GROUP FACILITATOR, COUNSELLING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (0.8 FTE)
YW Calgary works to provide preventative and restorative services to women and their families to help them thrive. Our mission is to intervene, empower and lead where people need us most. We are committed to advocating for mental health, supporting those experiencing domestic violence and enabling women’s economic prosperity.
The Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating group programs in the Counselling and Personal Development (CPD) department at YW Calgary. The Group Facilitator is a member of the counselling team, offering effective counselling services for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence. The Group Facilitator aligns their services with the YW Practice Framework to empower those impacted by domestic violence, abuse, and other areas of mental health.
This position is a salary position working a minimum of 30 hours week, typically Monday – Thursday and includes two (2) evenings per week.
WHAT WE OFFER
• Truly rewarding work; contribute to lasting, positive change for individuals and our community
• Flexible schedules and a hybrid work arrangement to help our employees manage work and life
• A supportive team environment and opportunities for professional development
• Comprehensive benefits
• Onsite fitness and childcare facilities
WHAT YOU’LL DO
• Facilitate both preventative and treatment group programs that are aligned with the YW Practice Framework.
• Provide evidence-based counselling intervention to assigned target group using the most updated program curriculum.
• Provide resources, support and community referrals to clients, as needed.
• Plan and implement session without jeopardizing quality of service provided.
• Document client progress and complete administrative tasks as required.
• Use standardized format to document case notes: client participation, goals, and progress.
• Regularly monitor and document attendance.
• Apply non-violent crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies.
• Deliver programming in a variety of community settings.
• Apply knowledge of issues related to various legal/court proceedings as well as working knowledge of community resources.
• Work independently and as part of a team.
• Participate in ongoing opportunities for professional development.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
• Master’s degree in Social Work, Counselling, Clinical Psychology, or related field; registration in good standing with a professional body under the Health Professions Act.
• Assessment, crisis intervention and supportive counselling skills.
• Previous experience facilitating and co-facilitating group programs.
• Specific training in domestic violence; experience delivering evidence-based interventions.
• Knowledge of the impacts of abuse, violence, and trauma; violence and abuse recovery; crisis intervention; and problematic substance use and its intersection with mental health and traumatic stress.
• Training and experience in treatment options such as CBT, DBT, Mind/Body therapies and Mindfulness Practice, and post-modern platforms such as Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths Based approach.
• Working knowledge of Client Management Software, the proper use of technology, including remote service delivery tools.
• ASIST and First Aid required.
• Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with business use insurance is required for travel.
• A clear Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search, and an Intervention Record Check is required upon commencement of employment.
YW Calgary is committed to providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace where all employees,
volunteers and clients feel valued and respected, whatever their race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, ancestry, or place of origin.
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