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 highest standards of service delivery and know that it is a deep privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

We are currently welcoming applications for:

Counsellor- Family Violence Outreach Program

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., we offer counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  It is our privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

We are seeking skilled, committed and compassionate people.  We support our employees with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and additional vacation days.  We promote a positive and supportive working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career.

With the supervision and support of the Manager of Counselling Services, the Family Violence Outreach Counsellor ensures effective implementation of programs and interventions for victims of family violence. The incumbent provides support in the form of intake, assessment, safety planning, counselling, client goal setting, group facilitation, advocacy and referral.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • • Degree in Social Work or related discipline with counselling experience. 
  • • Knowledge of dimensions, dynamics and impacts of family violence
  • • Demonstrated skill in counselling modalities such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, etc.
  • • Skills in case management, communication and collaborating.
  • • Knowledge of community resources.
  • • Demonstrates a confidential, caring and supportive approach to client service.
  • • Incumbent develops and maintains effective interpersonal relationships within the agency and   with community partners.
  • • Successful criminal record check with vulnerable sector query. 

Wage:  To commensurate with education and experience

Education:  University/Diploma

Experience:  1 – 2 years

Apply with: cover letter and resume.

Closing date:                           July 25, 2019

Reply in Confidence to:          Mandy Melanson        email:   couns.cfs@sasktel.net

Hours:                                     Full time (averaging 37.5 hours per week)

 

Counsellor- School Based Services

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., we offer counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  It is our privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

We are seeking skilled, committed and compassionate people.  We support our employees with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and additional vacation days.  We promote a positive and supportive working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career.

With the supervision and support of the Manager of Counselling Services, the School Based Services Counsellor  is responsible for providing school based counselling and group programming to enhance the students’ ability to learn and experience school in a positive manner in partnership with the Light of Christ Catholic School District #16.

Qualifications:

At minimum, incumbents are to hold a BSW or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  They must demonstrate an ability to manage files, as well as, personnel.  They must show an ability to perform duties as outlined as well as an ability to be innovative in service delivery.

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Provide school based professional counselling and group programming
  • Provide intake services as requested
  • Encouraged to be involved in a range of agency events, and community initiatives which will enhance our work with clients and raise the profile of the agency
  • Maintaining appropriate client records as per agency policy
  • Coordination and consultation with the staff of the Light of Christ RCSSD #16
  • Assessment for counselling and/or group programming
  • Safety planning, intervention, and referral
  • School based case conferencing and consultation
  • Program design and group facilitation
  • Attendance at CFS staff and counselling meetings, as well as, case consultations
  • Statistical documentation and reporting

Reporting Requirements

Provide monthly, mid-school year and year end statistical reports to the Counselling Manager.

Employment Terms:

  • Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector and Child Protection Record Checks

 

Wage:  To commensurate with education and experience

Education:  University

Experience:  1 – 2 years

Apply with: cover letter and resume.

Closing date:                     Competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

Reply in Confidence to:    Mandy Melanson        email:   couns.cfs@sasktel.net

Hours:                                           Full time (averaging 37.5 hours per week)

 

 

Counsellor - Supportive Independent Living Program

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., we offer a wide range of counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.

The Supportive Independent Living Program assists individuals with cognitive disabilities in achieving optimal independence in their lives and inclusion in their communities based on person-centered plans. The counsellor for this program will provide individual, couple and family counselling in a caring and confidential atmosphere that supports clients to build on strengths, identify barriers and work towards positive change. 

Reporting directly to the Manager of Counselling Services, the Supportive Independent Living Program Counsellor must work collaboratively and respectfully with the Supportive Independent Living team. The incumbent will be adaptable in approach, well organized and proficient in time-management, workload prioritization and self-directed work planning.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work, Masters of Arts (Psychology), or Master of Education (Psychology) or graduate degree in related discipline is preferred
  • Five years of clinical experience in the counselling field is preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience with demonstrated knowledge and professional practice skills in working with individuals with cognitive disabilities, counselling or clinical services, program management, and/or brief service/crisis intervention is required. 
  • Knowledge of person-centered planning principles and practices
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills to build and maintain relationships within and outside the organization
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with individuals and groups
    • 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
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Confidential, caring, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of people receiving services

Responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling sessions for adults with cognitive disabilities including individual and family counselling
  • Research, develop and facilitate group programming in coordination with the Community Programming
  • Provide educational/informational presentations to the community at large
  • Proficiency in a range of clinical theories, especially solution focused, client informed, and brief therapy modalities
  • Make referrals to other resources where appropriate and liaise with other programs or resources around case management where necessary
  • Seek appropriate consultation as necessary for clinical work
  • Complete thorough, detailed and timely clinical documentation
  • Work cohesively with other Supportive Independent Living Program team members
  • Other duties as assigned.

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position with three professional references to Mandy Melanson, Manager of Counselling Services at couns.cfs@sasktel.net or fax to (306) 445-0434.   

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Posting Type: Internal and External

Opening Date: June 28, 2019

Closing Date: July 12, 2019

 

Support Worker - Supportive Independent Living Program

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., we offer counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  It is our privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

We are seeking skilled, committed and compassionate people.  We support our employees with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and additional vacation days.  We promote a positive and supportive working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career. 

With the supervision and support from the Manager of Supportive Independent Living Program, this position plays a valuable role in enhancing the quality of life for people with cognitive disabilities.  The Support Worker will provide support services to clients based on their person-centred plan so they can live independently and be participating members of the community.  

Support may include managing their home, nutrition, hygiene, medical and health needs, budgeting, shopping and managing money, making effective use of leisure time, participating in recreational activities, establishing a support network within the community, and utilizing community resources to achieve their person-centred goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postsecondary education and/or experience in the human-service field is preferred.  Experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities would be an asset.  Salary will be based on a combination of education and experience.
  • Use of personal vehicle is required with compensation.
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector query.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Knowledge of person-centred planning principles and practices
  • Demonstrates a confidential, caring, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of people receiving services.
  • Establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships with others within and outside the organization
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with individuals and groups
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.

Wage: To commensurate with education and experience

Education: Grade 12

Experience: 1-2 years

Number of Positions: 2 permanent and 1 term full time.

Apply by:  Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Marg Tipton, Program Manager - Supportive Living at silpmgr.cfs@sasktel.net or fax to (306) 445-0434.   

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.