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Mental Health Therapist

Immigrant Services Calgary, 1200, 910 7Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Req #126
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Immigrant Services Calgary is a non for profit immigrant serving agency established in 1977. ISC's mission is to be a comprehensive settlement agency working together with immigrants and their families to make Canada home. ISC is looking for individuals who appreciate the valuable contributions immigrants make to Canada, and understand and share our values of  being passionate, accountable and ethical leaders in settlement services. We believe that people come first. We are committed to quality services for a diverse Canadian community.

Immigrant Services Calgary is looking for two part-time (25 hours per week) Mental Health Therapists to be responsible for providing group facilitation and supportive counselling for immigrant and refugee individuals with a focus on domestic violence treatment. These positions may also work with, but is not limited to, high-risk populations who may have experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, family dysfunction, and other issues that affect mental health.

Duties:

• Design, implementation, facilitation, and assessment of the Multicultural Domestic Violence Program group component
• Assist in the recruitment and intake process as required
• Provide counselling services in a variety of formats: i.e. group, individual
• Provide  counselling and intervention for high-risk immigrant and refugee families
• Assess client’s needs and develop an intervention plan
• Referrals to community resources for basic needs, and specialized intervention
• Manage client files and provide follow-up with clients
• Recording and evaluation responsibilities associated with the program
• Build connections with ethnic community associations
• Represent the project to community partners and services
• Ensure all appropriate client documentation to meet funder accountability framework is completed


Other tasks:

• Adhere to ISC Policy & Procedure and ISC and Mosaic Centre Standards of Practice
• Attend monthly meetings of Mosaic Centre staff and all staff meetings
• Document and report any disclosures of abuse to the Family Support Programs Senior Coordinator and the Mosaic Family Resource Centre Director
• Other duties as assigned by the Family Support Programs Coordinator


Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Psychology or Master’s Degree in Social Work
• Experience working with high-risk families
• Experience in the area of domestic violence
• Cross cultural sensitivity and awareness
• Case Management  experience
• Experience working in a counselling setting
• Excellent knowledge of community resources
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience in working in a multi-cultural setting is an asset
• Fluency in a second language is an asset  (Punjabi or Spanish preferred)
• Available to work some evenings and Saturdays
• Valid driver’s licence and vehicle is required

Thank you for your interest. Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Immigrant Services Calgary, 1200, 910 7Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada