Youth Counsellor - One-on-One Counselling Program

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association - Calgary, AB (il y a 5 mois)

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The Youth Counsellor is responsible for providing one-on-one customized counselling to young immigrant women and their families. This position is also responsible for providing mentorship and developing intergenerational activities, as well as assisting in other areas of the youth program as needed. As the position requires traveling, a licensed vehicle is required.


Provide customized one-one-one counselling and group sessions to immigrant girls in the areas of bullying, family violence, healthy relationships, language support, education and employment
Support Program Coordinator with promotion of the program with public, private, catholic and charter schools around Calgary
Liaise between community organizations, CBE, Calgary Catholic School District and CIWA regarding delivery of the program
Assist with intake and assessment of clients
Identify language ability of the participants’ family and provide first language support as needed
Provide effective case management for high risk clients
Provide in-home support as needed to youth and their families
Encourage intergenerational tolerance and support within extended immigrant families
Culturally sensitive approach and support to parents’ needs
Provide referrals for specialized services in the community
Work collaboratively with mentors assigned to clients
Conduct follow-up services to clients
Secure off-site locations for one-on-one counselling
Maintain clear communication with schools
Data entry and other administrative duties
Assist with program evaluation and outcome measurement
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

A university degree in social work, psychology, or education, with post-secondary training in counselling is required as well as practical work in the area of counselling
A broad knowledge of immigrant youth issues
Experience working with immigrants from diverse backgrounds
Must demonstrate time-management abilities and have proven counselling, problem solving and decision making skills
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to work in a team environment are essential
Second language is a requirement
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 Alberta 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.