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Family Counsellor

Family Counsellor
Psychology/Counselling/Social Work
Regular Full Time
South Health Campus
SHC Addiction Mental Health OP
2013-02-14  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Evenings
Minimum: 38.70 per hour Maximum: 51.43 per hour
An exciting opportunity exists in AHS, Calgary Zone. The South Health Campus (SHC) is now gradually opening with services coming on line through late 2013. The SHC will be a full service hospital that will provide new service to Calgary in high need areas including Women's Health, NICU, Emergency, Surgery and Mental Health.

The SHC is more than just a "hospital". It is a campus environment and will include inpatient, outpatient, and wellness services, as well as prevention and public health learning opportunities for the community. The campus will also include a YMCA and retail services.

The SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centered Care, and Innovation. These pillars are guiding the development and delivery of service to all patients and families at SHC.

Reporting to the Manager within Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health the Family Counselor provides systems based assessment, episodic treatment and follow up for a varied caseload of adolescent and child mental health / psychiatric clients and their families. The incumbent collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, community agencies and schools in providing care to adolescents and children who present with a wide array of complex mental health issues and addiction conditions. To provide seamless care, the Family Counsellor will be working with clients as they move between SHC inpatient and outpatient services and in the community. Flexibility is required for practice within an evolving continuum of care.
Masters Degree in a mental health related discipline required (e.g. Psychology, Social Work or Nursing). Registration in an AHS recognized professional licensing body also required. Successful completion of a relevant accredited certificate program preferred. Full member of AAMFT preferred. Must be authorized to perform psychosocial interventions.
  • Three to five years of clinical experience with children and adolescents (and their families) who have complex mental health issues with associated cognitive, behavioral and developmental delays / disorders preferred.
  • Training in and understanding of DSM -IV-TR diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial interventions.
  • Knowledge of community resources for children and adolescents.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to adapt to a continuously changing and evolving work environment.
  • Experience working with Child and Family Services, schools and other community resources.
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively and to contribute positively to change in emerging services / programs.
  • Experience providing expert clinical consultation to professionals.
  • Experience supervising students preferred.
  • Ability to work from a patient and family centered perspective and with diverse populations.
  • Intermediate computer skills and ability to use audiovisual / Telehealth equipment.
  • Ability to work from a family centered perspective and with diverse populations.
  • Intermediate computer skills and ability to use audiovisual / Telehealth equipment.

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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