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Company Name:
Enviros Wilderness School Association
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Cochrane, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Youth and Family Therapist

Location: Cochrane, Alberta
Organization: Enviros Wilderness School Association
FTE: Full Time, Permanent


Enviros is a charitable, non-profit community committed to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta.  We engage children, youth, adults and families in experientially based opportunities so they learn and develop skills that foster independence.  Enviros addresses a broad range of societal needs ranging from programs for young offenders; family support services, emergency foster care, and helping young adults become successfully independent.  Enviros opens minds as well as doors, promoting social responsibility through personal action, interaction and accountability.

Enviros Base Camp provides a wilderness based addictions treatment program for youth within the province of Alberta.  Located northwest of Cochrane our Base Camp program is an intensive, adventure based wilderness program for co-ed youth aged 13-18 and their families.  This program provides support for healing from substance abuse issues that require residential treatment.  A safe and structured environment is created for individuals who seek to improve their lives. 

The therapist is responsible for completing all intake assessments, and working with youth workers to develop and implement treatment plans that address the needs of each client. The therapist coordinates individual and group therapies and provides supervision and consultation to youth workers regarding clients and families. The therapist supports the Enviros Community through liaison, program development, and participation, and will provide emergency, on call coverage as needed by the program.


Intake / Assessment

  • Intake facilitation
  • Review all intake packages before admission
  • Determine presenting needs


Treatment Program

  • Supervision of all treatment
  • Family therapy
  • Facilitates psychotherapy group sessions
  • Staff development
  • Discuss youths’ biographies and treatment plans with key workers
  • Coordinate treatment plan reviews
  • Perform monthly consultations with key workers regarding youths and families Staff support



  • Master’s Degree in Psychology / Social Work
  • Experience in counselling adolescents
  • Experience in family therapy
  • Experience in group therapy
  • Registered / Chartered by the Professional Association of their discipline 


 If this is the challenging and rewarding position you are looking for please forward your resume and cover letter for attention Lisa Arsenault to [email protected], quoting Job Reference #1828.  This posting will remain open until May 31, 2018.

 Enviros is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all candidates for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.