, AD&D, RRSP match up to 3% after three months of employment. 
  • An exceptional inclusive workplace with highly engaged teams that collaborate, support, recognize and celebrate one another.  
  • Our commitment to an anti-oppressive inclusive workplace by living our values of social justice, diversity, compassion and responsibility. 
  • Opportunity for growth, leadership, and advancement. 
  • Flexibility, trust, connection, and FUN!  
  • Expected Start Date: As soon as possible 

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS  

EMCN is a progressive, open-minded, and accepting meritocracy. Meaning, we look for intelligence, energy, curiosity, integrity, and good at what you do - come as you are!  Applications will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in this job posting.  

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

Human Resources:  Subject line: Psychotherapist  

No deadline for submission – open until filled. 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes without a cover letter will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted. 

 

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