Brief Intervention and Caregiver Support Clinician (HR316)

Carya (formerly Calgary Family Services) - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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At carya (formerly Calgary Family Services), we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people. That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 100 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.

With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support networks. Our highly skilled team encourages nearly 40,000 Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.

Brief Intervention and Caregiver Support Clinician (HR316)
Full Time Regular (1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week)
Salary to commensurate with related experience post Masters, credentials and areas of specializationCompetitive benefits package

Position Summary
BICS Clinicians at carya work to support the care of children and youth who have been removed from parental care and placed in foster/kinship homes, to maintain connections with family, to stabilize while in care and to assist with the planning for permant options in the future.

This Clinical position will work in conjunction with Calgary Region, Children Services as part of a team from three community agencies. The work takes place in the community and in particular, in the homes with the kinship and foster caregivers to ensure that the special needs of the child are met. The clinician will gather assessment information and provide trauma assessment, mental health support, advocacy, case management, brief counselling, and collaboration with school and community partners. Experience working with Children’s Services and with children who have experienced changes in caregivers is a definite asset. Knowledge of research in the areas of neuroscience and child development, attachment and trauma, grief and loss and resiliency is required.

The ability to work creatively and adaptively with children and caregivers, case managers and professionals, biological, kinship and foster care families is required. A background in high conflict family situations, recovery from trauma and the transitioning of children from one home to another is essential. Additional on-going training is available to the successful candidate.

Qualifications & Requirements

A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling Psychology
Current registration with an accredited professional organization
A minimum of 3 years counselling experience
Skills in case management, assessment, intervention, teamwork and systems
Experience and skills in effective community collaboration and working within partnerships
Skills in outcome and program analysis, data collection and report writing
A passion for working with children of all ages and their caregivers
A demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team as well as independently
Flexibility to work some evenings
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child Intervention Record Check.

Up to date immunization is a requirement for this position.

Closing Date
April 5, 2020

If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé and cover letter to:

We appreciate the interest of all candidates,
but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.