Job Posting 90423

Supervisor, Refugee & Immigrant Counselling in Schools
Kindred Connections Society
Calgary area
#250 707 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB
closes in 8 days (Mon, 13 Feb)
full time

About Kindred:
At Kindred, we’re convinced the key to living well is healthy relationships with self, family, and others. But relationships are complicated and sometimes we find ourselves in vulnerable places, disconnected from those who matter most. Kindred’s purpose is to realize the power of human connection, and it shapes everything we do. Whether biological or chosen, family is the most important relationship in a person’s life. So, we invest in the special bond between children and those that care for them. We provide road maps toward healing when essential relationships are ruptured. And we understand that accessing timely mental health support can inspire confidence with self and others. Healthy human connection is possible, and together we can realize it.


The Position:
Job Title: Supervisor, Refugee & Immigrant Counselling in Schools (NEW INITIATIVE)
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Hybrid Work Option Available


Position Overview:
This supervisory role is an exciting opportunity to implement an innovative new program in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education, providing leadership to a team of school-based counsellors working with Immigrant and Refugee students in grades 7-12. This role provides supervisory leadership to the division and plays a key role in implementing Kindred’s strategic plan. Imperative to the Supervisor position is the ability to monitor systems, processes and protocols that support best practice, outcome measurement and program evaluation. The Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of a new program providing single session and on-going counselling to Immigrant and Refugee youth and building capacity in the school environment to support the mental health needs of the population. The portfolio-related programming, includes clinical and administrative supervision of staff, program development and refinement, and is engaged in providing leadership at a program and agency level. The supervisor is also responsible for managing and stewarding partnerships and participating in a variety of multidisciplinary committees and service partnerships, as appropriate. Some evening work is required. This position reports to the Manager, Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion.


Key Accountabilities:
Provide clinical supervision to a team of graduate level counsellors who are providing a trauma-informed, barrier free, systemically oriented clinical service to a specialized population of Immigrant and Refugee students and their families. Given the specialized nature of the work, the supervisor will have the knowledge and ability to guide the team of counsellors in their clinical practices related to the lived experiences of immigrant and refugee youth. Experience with and understanding of single session counselling are an asset.
Program: Supervise and train others to ensure high quality service delivery and continuity. The Supervisor assists with program outcome measurements and evaluation and ensure adherence to ethical and best practice standards.
Administrative: Responsible for human resource practices including but not limited to recruitment, development of retention strategies, performance management practices and staff training and development.
Agency: Contributing to, and providing leadership for enacting the Agency strategic direction and being a culture keeper for our highly engaged and successful workplace completes this important role. The supervisor also participates on divisional and agency wide leadership teams and committees and represents the Agency in the community with a commitment to strong collaboration and effective partnerships.

•Graduate degree in Social Work/Psychology required and corresponding regulatory body registration required;
•Minimum of five years’ experience in counselling required;
•Experience working with immigrant and refugee families;
•Experience working in a school setting or within school systems is an asset;
•Strong interpersonal, collaborative and customer service skills;
•Minimum of two years’ experience with clinical supervision, program development, and administrative competencies;
•Prior experience with quality assurance, data management, program outcome measurements and evaluation and co-creation of reports is an asset;
•Expectation of flexibility with hours to meet the needs of direct reports; some evening work required, must be available to work one evening a week;
•Ability to work independently on-site, as well as virtually;
•Single session experience is an asset;
•Takes a posture of Cultural humility in working with diverse populations;
•Core Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is an asset;
•Valid driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract and use of a vehicle with appropriate insurance;
•Strongly encouraged to have a current (completed in last 6 months) Police Information Check and Alberta Intervention Check.


Qualities and Characteristics
•Embodies Kindred’s purpose (connection!) as demonstrated by prioritizing, embracing, and thriving in thework through strong relationships internally and externally;
•Strong personal alignment with the Kindred values: compassion, courage, family, excellence, and humility.


Successful applicants for this Position must complete Police Information Check and Alberta Intervention Record Check.

Kindred offers a competitive benefits package, which includes health, dental, paid sick/personal days, generous vacation time, life insurance, AD&D, supplemental unemployment benefits plan, long-term disability, and group RRSP with employer matched contributions. We also offer on-going learning and development opportunities, and hold employee appreciation and social events throughout the year.


The need for human connection is universal. At Kindred, we believe that everyone deserves to experience belonging regardless of where you come from, who you love, how much money you have or how you choose to pray. By embracing diversity of culture, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and thought, Kindred is committed to ensuring there is space for you. Kindred approaches its diversity, equity, and inclusion journey with curiosity and humility. We commit to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our staff, clients and anyone we have the privilege of being in connection with.

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