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Company Name:
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Clinical Supervisor & Mental Health Therapist - 0.6 FTE

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Calgary and Southern Alberta. With over 35 years of solid community experience, 70 active programs, and comprehensive wraparound support, CCIS ensures that our services respond to the needs of ethnically diverse communities within Calgary and area.

Our Centre for Refugee Resilience (CRR) provides culturally responsive therapeutic support to refugee and immigrant children, youth and their families in order to resolve and address trauma-related (PTSD) issues.

Reporting to our CRR Team Lead and to the Manager of our Community Development and Integration Services division, the Clinical Supervisor/Mental Health Therapist is an integral member of our team, building resilience with refugees and immigrants who have experienced trauma, through coordinated community, social and mental health support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the therapy program within the Centre for Refugee Resilience
  • Update team on emergent best practices
  • Lead case consultations and clinical supervision sessions with therapy team members
  • Develop and review therapy team goals towards personal, professional, and organizational development
  • In collaboration with the Team Lead, strategize, plan, and offer consultation on funding proposals toward the growth and sustainability of the therapy program
  • In collaboration with case coordinators, complete screening and counselling intakes
  • Provide continuous assessment and treatment planning for adult counselling clients who have experienced trauma
  • Provide counselling to adult clients using trauma-informed and evidence based treatment specific to client needs
  • Maintain documentation, evaluations and client records in accordance to agency policy and governing body as applicable.
  • Provide consultative services to address changing needs of counseling clients (for clients, team members, and other professionals as needed)
  • Participate in case conferences as needed
  • Assess counselling clients to identify whether group support is appropriate. Facilitate group interventions as needed
  • Complete and compile confidential counselling client records, assessment and evaluative processes
  • Book counselling clients appointments and provide ongoing reminders
  • Provide statistical and narrative information on the therapy program for clinical evaluation, funding applications, reports, and research
  • Provide culturally competent services
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team within CCIS
  • Work in accordance with Code of Ethics of applicable governing body
  • Participate in public education and promotion of the program, including development and presentation of workshops for community and volunteers, as time allows


  • Masters degree in Psychology or other related field
  • Registered with the appropriate professional association
  • 5+ years clinical experience, 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Experience in treating trauma and other issues prevalent to the refugee population (Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD)
  • Specialization and training in culturally competent trauma-informed practices which could include: EtedMDR, Expressive Arts, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, etc.
  • Group experience would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally competent clinical services among ethnically diverse population
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional evenings to accommodate clients
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for occasional off-site meetings
  • Ability to communicate in a second language considered an asset
  • This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, and Adult Abuse Registry Check.


To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Monday, May 6, 2019.

CCIS thanks all applicants, however, only those selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted.