Mental Health Counsellor

The Mustard Seed Medicine Hat, AB
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Are you looking to build your career in the Medicine Hat community? Come join us at The Mustard Seed!  We are a certified Best Christian Workplace and humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change.  The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve.  The Mustard Seed provides basic services – food, clothing and housing, and support services – education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta and British Columbia. 

The Mental Health Counsellor is a full-time (fixed term) role committed to helping people experiencing homelessness or poverty transition towards maintaining sustainable and healthy lifestyles through the provision of appropriate treatment and case management services.  The mental health counsellor will be focused on person-centered care, work within a team environment to provide appropriate counselling and assessments to both children and adults as part of a community of care.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with, and consults with, clients and their families, colleagues, and the Indigenous community to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices, client need, and a combination of care practices and approaches as appropriate.
  • Performs mental health and addictions assessment and treatment; crisis intervention; consultation; individual, couple and family counselling, and group therapy and clinical education to provide, facilitate and coordinate client access to services.
  • Advocate for clients to access resources within and outside the organization, continue to update resources for staff, clients, and future students.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Counselling or equivalent; active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW), or an equivalent regulatory body, either provisionally or fully.
  • Knowledge of mental illness and treatment; substance abuse and addictions treatment; psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects); psychotherapeutic and counselling skills, with particular emphasis on evidence-based interventions with trauma and attachment disruption in populations who experience historical oppression.
  • Willing to supervise Clinical Masters’ students (whether SW, Counselling or Psych) students on an ongoing basis
  • Understanding of vulnerable populations, in particular those experiencing homelessness, and 1-2 years’ experience working in the field.
  • Ability to perform C Level assessments considered an asset.
  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer
  • To support our staff and the vulnerable population we serve, we require new hires to have COVID-19 vaccination

CLOSING DATE

 This posting closes on September 30th or until the best candidate is selected.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

 
 
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