Cross Cultural Counsellor
Catholic Social Services
Edmonton, CA
16d ago

You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.

With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1600 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Edmonton and Central Alberta.

Be an agent of change and growth in the lives of Newcomers to Canada. As a Cross-Cultural Counsellor, you will play a major role in the lives of individuals, couples and families as they adjust, adapt and integrate into life in a new country.

Throughout your career, you have developed strong cross-cultural counselling skills. You are currently well-networked with community based resources.

Working within a defined therapeutic framework (for example, cognitive behaviour or solution-focussed therapy), you use your analytical skills to correctly assess client needs and work with clients to develop outcome-

based service plans. You are able to think globally about complex issues within a trauma-informed perspective. While you are self-

motivated, resourceful and comfortable working alone, you understand the need for collaboration and work well with your supervisor and peers to discuss problems and alternative strategies for clients.

You are a compassionate professional who is committed to excellence in the prevention of mental illness. Your demonstrated expertise in the areas of adjustment, anxiety and depression, family dynamics and relationship issues, family violence, grief and loss, stress management, suicide intervention and trauma would serve you well in this position.

You are comfortable working with all ages(i.e. children, youth, adults and seniors). You are an experienced group facilitator in a multi-

cultural, multi-lingual environment.

Travel will be required of the role and the successful candidate must be available to work on evenings and Saturday intermittently.

Qualifications : You have a degree in Psychology or Social Work and are eligible to register with your respective professional association or college.

A minimum of 2 years of experience in cross-cultural counselling is preferred. You must be fluent in English both spoken and written.

Fluency in other languages would be an asset. Demonstrated experience with group facilitation in a multi-cultural, multi-

lingual environment would be an asset. You have superior communication, computer, organizational and time-management skills.

A vehicle and valid driver's license would be an asset for this position. The salary range for this position is $29.02 to $32.

66 per hour based on qualifications and experience. We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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