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Director, Living with Advanced Illness
1.0 FTE, Permanent
 
HOSPICE CALGARY

Hospice Calgary has been guiding children, teens, and adults through the grieving process as they face advanced illness and death of a loved one for over 30 years. Our team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24-hour end-of-life care. We promise to have the difficult conversations about death, dying, and grief while hearing everyone’s unique story and responding with compassion.

Position Summary:

As the demographics in Alberta change and our population ages, there is a greater need for support in the community to help people with advanced illness stay at home, as long as they are able and to help improve their quality of life while at home. The Director of Living with Advanced Illness Centre oversees the department’s day-to-day activities and assumes primary responsibility for the clinical supervision and development of the Living with Advanced Illness Centre team. The team includes 2 Family Counsellors, a Spiritual Care Practitioner and a Program Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate:

Is Passionate About Community-Based Mental Health Care - The ideal candidate understands emotional support is just as vital as physical care when dealing with advanced illness. They actively engage and lead education and awareness building initiatives related to advanced illness from patient, family, and caregiver perspectives. They are excited to strengthen and expand community-based programming for a greater impact.

Is an Experienced Clinician – With a minimum of 5 years clinical case management and program development, the candidate has a Master’s Degree and current registration with a professional association. They have advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills to work through complex situations.

Is a Collaborator – An exceptional communicator and people person, the ideal candidate works within a consensus decision making model. They have a strong sense of inquiry, understand the importance of context when developing solutions, and have high e emotional intelligence. They like to be involved in community networks, strengthen partnerships, and keep up with emerging trends.

 Qualifications & Competencies:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counselling, or related discipline is required. ? Current registration with professional association is required. ? Expertise in end-of-life, grief, and trauma clinical practice. ? 5 years progressive experience in a management role. ? Successful record of establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships within the social services sector.

 For Complete Job Description and Qualifications:

View the full job description at https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/careers

Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Submit resume and cover letter with attention to Fiona McColl, Executive Director at hiring@hospicecalgary.ca  

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Developmental Therapist
 
Child Development Centre,
Whitehorse, Yukon
 
Full-time, term position (37.5 hours per week)
August 16, 2022 to June 20, 2023, with possibility of extension

Excellent opportunity to join the professional team of the Child Development Centre in beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon. Our growing team provides quality early intervention services to children from birth to 5 years of age throughout the Yukon. Our team of developmental therapists work as part of a transdisciplinary team to provide assessment and therapeutic follow-up for children and their families in the areas of behavior and social and emotional development. Occasional travel to rural communities is required. Relocation allowance of up to $2000 is available.

Qualifications

Relevant master's degree (e.g. counselling, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, etc)
Experience working with young children with developmental needs and their families
Knowledge of assessment and intervention strategies in the area of social-emotional and behavioural development
Certified or working towards certification in Play Therapy (desired, but not mandatory)
Experience working in a cross-cultural setting
Membership in national or regulatory body as appropriate
Currently, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of this position. This requirement may change based on changes to government mandates.

Salary Range  
$39.35 - $47.87 hour depending on qualifications and experience.
This position is covered by the Public Service Alliance of Canada Collective Agreement.
RRSP share plan and self-directed benefits

Please address resume and further inquiries to:
Alayne Squair, Executive Director
Child Development Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: (867) 456-8182 Fax: (867) 393-6374
 
Thank you for your interest in the Child Development Centre.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Closing date: Until filled

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Child & Youth Care Counsellor
Full-time Indeterminate
 
Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, NT 
 
JOB SUMMARY: A Child & Youth Care Counsellor (CYC) at Community Counselling Services (CCS) is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health and addictions services for clients falling under the responsibility of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA), primarily the communities of Hay River and Enterprise, but could also include Hay River Reserve on occasion. This position reports directly to the Clinical Supervisor, Community Counselling Services. Positions is located in Hay River, and serving a primary population of around 4000 people. Services are provided in accordance with the NWT Mental Health Act, Child and Family Services Act, the Community Counselling Program Standards, and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association standards. Services are intended to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of residents and their community. More specifically, the Child and Youth Care Counsellor plays an integral role in supporting children and youth with complex mental health needs, and their families, to live successfully within their home, school and local community. The CYCC is responsible for implementing some specialized assessment and therapeutic programming within the daily life space of children and youth, within school and at times at community counselling environment.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Northwest Territories services and supports, as well as relevant legislation (Child and Family Services Act, Health Information Act, Mental Health Act, Education Act). Knowledge and experience in the delivery of child and youth mental health services including direct, front line service delivery, assessment and treatment planning. Knowledge of various approaches to therapy relating to the treatment of children and youth with mental health and behavioural issues, disorders and addictions. Knowledge and extensive experience in working with children and youth with mental health issues and their families, including in a school and community settings. Knowledge and skills in applying an integrated stepped care 2.0 approach to service delivery is an asset. Knowledge and skills working with a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, including Play, Art or Experiential Therapies, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, etc. Knowledge and skills in working in an interdisciplinary manner to optimize wrap around service delivery. Knowledge of and ability to network with resources within and outside of the employing health and social services authority. Knowledge of the signs of violence, abuse, mental illness and addictions, as well as current trends and best practices in addressing psychological outcomes with children and youth.

Ability to commit to professional development and increasing competencies. Ability to maintain awareness of the impacts of colonization and residential schools and to reduce barriers for children youth and their families. Ability to provide expert consultative services to parents/caregivers, educators, social services workers, and other community partners. Ability to effectively communicate with an interdisciplinary team and to recognize and competently and confidently respond to community and family needs. Ability to communicate clearly on a variety of subjects in plain language both written and verbal. Ability to reach sound decisions in times of crisis. Ability to effectively organize, lead, and mentor others. Ability to work effectively in small and large groups using project management and leadership skills, program planning and implementation skills, listening and verbal communication skills, facilitation and presentation skills, negotiation skills, team building and relationship building skills. Ability to maintain the goodwill of clients, colleagues and co-workers. Ability to operate word processing, excel, outlook, internet, email, and other relevant programs. Ability to register with an appropriate governing body such as the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association or Canadian Art Therapy Association.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Care Counselling, Counselling Psychology with development, family, and/or child or art psychotherapy focus, Clinical Social Work or Education with a focus on therapeutic counselling.

A copy of the full Job Description can be found at www.hayriverhealth.ca under the ‘Employment’ tab.

Salary: $47.68 to $56.96 per hour (Range 16)
Status: Full Time Indeterminate
Competition#: 001-21

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates found In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a Northern Allowance of $2.60 per hour up to $5,282 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector search) and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants may submit a resume or application, quoting competition number to: Human Resources Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 Fax: (867) 874-8345 hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca

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Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor
Fulltime Indeterminate

Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, NT 

JOB SUMMARY: A Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor at Community Counselling Services (CCS) is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health and addictions services for clients falling under the responsibility of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA), primarily the communities of Hay River and Enterprise. Services are provided in accordance with the NWT Mental Health Act, Child and Family Services Act, the Community Counselling Program Standards, and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association standards. Services are intended to help improve the mental health and well-being of residents and their community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: ? Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment options as well as the skill and ability to provide such treatment to people of all ages and cultures with mental health, addictions, and family violence issues; ? Knowledge of child, adolescent and adult developmental, psychological, social and cognitive development; ? Knowledge of the different referral agencies/services available within the NWT for those individuals who require in-patient or alternative assessment and care. This includes knowledge of referral routes and case management techniques; ? Working knowledge of the biopsychosocial presentation, determinants and precipitators of mental health and mental health disorders and the biopsychosocial presentation, and models of addictions (e.g., abstinence model, moral model, harm reduction model) in order to recognize and interpret findings and determine an appropriate treatment plan. ? An ability to appropriately use clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning terminology with clients, other health care providers and referral agents; ? General knowledge of the DSM-V classification system, psychopharmacology and psychophysiology of disorders; ? Working knowledge of the signs of violence and/or abuse at an early stage as well as current trends and best practices in addressing psychological outcomes of violence; ? Knowledge and experience working with trauma; ? Knowledge of current trends and ability to apply best practices with clients for addressing risk factors for addictions, mental health disorders and family violence; ? Ability to apply the NWT Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act, as well as knowledge of other NWT legislations; ? Adherence to a professional code of ethics and a working knowledge of the application of ethics in a variety of complex situations; Knowledge and understanding of the community demographics, values, culture, and history; ? Knowledge of and ability to network resources within and outside the HRHSSA to ensure support for clients and their families; Ability to communicate effectively in a cross cultural setting;

The knowledge, skills and abilities required are attained through completion of a Master’s degree in counselling, clinical psychology, or clinical social work (or related field). The experience and/or education of the Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor must include a minimum of 500 counselling hours obtained under a qualified clinical counselling supervisor where at least 120 of those hours are direct client contact. The Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor must be eligible to register as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. The Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license.

Salary: $49.91 to 59.61 per hour (Range 17)
Status: Full Time Indeterminate
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found
Competition #: 147-21

In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a Northern Allowance of $2.36 per hour up to a maximum of $4,593 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants must submit a resume quoting file number to: Human Resources, Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway, Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 Fax: (867) 874-8341 Phone: (867) 874-8345, hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca

 
 

Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.