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.
Job Title: Counsellor, Refugee & Immigrant Counselling in Schools (NEW INITIATIVE)
Job Type: Permanent, multiple 1.0FTE positions available
Kindred is seeking Counsellors to provide single session and ongoing counselling to immigrant and refugee youth in grades 7-12 within the school setting. As part of an exciting new initiative to offer mental health support to youth in schools, Kindred Counsellors will provide responsive and trauma-informed counselling and work to build awareness and capacity in the broader school community. This role is based at a school and works to be part of the school community, understanding that relationship and trust is critical to successful service provision. Alongside delivering direct counselling service the role is responsible for engaging the school community as a whole with initiatives and resources related to mental health awareness and well-being. There is an expectation of flexibility with hours to meet client needs. This position requires a valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle with appropriate insurance.
Qualities and Characteristics
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 we 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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