Alberta College of Social Workers

Suicide Grief Support Worker

Edmonton   |      May 14, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip BSW MSW RSW Other
Closing Date:     07/31/2018
Employer:     Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region
Title:     Suicide Grief Support Worker
Address:      10010-105 Street NW
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     05/14/2018
Salary:     $ 41,061.00– $57,323.00
Summary:     Organization Summary
CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities.
We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention
through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by
mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer
connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to
improve your wellness.
Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful
situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.
Qualifications:     Qualifications/Experience
• Related post-secondary Degree (in a Social Science preferred) including coursework in basic counselling
• Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in counselling, bereavement support, suicide
prevention/intervention and/or crisis intervention
• Front-line experience in dealing with crisis situations is preferred
• Successful completion and maintenance of:
o Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
o Distress Line Training
o Crisis Worker Certificate
• Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
and an Intervention Record Check

• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including supportive listening, interviewing
and group facilitation skills
• Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients, including possessing a non-judgmental attitude
• Demonstrated understanding of: suicide risk factors; suicide prevention and intervention; bereavement;
crisis intervention; and caregiver support
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member,
• Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively
• Ability to adapt quickly to changing work priorities and competing timelines
• Demonstrated initiative and the ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure
• Ability to establish and maintain healthy boundaries
• Organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office
• Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations
Description:     Reporting to the Team Lead, Suicide Grief Support Services, the Suicide Grief Support Worker is responsible
for assisting with the day to day operations of Suicide Grief Support Services. This includes both Suicide
Bereavement Support services and Suicide Caregiver Support Services. Suicide Bereavement Support
Services is for people who have lost a loved one to suicide, and it offers a safe place for individuals to share
their grief, fears and feelings. Suicide Caregiver Support Services offers in person sessions to provide
information and support to those taking care of others who are at risk of attempting suicide, and around caring
for oneself during this difficult time. This position provides administrative program support and facilitates the
delivery of client-centred services including one on one, family and group support.
Please forward your resume to:     Apply, with cover letter and resume, to: