Job Posting 79342

Brief Intervention Caregiver Support (BICS) Clinician
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 21 Jan)
full time

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: Brief Intervention Caregiver Support (BICS) Clinician
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Catholic Family Service is seeking a passionate individual to support our Brief Intervention Caregiver Support (BICS) program by working with kinship and foster caregivers to build their capacity to support the children in their care. BICS Clinicians work through the lens of child development, attachment theory, trauma, grief and loss, and child/adolescent mental health. Qualified candidates will possess an understanding of how to work with families in a culturally responsive manner that respects and honors difference, as the program provides support to caregivers from a wide range of ethno-cultural communities. The BICS program is a partnership with Children’s Services, with a team comprised of multiple organizations. This position is full time and service delivery requires flexibility to conduct sessions in families’ homes, in office, and in virtual formats. Some evening work is required.

Qualifications Required:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline and 2 years post-grad counselling experience;
  • Registration with a professional governing body;
  • Clinical experience working with complex family systems impacted by trauma;
  • Skills in assessment and report writing;
  • Strong computer competencies;
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with external partners and systems;
  • Ability to work independently as an ambassador of Catholic Family Service;
  • Takes a posture of cultural humility in working with diverse populations; experience with Indigenous and/or immigrant families is an asset;
  • Use of a vehicle and ability to drive throughout Calgary and surrounding areas;
  • Previous experience working with Children’s Services is an asset;
  • The Core Brain Story Certification through The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative as an asset;
  • Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Review and a Child Intervention Record Check.

The safety of CFS employees and our clients is out top priority. All employees will be required to by fully vaccinated against COIVD-19 as a condition of their employment.


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