Community-Based Mental Health Therapist


Competition Number: 1615

Date Posted: June 29, 2023

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Why work with us:

The Family Centre is looking for Mental Health Therapists who enjoys building good working relationships with families and other parties and who have excellent problem-solving, organizational, and collaboration skills. We are focused on Trauma-Informed Care for both our communities and staff teams, and provide services based on research and evidence-based practices. We encourage employees to bring their authentic self to work in our diverse and inclusive environment. The organization is committed to Indigenous ceremony and practice and welcomes knowledge of ceremony and lived experience. Our culture is focused on providing a safe and supportive workplace including paid training, excellent benefits, a wellness program, and much more. 

What you will be doing:

As a Mental Health therapists you will provide counselling to vulnerable children, adults and families in our office and in partnership with community agencies and partners.  Sixty percent of your time will be allocated to direct client service and the remaining forty percent will be non-direct service for clinical work in the community. You will work collaboratively with other service providers in a “circle of support” model for children and their families.  Your goal in this role will be to harness the full potential and to put the client on a path to long term health and wellness.

  • Provide counselling to children and caregivers to heal from the effects of toxic stress and complex trauma
  • Build relationships of trust with clients and other professionals
  • Use sound evidence-based interventions, in particular, short term therapy techniques, to provide service to clients for a wide range of issues
  • Promote awareness of healthy brain development and effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Assist the client in connecting with community resources (assessment and referral)
  • When the client is unable, advocates on behalf of the client and teaches client how to advocate on his/her own behalf
  • Completes administrative responsibilities on time
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service training and supervision meetings as required
  • Maintains a clinical record for each client, couple or family as per the presenting issues
  • Stays current about regulatory or legislative developments
  • Maintains on-going professional development
  • Maintains professional registration in good standing

What you will bring to the role:

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or in a related field
  • Three years formal counselling experience
  • Experience with families is required
  • Ability to work in a team environment and flexibility in taking on new roles
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Computer literacy

Background Check Process & Requirements:

  • As a part of the selection process, The Family Centre will conduct reference checks with your most recent employers. 
  • Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (completed within the last 6 months)
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, required within 2 months of start date
  • Certification and registration in good standing with applicable professional associations

What you can expect:

Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process which includes service specific, leading-edge training, and agency-wide core training

Feedback – a strong reflective supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback 

Performance Coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development

Reasonable Accommodation The Family Centre will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualifies applicant or employee

Compensation - Our comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects a strong commitment to employee wellbeing and is competitive within the marketplace.

  • $66,686 to $83,017 annually
  • 5 hour work week
  • Fully paid Group Benefit Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Ongoing paid training
  • Mileage compensation
  • Possible relocation allowance (moving to Alberta)
  • Possible partial supervision support for completion of full registration with a regulatory body (eg. Psychologist)
  • Paid sick time
  • Agency-wide social events
  • First People’s Circle and People of Colour Employee Support Groups

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Elsie Lobo

Manager – Therapy & Mental Health Services

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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