Title Counselling Therapist
Location Calgary
Job Information

POSITION TITLE:                Counselling Therapist

PROGRAM:                          Family Support & Suicide Bereavement Program

JOB TYPE:                            Permanent

HOURS OF WORK:             21 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY:                  The Counsellor will assist in providing: Counselling and group support to those experiencing grief and loss due to suicide, knowledge and experience in the area of trauma informed work, mental health conditions and addictions; consultation with team counsellors; and liaison with other professionals, and facilitation of group process in areas of prevention, intervention, and follow-up care.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have over two (2) years of experience working in the mental health field and have a deep commitment to and understanding of the recovery model.
  • Minimum Masters level education in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of counselling experience in dealing with suicide/grief and loss related issues, trauma informed care (PTSD), concurrent disorders and mental health conditions, substance abuse or addictions.
  • Certification/registration with appropriate professional body is required.
  • ASIST training.
  • Knowledge and experience of bereavement process specific to suicide.
  • EMDR, CBT/DBT trained in delivering these counselling techniques would be an asset.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Individual, couples, family, and group counselling/presentation facilitation an asset.
  • Some evening/weekend work required.
  • You demonstrate deep respect not only for clients but for the teams you support, your peers and community partners.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, management and psychological first aid – an asset.
  • Prior experience in coaching, mentoring and motivating employees, advocate for peer support, and volunteer supervision is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office along with ETO Tracking Software is an asset.

CLIENT SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide group counselling to clients experiencing grief due to a suicide, including assessment and appropriate referral as needed and/or group counselling for clients experiencing challenges with respect to a loved one/significant person experiencing a mental health condition, experiencing trauma or addictions.
  • Design, organize and facilitate group sessions for clients.
  • Compile statistics, develop reports, monitor budgets, and present this information to both the agency and funding sources.
  • Ongoing research on areas relevant to recovery framework with respect to suicide supports, trauma informed work, and mental health conditions and addictions to provide on-going program evaluation.
  • Represent CMHA on appropriate committees as required.
  • To be a resource to the community in the area of suicide prevention, suicide intervention, suicide bereavement, mental illness, and information and referral services.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of Survivors of Suicide Day.
  • Provide educational presentations in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
  • Responsible for the recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training and supervising of suitable volunteers/peers.
  • Provide ongoing research on areas relevant to recovery framework with respect to suicide supports, trauma informed work, and mental health conditions and addictions.
  • To be a resource to the community in the area of suicide prevention, suicide intervention, suicide bereavement, and information and referral services.
  • To assist in the planning and coordination of Survivors of Suicide Day.
  • Ensure the ongoing documentation and recording of client, volunteer, peer, and program information. 

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Work collaboratively with team members in Suicide Bereavement and Family Support Program.
  • Must be able to work some evenings.
  • Effective conflict resolution, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Approachable, accessible and facilitates cooperation.
  • A willingness to think outside the box approach to counselling.
  • Able to engage in active listening and provide/accept constructive feedback.
  • Recognizes and adheres to professional boundaries.
  • Adhere to the definition and guiding principles of the Team Model.
  • Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work related duties, wherever applicable.
  • Is able to represent self and the agency in a professional manner.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants should click on the “apply now” button below or submit a covering letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.

While we appreciate all the submitted applications, we will only contact the candidates considered for this position.

Thank you for your interest.

 

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