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Posted January 9, 2018
Calgary Homicide Support Society - Homicide Support Group Facilitator

 

Position Title:  Homicide Support Group Facilitator


Position Description
: Facilitate a monthly 2 hour meeting of family members over the age of 18 who have lost a family member to homicide.   The facilitator will assist the discussion among attending members monitoring that all members of the group are sharing and listening to the comments of others in the group, encouraging discussion and support from each other.  The facilitator is genuinely attentive to the needs of individual members as well as the group and believes in the value and benefit of the support from others’ lived experiences. Facilitation focuses on member’s participation in the process of honoring experiences.


Responsibilities:

  • Understand, communicate and promote the purpose and value of the Calgary Homicide Support Society and Group.
  • Facilitate the evening meeting one a month for a two-hour period (with arriving 30 minutes prior to the meeting and remaining 30 minutes after the meeting to accommodate questions or concerns from group members).
  • Provide a safe and confidential group format making a comfortable environment for members.
  • Understand the needs of the group and arrange for guest presentations and/or handouts on information that may be required on a need basis. 
  • Establish ground rules and expectations of the group.
  • Set and monitor the tone for appropriate behaviour within the group dynamics.
  • To offer those group members, whose needs exceed the scope of the group, an opportunity for referrals, in consultation with the Clinical Lead, to additional community resources (programs/ services)
  • Ensure each member of group is aware of the date of the meeting the following month.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the Clinical Lead.
  • Reporting will be to the Board of Directors of the Calgary Homicide Support Society.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate level education in the area of social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing, criminal justice or equivalent, with comprehensive experience in facilitating groups (a Bachelor degree may be considered with extensive experience in facilitating adult groups).
  • Applicant must be eligible for registration within their discipline area.
  • A back ground or knowledge of the criminal justice system would be an asset.
  • Comfort and ability to discuss experiences and issues related to homicide; and the grief and loss process.
  • Active listening skills and excellent communication skills individually and within a group format.

Competition will close February 9, 2018

 

Please email resume to president@calgaryhss.ca 

 


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Posted December 20, 2017
Mental Health Therapist - Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network

Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network

Mental Health Therapist - 0.6 FTE

 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network, the Mental Health Therapist will facilitate the care of patients by providing psychosocial assessment/support, counselling interventions, solution-focused brief therapy, health service and community referrals, and case management as appropriate. The Therapist will work with Family Physicians in the community, other health professionals, and local/regional programming to ensure a high quality of evidence-based health care to the practice population.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicable Masters level education with registration as a Registered Psychologist or Social Worker with a clinical specialization. Provisional Psychologists with their own supervision may be considered;
  • Active registration in good standing with ACSW or College of Alberta Psychologists.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of three (3) years recent counselling experience working within a community-based mental health setting;
  • Group therapy experience would be considered an asset, as well as experience with walk-in counselling programs;
  • Experience working with Indigenous population is preferred.

PERSONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Clinical skills in psychosocial assessment and short-term treatment/navigation, with emphasis on solution-focused therapy, as well as other therapeutic frameworks such as CBT;
  • Knowledge of community resources, case management practice, psychosocial interventions;
  • Skills in counseling, group facilitation, community development, ability to develop new skills, and apply theory to practice;
  • Flexibility in approach to patient and interpersonal situations;
  • Enjoys working in a team-based and collaborative approach to delivery of care;
  • High levels of integrity and professional behavior

 

APPLY TO:

Ginette Lavigne                        Email: g.lavigne@wetaskiwinpcn.ca
Executive Director                    Fax: 780-312-2508

 

Deadline: Competition closes January 12th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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Posted November 23, 2017
Counselling Psychology Clinic Manager - Calgary


Reports To: Clinic Director

Summary of Responsibilities

Responsible for the continued growth and success of a psychological practice currently with
two locations and creating a positive environment for clients and clinicians.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Director Support

• Assist in the planning, development and implementation of clinic brand and agenda
• Serve as information source to all
• Maintain office harmony and morale in all locations
• Prepare monthly, yearly, and other statistical reports
• Provide administrative support and scheduling for out-of-clinic appointments

Clinician Support

• Train clinicians in administrative and clinical systems
• Intake of clients and support in triage of clients
• Facilitate a timely exchange of communication and information between everyone
• Oversee completion of administrative tasks assigned by clinicians
• Prepare monthly billable hours summary to be used in payroll

Front Office Support

• Manage the clinic's client contact recording system and filing system
• Manage scheduling system, track client appointments, no shows, and follow ups
• Approve schedules, time off requests, and timesheets for front office Admin
• Evaluate admin staff performance
• Keep staff informed of all policy and procedures and address any policy violations
• Manage purchase order requests for office supplies

Back Office Support

• Assist in preparation & coordination of team building, staff meetings & trade fair events
• Oversee 3rd party billing process, track payments and reconcile balances
• Liaison with accountant for monthly reconciliation of in-office system and theirs
• Facilitate interactions with referral sources i.e. medical clinics and community initiatives
• Ensure building maintenance, repairs and cleaning occurs in timely fashion
• Ensure website and social media updates and marketing campaigns run smoothly

Minimum Education Requirements

• A Bachelors or associate degree in business, psychology or related area is required
• A Masters degree is preferred but not required

Optimal Background Requirements

• Management experience in a psychology or other clinical practice
• Extensive knowledge of Practice Management scheduling and billing software e.g
janeApp, owlpractice or mindbody
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• The ideal candidate is a person who is not easily intimidated by new experiences,
possesses a positive can-do attitude and is a quick learner
• Owns and operates a reliable vehicle

Minimum Demonstrated Skills

Detail oriented and conscientious
Driven and has tools for managing many tasks
Willing to take phone calls during off hours to assist clinicians and admin in need
Ability to think critically and persist until the challenge is resolved
• Demonstrated excellence in management, leadership and organizational skills
• Demonstrated excellence in communication skills and ability to effectively convey ideas
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Must have demonstrated ability to successfully work with clinicians and residents

Benefits

• Competitive salary based on demonstrated skills and experience
• Extended Health package
• In-house training
• Upward mobility with demonstrated growth connected to salary increase
• Great team environment

This is a full-time position with some flexible hours. Position is open until filled.

Kindly contact Hiring Manager at social@journeycounselling.ca


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Posted October 18, 2017
Provisional Psychologist and Practicum Intern Positions Available - Leduc & St Albert

 

HopeWell Psychological is looking for Full-time and Part-time Provisional Psychologists and Intern Students, for our Leduc and our St. Albert Locations. The positions start immediately. Interns will be supervised by the Clinical Director and although supervision is not provided for Provisional Psychologists, you will have access to informal consultation with other clinicians and the Clinical Director will give you consent to discuss client cases with your supervisor. Moreover, you will be able to attend meeting with the Clinical Team, who meet monthly to discuss client cases and ethical dilemmas as a group, thus facilitating collaboration and collective learning of the entire team. You will also have access to the Clinical Director for questions about clients.

Interested applicants are encouraged to email their resume, CV, and other information to jobs@myhopewell.com.

Please send us your:

Resume

  • Listing all Counselling or related work experiences.
  • Listing all Counseling books you read in the past 1 year and brief summary of its content.
  • Listing all Counselling workshops you attended and any books read, within the last year. Please include a very brief summary of the content.

Cover letter

  • Describing the types of clients and issues you have experience treating and the treatment/methods/models you used when treating them.
  • Outlining your counselling interests (what types of issues and clients you want to work with?).
  • Describing why you want to work for HopeWell.
  • Describing how your skills and knowledge can contribute to the HopeWell team.
  • Describing any published or developed works.


Checks & Insurance

  • Able to provide a clean criminal records check before or at the time of the interview.
  • Able to provide a clean child welfare check before or at the time of the interview.
  • Must carry $2 Million dollar liability Insurance.

Grades

  • Provide a list of all coursework and grades completed thus far.
  • Provide a list of all courses that have not been completed thus far, if any.

A successful candidate is someone who:

  • Can create and maintain therapeutic alliance with clients and colleagues.
  • Works from a CBT, Client-Centered and Attachment perspectives, helping clients become mindful of and changing their thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and actions.
  • Has EMDR training or is willing to take the training within 3-6 months of being hired.
  • If wanting to work with couples and/or families, must have or be willing to train in Emotionally Focused therapy within 3-6 months of being hired and is willing to continue learning the model and engage in peer-consultations.
  • Has some knowledge and experience in Mindfulness and Ego State Therapies (an asset and not required).
  • Is willing to work with clients of all ages who are experiencing a variety of issues including trauma, complex grief, anger, anxiety, depression, chronic pain etc. Some training will be provided.
  • Is willing to do online counselling.
  • Is willing to participate in monthly consultation meetings and some volunteer work.
  • Has a life-long plan to learn and is willing to participate in creating and presenting various topics of interest to colleagues.
  • Is available to work a variety of hours, including on evenings and on weekends.
  • Is collegial and willing to learn.
  • Must be computer literate as we use electronic medical records. Therapists have the capability to login remotely in order to do their paperwork when working in an online video setting. Training is provided and the software is fairly easy to use.

Reference List Contact Information

  • Provide a list of 3 professional references (teachers, boses, or case managers) who saw your work first-hand and who can speak to your ability to form relationships, manage interpersonal conflict, ensure confidentiality, and apply ethical practices in your workplace. Include people who can comment on your ability to manage your time and to work diligently.
  • If you cannot provide 3 references, please state reason and provide up to 1 reference from a co-worker.

Benefits

  • We provide well-trained support staff that book your appointments and bill your clients.
  • You are able to engage in online counselling, which enables you to work from home and live anywhere in Alberta.
  • We have digital calendars that are able to sync with your phone to give you current bookings that are in your calendar.
  • We send you an automatic email with your schedule for the next day.
  • Our system has email and text reminders to ensure clients show up to appointments.
  • We provide you with monthly trainings and provide you with an opportunity to teach other therapists.
  • We provide you with a peer-consultation group where you can consult on client cases and ethical issues. The Clinical Director is an Oral Panel Examiner for the College of Alberta Psychologist who can review ethical guidelines and common ethical issues.
  • We offer flexible hours.
  • We will market so that you can work with the types of clients and issues that appeal to you.

 

Thanks for your interest in working for HopeWell.

 


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