Alberta Health Services Family Counsellor Temporary in Airdrie, AB

Alberta Health Services

Branch Airdrie AB CA

Family Counsellor
Airdrie, AB

Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social work or Psychology. The Family Counselor collaborates with other health care providers and community service providers to…

This is an advanced clinical position providing assessment/diagnosis, treatment and follow up to a generalist addiction and mental health population and their families. This position provides clinical focused consultation with other programs or community resources and acts as a liaison to develop and promote preventative addiction and mental health programs in the community. The Family Counselor collaborates with other health care providers and community service providers to ensure a continuum of addiction and mental health care in the community.

Collaborates with the client(s) to form therapy goals and a treatment plan. Provides individual and family assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up; participates in providing a range of therapies including family, group and individual interventions; provides consultation to families and other care providers regarding the needs of the identified clients; Collaborates with other health care professionals in treatment planning and implementation; arranges referrals to appropriate resources. Completes paperwork associated with position according to standards set forth.

Serves as a perceptor for Master Level therapy students; participates in the orientation and training of new staff, practicum students and volunteers as required; provides direction to outreach workers as they work with clients to achieve goals; participates in education/training sessions with other health care providers regarding client care; participates in program planning.


– Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social work or Psychology.
– A solid foundation of clinical work is required to support the complex skills of engagement, assessment of high risk behaviors (ie suicide, addiction and abuse), provisional diagnosis of mental health presentation, clinical case planning and management, application of a wide variety of therapeutic models and modalities and clinical and program consultation. Specific training to strength based, brief therapy is required.
– Three years addiction and mental health experience in primary therapist role. Experience working with families and individuals across the lifespan.
– May require special authorization from their applicable regulating body to perform psychosocial interventions.
– Registration with applicable professional college (CARNA, ACAP, ACSW).

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Airdrie, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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