Counsellor - One-on-One Counselling Program

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association - Calgary, AB (il y a 4 mois)

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Full Time Position - 37.5 hours per week

Competitive salary and benefits package

The Counsellor is responsible for providing one-on-one counselling to immigrant youth and senior immigrant women and their families. The Counsellor will provide customized counselling as well as make necessary referrals. Additionally, this role is responsible for connecting with various ethnic populations and promoting the programs through community presentations. As this position requires travel, a valid license and reliable vehicle is required.


Provide customized one-one-one counselling to immigrant girls in the areas of bullying, family violence, language support, education and employment
Support the Program Coordinator with promotion of the program with public, private, Catholic and charter schools around Calgary
Provide in-home support as needed to youth and their families
Provide customized one-one-one counselling to women in the areas of health resources, parenting support, family law, intergenerational issues, and community support
Assist with intake and assessment of clients
Identify language ability of the participants’ family and arrange first language support as needed
Provide effective case management for high risk clients
Encourage intergenerational tolerance and support within extended immigrant families
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, different social service agencies, religious groups and staff
Establish partnerships with various ethnic populations
Assist with program evaluation and outcome measurement
Ensure client data entry is complete in CMS and iCARE databases
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

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 and seniors 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
As the position requires traveling, a licensed vehicle is required
Fluency in Tagalog is required
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


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.