Family Counsellor - Part Time - 30 hrs per week, 5 month contract - Fluency in Tigrinya, Somali or Arabic is required

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association - Calgary, AB (il y a 30+ jours)

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Family Counsellor

Part Time - 30 hrs per week, 5 month contract

Competitive salary

Fluency in Tigrinya, Somali or Arabic is required

The Family Counsellor is responsible for providing supportive and culturally sensitive short-term counselling for immigrant women at CIWA. The counsellor also provides referrals and other needed services to clients experiencing family violence and/or conflicts at home.


Intake and assessment of clients
Offer crisis, short-term counselling and group facilitation
Refer clients to different social service agencies and advocating on their behalf as required
Provide follow-up services for the clients
Maintain clear communication with different social service agencies involved with victims of abuse, i.e. attend inter-agency outreach meetings, as directed
Participate in interviews, training and arrangements for the family conflict program volunteers, as assigned
Supervise client interactions on a case-by-case basis
Involved in the customization and facilitation of support groups
Ensure all client data entry is completed in the CMS
Complete regular reports as needed
Involves off-site placement within the City of Calgary
Make appropriate referrals to different community resources as required and do regular follow-ups with all the clientele served
Some evening and weekend work is required
A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required
Attend and participate in CIWA events
Other duties as assigned by the Department Manager

Ensure that professional approach is aligned with CIWA values
Maintain a positive working relationship with all staff and volunteers of CIWA
Maintain a positive image and professional work habits and represent CIWA in a professional manner
Demonstrate a high level of initiative and enthusiasm
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Demonstrate a high level of administrative and IT capacity

An undergraduate degree in social work or psychology is required
A master’s degree in social work or psychology is considered an asset
Post-secondary training in counselling with practical work experience in the area of family conflict and violence
Experience in post-traumatic stress counselling is a strong asset
A broad knowledge of and experience with immigrant women’s issues
Must demonstrate time-management abilities and have proven problem solving and decision making skills
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to work in a team environment are essential
Experience with report writing is essential
Fluency in Tigrinya, Somali or Arabic is required
Pre-employment requirement: Successful candidate must clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an environment that is collaborative, innovative and supportive please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association

Suite 200, 138 - 4th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB T2G 4Z6

Fax 403.264.3914


The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. We thank all interested candidates in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.