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 YWCA Calgary
Group Facilitator, Counselling and Personal Development Position
The Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating psycho-educational groups for the assigned focus clients in distinctive group settings that access Counselling and Personal Development (CPD) programs with YW Calgary. In this positon, the Group Facilitator aligns their services with the YW Practice Framework, including traumasensitive care, feminism, and accessibility, to empower those impacted by family violence, abuse, and transitions, as well as other life stressors.
Provide evidence-based counselling intervention to assigned target group using the most updated program curriculum. • Facilitate therapeutic groups that is aligned with the YWCA Practice Framework • Provide timely, professional and behaviorally specific information regarding the students’ performance in the counselling area. • Provide resources, support and community referrals to clients, as needed. • Plan and implement session without jeopardizing quality of service provided. • Document client progress and complete administrative tasks as required • Use standardized format to document case notes: client participation, goals, and progress. • Regularly monitor and document attendance and fees. • This is a part-time position that works two evening shifts per week, 3.5 hours each
Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work with emphasis in parenting and child development • Registration with appropriate regulating body. • Four or more years’ professional experience working with family violence and abuse: • Assessment, clinical treatment, crisis intervention and supportive counselling skills. • Experience facilitating and co-facilitating groups • Specific training around family violence and abuse research and experience delivering evidence-based intervention is preferred • Knowledge of issues related to family law and legal proceedings and knowledge of community resources • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team • First Aid and CPR, ASIST or Safe Talk training strongly recommended
As a condition of employment, YW Calgary requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated. Where the candidate has not obtained the vaccine, the candidate will be considered on an exceptional case by case basis; YW Calgary will adhere with its obligations under the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Competition Number: 2021076
Deadline: December 03, 2021
Apply today with resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc.
Group Facilitator (Part-Time)
Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program
This is for a day program operating 5 days per week,
9:30am until 2:00pm, Monday through Friday.
This program is ideally suited to someone wanting to supplement their own private counselling or social work practice.
This program is currently offered online via video, but will return to being onsite based on demand and at such time that COVID protocols allow for safe in-person treatment.
Applicants must have applicable training/education/experience (addiction related) and/or relevant professional facilitation experience (treatment centers, recovery centers, etc.) working with individuals who are in early supported and/or abstinent recovery.
Full curriculum is provided and encompasses didactic substance education, in addition to therapeutic wellness curriculum including life skills and self-care. Participant demographics are primarily working professional adults.
The required skills for this role: Therapeutic Group Process Client Assessment Detailed Report Writing – Content and Grammar Setting Boundaries Time Management – Program Pace Computer Skills – Microsoft Word, basic Excel
The characteristics of an ideal facilitator for this role:
1. Effective Communicator – speak comfortably in front of a group, convey process, paraphrase thoughts and ideas
2. Flexible – adapt the process to match the needs of a group
3. Observant – pick up on facial expressions, nuances of speech, mixed messages
4. Authentic – connecting to participants by being yourself, supporting an environment which endorses bonding and trust
5. Neutral – ability to treat all participants equally and fairly despite opinions and biases
6. Engaged – promotes an environment of providing and receiving constructive feedback through responsibly challenging ideas and active listening
7. Inquisitive – asking questions to encourage participants to engage in discussions and disclose relevant experiences
8. Patient – not showing anger, frustration, or other negative emotions which may be received and critical of a participant
Wage: $30-$35/hour
If you are interested, please forward your detailed resume, via email, including a cover letter stating how your skills and abilities relate to the characteristics for an ideal facilitator as noted.
No Phone Calls
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Patrick Moore
Director Email:
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc. 303 – 4180 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby B.C. V5C 6A
YWCA Calgary
Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor
Transitional Housing Program (1.0 FTE)
You are knowledgeable and possess hands-on successful experience in delivering gender responsive clinical services to women living at the YW Calgary. Working from a responsive, crisis intervention and solution focused style, your counselling strategies and guidance will aim to empower those impacted by addictions and mental health issues. This position requires an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and self-directed professional who will work closely with clients in providing timely and effective mental health and addiction counselling services.
You understand and are committed to empowering women and gender-responsive programming; Empowering individuals with unique challenges and creating resilience with those you work with; A diverse and multi-disciplinary atmosphere thrills you and keeps you coming back;You enjoy leading edge counselling work in the field of mental health and addiction.
Complete intake, needs, and risk assessments and document clients’ progress and follow up. • Provide therapeutic supports and interventions in the areas of mental health, addictions, domestic abuse and trauma. • Case consultation of complex cases with team and external service providers as needed. • Develop & evaluate treatment plans and therapeutic progress, maintain clinical records and reporting requirements. • Educate clients and staff on the epidemiology of addiction and mental health illness. • Facilitate at least one clinical group per month. • Keep up to date on evidence-based practice related to the program, i.e. homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, feminist practice. • Ensure sound record keeping and documentation practices and maintain records in accordance to program policies. • This is a permanent full-time position, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday on a 6-week cycle.
Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or related field • Registration with professional college or regulating body recognized under the Health Professions Act • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and CPR/First Aid Certification required • Training and experience in treatment options such as EMDR, DBT, mind/body therapies, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is preferred. • Working knowledge of the impacts of abuse, violence and trauma on individuals. • Knowledge of issues specific to women experiencing homelessness, trauma, domestic violence, addictions and mental health • Accomplish activities with an equity, diversity and inclusion lens • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and HMIS for record keeping purposes.
To Apply:
Competition Number: 2021079
Deadline: December 10, 2021
Apply today with resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to
As a condition of employment, YW Calgary requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated. Where the candidate has not obtained the vaccine, the candidate will be considered on an exceptional case by case basis; YW Calgary will adhere with its obligations under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

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