Family Counsellor - Personalized Care in the Community

Psych/Counselling/Social Work
ALB00213879 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Under the direction of the Care Manager, the Family Counselor works within a community residential setting providing care for adolescents with complex mental health presentations. Working in partnership with the residential agency and Children's Services, and an allied health team, the Family Counselor provides the clinical support, guidance, and leadership for youth who require intensive community-based mental health treatment and support. The Family Counselor engages in individual, family, and group therapy with these clients, and the Family Counselor engages with community partners, education services, and families in coordinating continuity of care. The ideal candidate will have a passion and commitment for collaborative service delivery and working with complex youth. An ability to create and support new and ongoing program development exists within the role.


As a Family Counsellor, you will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to clients and their families. You will also provide clinical focused consultation with other programs or community resources and acts as a liaison to develop and promote preventative health programs in the community. You will collaborate with other health care providers and community service providers to ensure a continuum of care in the community.

  • Classification: Family Counsellor
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Youth Complex Needs Personaliz
  • Primary Location: Youth Addiction Services Edm
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 18-JUN-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 28-JUN-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 5
  • Shifts per cycle: 15
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $41.58
  • Maximum Salary: $55.25
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in a health related field. Active or eligible for registration with applicable professional association or college.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Masters Degree in related Healthcare field. (Social work, psychology, occupational therapy or nursing). Current/Active registration with the appropriate professional college (CAP, ACSW, CARNA, APT .CRPNA) required. Social workers must have Authorization to perform psycho-social interventions. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. 3-5 years clinical experience working with families Knowledge and skills in addiction and mental health assessment, DSM-V diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment modalities Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with experience working in inpatient or residential settings. Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships with stakeholders, Children's Services and community partners in joint programming initiatives.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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