Youth Counsellor & Groups Facilitator

SAIF Society - St. Albert, AB (30+ days ago)

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This is a part time position (12-15 hrs/wk) funded with the support of grants and is thus subject to year to year renewal of employment. Hours are mostly late afternoons, evenings and the occasional weekend in order to best meet the needs of clients as well as regular case conferencing and clinical supervision. This role offers an hourly rate of $40-45/hr for counselling and group facilitation and does not include a benefits package at this time.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the SAIF Youth & Groups Counsellor will:

  • Provide assessment, treatment planning, counselling interventions and case management for early stage prevention to youth (primarily aged 12-17);
  • Develop curriculum, coordinate and facilitate psycho-education 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 counselling to adult women and their children who have witnessed and/or experienced domestic 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 St. Albert, Sturgeon County and other rural and municipal community partners within the sector;
  • Other duties as required as part of being a member of SAIF’s staff team.

Required education/experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, 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;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching and/or curriculum design is considered an asset.

Essential & Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to develop rapport, case conceptualization and motivate clients towards change.
  • High degree of proficiency in both oral and written communication.
  • Computer literacy, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and digital clinical record programs.
  • Be self-motivated, have a strong attention to detail when required, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize your own workload.
  • Demonstrate leadership as needed and be able to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
  • Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check required.
  • Proof of professional registration.

Job Type: Part-time


  • youth counselling: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Masters Degree in Counselling, Clinical Social Work, etc (Preferred)