"Our mission is to be open to all, empowering individuals and families to achieve their full potential in spirit, mind, and body."

Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords is open to all and works in the spirit of truth and reconciliation on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation.


Employment Opportunities

Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords offers fulfilling careers and unique opportunities for professional growth. We make a positive and healthy workplace part of our organizational culture. We maintain the hightest standards of service delivery and know that it is a deep privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.




Job Summary

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords, we offer professional counselling and support services to families in the Battlefords and surrounding area. Our purpose is to assist individuals and families to build on their strengths and find positive ways to understand and act when faced with challenges in their lives. We offer a wide range of counselling to individuals, couples, families and groups.

The Counsellor will provide individual, couple and family counselling in a caring, client-centered and confidential atmosphere that supports clients to build on strengths, identify barriers and work towards positive change. The Counsellor will be adaptable in approach, well organized and proficient in time-management, workload prioritization and self-directed work planning.

As a member of the Counselling Team, the Counsellor will support the objectives and priorities of the counselling team as well as those of the program to which they are primarily assigned. The primary assignment will be determined by the Executive Director or designate with the following considerations – client service needs, the Counsellor’s suitability to meet those needs, and the Counsellor’s professional development goals.                         

This position reports directly to the Manager of Counselling Services. The Manager of Counselling Services will also seek ongoing feedback from the manager of the program, to which the Counsellor is primarily assigned, on their effectiveness and contributions to the assigned program.



  • At minimum, incumbent is to hold a Bachelor of Social Work or a university degree in related counselling field.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a master’s degree in the related field and/or significant clinical counselling experience.
  • Knowledge of a range of counselling theories and practices.
  • Knowledge of mental health and addictions treatment approaches and options
  • Knowledge of cognitive disabilities and their impact.
  • Strong organization, conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain collaborative and professional relationships within and outside the organization.
    • Confidential, caring, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of people receiving services.
    • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector query.
    • Use of personal vehicle is required with compensation.
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when required.


  • Provide counselling to individuals, couples and families using a range of acceptable treatment approaches.
  • Provide timely and solution-focussed assessment and intervention services, mobilizing and utilizing community resources as appropriate.
  • Refer clients to appropriate resources and services when required.
  • Develop and facilitate education/information sessions for staff, clients and groups in the community on relevant and current mental health issues.
  • Maintain case records and reports that conform to CFS policies, procedures and program guidelines.
  • Seek timely and appropriate consultation and supervision.


Wage/Salary Info: Commensurate with education and experience

Employment Terms: Permanent Full-Time

Education: University Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: 3-5 Years

Apply By: March 22nd, 2023

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter describing how you meet qualifications for this position with three professional references to cfs@battlefordscfs.ca We thank all applicants. Competition will remain open until filled by a successful candidate. Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.