We’re hiring two Adult Counsellors to join our clinical team!
The Adult Counsellor is a full-time position under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical Services and the Director of Client Care Services. The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, youths, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence.
All work at SACE will reflect the Mission Statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday to Thursday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends is a requirement.
Adult Counsellor responsibilities include:
- Provision of crisis intervention in the form of support and information calls, emergency appointments, and scheduled appointments, including back-up coverage for the SACE Support and Information Line as well as Alberta’s One-Line for Sexual Violence;
- Provision of crisis support for:
- Survivors of sexual assault (18 years and older);
- Adult survivors of child sexual abuse;
- Non-offending family members of these survivors.
- A minimum of 5 individual counselling sessions booked per day (20 clients booked per week), in a combination of in-person and/or telehealth appointments as necessary, with the exception of when meetings, trainings, group counselling sessions, and other scheduled commitments may intervene;
- Provision of group counselling sessions as program requires;
- Maintain comprehensive records and files as outlined in the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice or other appropriate governing body per designation;
- Assist in the provision of training for volunteers, students, professionals and lay persons in the area of crisis intervention and group facilitation as directed by the Director of Clinical Services;
- Maintain and submit program statistics monthly in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services and the Director of Client Care Services;
- Attend staff meetings, departmental group supervision, and staff in-services and remain ingrained on current literature and counselling methods, and where appropriate, adapt crisis intervention skills to reflect changes as determined by the Director of Clinical Services and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
- Other appropriate duties as assigned by the CEO, the Director of Client Care Services, or the Director of Clinical Services.
Minimum required qualifications:
- Masters level degree in counselling or social work with clinical focus (e.g. MC, MSc, MEd, MSW, etc.), and either pursuing or intending to pursue a professional designation such as CCC, Registered Psychologist, RSW;
- Experience providing crisis intervention and counselling for adults;
- Knowledge and understanding of the assessment and treatment issues surrounding the effects of sexual violence.
The ideal candidate:
- Is familiar with the issue of sexual violence and with anti-oppressive approaches to violence prevention and client support;
- Has an understanding of, and commitment to, anti-oppression principles and practices;
- Has experience in trauma-informed and client-centred counselling;
- Is adaptable, organized, and self-directed;
- Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization;
- Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations.
What SACE offers:
- A competitive salary commensurate with accreditation;
- Full health benefits paid by SACE (extended health, vision, dental, and drugs) for staff and dependents;
- A 4-day work week, Mondays through Thursdays, and closed every Friday;
- Generous paid vacation time (starting with 3 weeks);
- Additional 2-weeks’ paid annual office closure over the winter holiday break, usually aligning with School District closures;
- Currently offers a hybrid work model;
- A work culture that values collaboration, respect, and kindness;
- Strong focus on staff wellness and work-life balance;
- Generous staff professional development hours and budget;
- Staff appreciation days;
- Mileage reimbursement for community work;
- Open door policy.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the best fit for this position, along with a resume and three (3) professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, members of Black, racialized or visible minority communities, Indigenous Peoples, people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Until position is filled
Position start date: February 15, 2023
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com, Attn: Selection Committee – Adult Counsellor.
We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.