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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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Posted September 19, 2017
YWCA Calgary - Clinical Supervisor, Counselling and Personal Development – 1.0 FTE (Daytime)

 

 

Position title

Clinical Supervisor, Counselling and Personal Development – 1.0 FTE (Daytime)

Competition Number

2017058

Reports to

Manager, Counselling and Personal Development

Area of work

Counselling and Personal Development

 

Introduction

The YWCA, Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. Through its more than 106 year history, the organization has touched tens of thousands of lives and evolved its programs to meet the changing needs of women in the community. The YW offers a continuum of service for women, and their families, who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, family violence and isolation.

 

The common purpose of all employees of the YW Calgary includes a responsibility to carry out the Mission and Vision of the organization.

 

YWCA staff is expected to work professionally, with a caring approach, adhere to our Code of Conduct and with a belief that things will get better. Demonstrate continuous improvement, collaboration and purpose in their work; have excellent communication skills; and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. As a learning organization YW staff are also expected to continuously develop professionally and personally.

 

Responsibility

The Clinical Supervisor of the Counselling and Personal Development (CPD) program works with the Program Manager to offer effective clinical services.  The Clinical Supervisor oversees the day to day operations of the Counselling and Personal Development department.  The clinical supervisor supervises and promotes the clinical capacity of the assigned staff and promotes practice aligned with the principles of the YWCA Practice Framework. Under the direction of the Program Manager, this role is responsible for program development and evaluation.

 

Key accountabilities:

  1. Service Delivery
  2. Administration
  3. Professional Development
  4. Organizational Commitment

 

Detailed Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 

  1. 1.      Service Delivery: Clinical treatment and support 

 

Outcome: CPD staff provide quality treatment and support services to women, children, youth, men, and families who have experienced family violence, based on best practices.  

Indicator:  Regular supervision of clinical staff and practicum students; staff implementation of organization and program policies and procedures, and professional standards; and practice aligned with the standards of the AB Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

 

  • Monitor and coordinate clinical services (individual, family, and group counselling), including intake, assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
  • Provide clinical supervision of clinical and group facilitation staff, including identification and resolution of ethical, clinical, and systemic issues; supervisees’ ongoing professional development; and adherence to organization and program policies and procedures, and professional standards.
  • Engage in live-supervision with staff on a regular basis.
  • Provide administrative supervision including caseload management, documentation, reporting, and other related issues.
  • Contribute to performance reviews of supervisees and other staff.
  • Work collaboratively with community partners towards effective coordination of service for clients.
  • Provide direct clinical work with clients, including crisis intervention and safety planning, as required.
  • Participate in staff recruitment and orientation.
  • Participate in practicum student selection and training.
  • Provide clinical supervision of graduate level practicum students and/or volunteers, as required.
  • Participate in the program development and enhancements undertaken to align with the vision, mission, and practice framework of the YW.
  • Participate in and run group sessions on a regular basis.
  • Support collaborative clinical practice across YW programs.
  • Provide clinical consultation on relevant clinical issues agency-wide, at the request of the program manager.

 

  1. 2.      Administration:

 

Outcome: Client information is recorded accurately, objectively, and appropriately in the electronic and paper files. Monthly and annual reporting fulfills funders’ and agency requirements.

Indicator: Current, accurate documentation in electronic and paper files; appropriate pre and post questionnaires and scales completed on 95% of clients; accurate and timely monthly and annual reports; and adherence to the YW privacy standards.

 

  • Review and prioritize referrals and manage waitlists.
  • Routinely audit client files for quality and adherence to policy.
  • Analyze program-related data for quality improvement and funder reporting. 
  • Complete monthly and annual reports as required.
  • Utilize the electronic appointment reminder when scheduling clients.
  • Maintain appropriate clinical records.
  • Provide program manager with regular and timely updates regarding staff or emerging issues.

 

  1. 3.      Professional Development:

 

Outcome: Competent and ethical clinical services provided to all clients while maintaining professional competence. 

Indicator: Ongoing membership with relevant, professional regulatory body; clinical practice aligned with relevant best practices.

 

  • Adhere to the YW Calgary Organization Code of Conduct
  • Follow the YW Calgary Personnel Policy Handbook 2016
  • Follow the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the relevant, professional regulatory body
  • Role model professional behaviour for all clinical staff.
  • Follow the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the relevant, professional regulatory body. 
  • Participate in regularly scheduled, clinical supervision with program manager.
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled, group consultation with clinical staff.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate YW in-service presentations and case consultations, as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement annual, professional development plan and applies learning to practice. 
  • Attend training, conferences, and seminars to support increased supervisory capacity and program development, as identified in learning plan.
  • Stay current with the literature and the trends in family violence, child development, parenting research, and children with vulnerabilities, nationally and internationally specifically as it relates to individual programming for children and parents

 

  1. 4.      Organizational Commitment:

 

Outcome: Service delivery aligned with YW Calgary’s vision, mission, and practice framework.

Indicator:  Participation in CPD staff and planning meetings, and relevant organization planning events; active involvement with volunteers and students in the implementation of program goals, as appropriate.  

 

  • Actively promote the vision and mission of the YW Calgary.
  • Participate in present and future planning efforts.
  • Engage in and promote the implementation of the YW Calgary Practice Framework.
  • Promote the CPD staff participation in CPD program meetings, YW town hall meetings, and annual general meeting.
  • Lead staff in the implementation of program development and enhancements.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with YW Calgary staff, volunteers, and students.
  • Assist with training, support, and recognition of volunteers and students.

 

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in psychology or social work (with a specialization in clinical practice) required.
  • Registration (and good standing) with relevant professional association.
  • Minimum 5 years of counselling experience; and a minimum 3 years of clinical supervisory experience.
  • Specialist skills in working with women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
  • Experience with individual, group, and family intervention.
  • Advanced level understanding of mental health (psychiatric) disorders.
  • Working knowledge of the impacts of abuse, violence, and trauma on people across the lifespan; violence- and abuse-recovery; crisis intervention; and problematic substance use and its intersection with mental health and traumatic stress.
  • Training and experience in treatment options such as EMDR, DBT, mind/body therapies, and post-modern platforms such as Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, strength base approach, and process therapy preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is required, as meetings with program partners, clients, and funders may be in the community or at other YWCA of Calgary locations
  • Working knowledge and experience delivering indicated treatment/intervention for the populations served by the YW.
  • Ability to create an environment of trust, respect, creativity, and safety for clinical growth and excellence.
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) required
  • 37.5 hour work week, flexible hours from 9:00am to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday, inclusive of a minimum of 1- evening per week or a Saturday shift (when required). 

 

 

Please include job number in the subject line of your email and forward cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to:

 

Careers

YW Calgary

320 5th Ave SE Calgary, AB  T2G 0E5

careers@ywcalgary.ca

 

No phone calls please.  Thank you for your application, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Until suitable candidate is found 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted September 13, 2017
Red Deer College - Counsellor

 

Red Deer College is Hiring a Counsellor - Personal and Career Focus.

 

As the successful candidate, you will have an awareness of the developmental needs and counseling concerns presented by a diverse post-secondary student population. You will provide counselling services to Red Deer College students and prospective students, with a primary focus on personal and career counselling. In addition to providing individual counselling, you will plan and provide workshops, develop outreach and psychoeducational activities and liaise with diverse internal and external stakeholders. As part of an integrated service team, you will provide risk assessment, crisis intervention and referral, on an as-needed basis. You will participate in regular group and individual supervision and case consultations.

 

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit Red Deer College`s Employment site and click on Faculty https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/


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