At the Stop Abuse in Families (SAiF) Society, our mission is to end domestic violence and abuse, fostering safe and healthy relationships through support, education, and advocacy. We are committed to providing trauma-informed care and empowering survivors, their children, and those impacted by abuse to heal and reclaim their lives.
The Family Therapist and Groups Facilitator is a part-time position funded with the support of grants and is subject to year-to-year renewal of employment. Hours are mostly late afternoons, evenings, and the occasional weekend to best meet the needs of clients as well as attend regular case conferencing and clinical supervision. This role offers an hourly rate of $40-45/hr for therapy and group facilitation and does not currently include a benefits package.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the SAiF Family Counselling and Groups Facilitator will:
• Provide assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions and case management for families.
• Develop curriculum, coordinate and facilitate psychoeducation and support groups for adults and youth as directed and approved by the Clinical Supervisor.
• Complete intakes, conduct site supervision of other facilitators, and collaborate in providing group therapy to caregivers and their children who have witnessed and/or experienced family violence through the New Directions program.
• Attend and participate in case conferences, clinical supervision, and staff meetings as required.
• Maintain documentation on client files according to ethical codes and clinical standards of practice for the Alberta professional regulatory body with which you are registered.
• Develop and/or enhance relationships with the City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, and other rural and municipal community partners within the sector.
• Other duties as required as part of being a member of the SAiF team.
• Master’s degree in counselling psychology (provisional), clinical social work, and/or similar human services degree eligible to provide psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, and research of psychosocial health related to problems of interpersonal abuse.
• Be registered or eligible and in process of registration with a professional regulatory body in Alberta (such as College of Alberta Psychologists or Alberta College of Social Workers).
• Awareness of gender issues, human rights issues, violence prevention, etc.
Essential and Preferred Skills:
• Ability to develop rapport, case conceptualization and motivate clients towards change.
• High degree of proficiency in both oral and written communication.
• Experience in group facilitation and/or teaching and/or curriculum design is considered an asset.
• Computer literacy, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and digital clinical record programs.
• Be self-motivated, have a strong attention to detail when required, and can multi-task and prioritize your own workload.
• Demonstrate leadership as needed and be able to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team.
• Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
• Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Checks required.
• Proof of professional registration.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume outlining your clinical qualifications to our Executive Director, Mark Dixon via email . We appreciate all applicants taking the time to apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.
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