Alberta College of Social Workers

Contract Therapist

Sherwood park   |      June 07, 2018 12:00

Category:     MSW, RSW
Closing Date:     07/07/2018
Employer:     SAFFRON Sexual Assault Centre
Title:     Contract Therapist
Address:      110,222 Athabascan Avenue
City:     Sherwood park
Date Posted:     06/07/2018

Are you in search of more work-life balance? Are you passionate about supporting clients impacted by the effects of trauma?
If yes, Saffron Sexual Assault Centre in Sherwood Park, AB is looking for a compassionate, skilled, collaborative Contract Therapist to join our team!


Qualifications:     We are looking for the following attributes in our new team member:

The individual must have a passion for providing quality trauma-informed counselling within an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Must have completed a minimum of a Master’s degree in counselling, psychology, or social work (clinical registry). We welcome Registered Psychologists, fully registered Clinical Social Workers to apply; Provisional Psychologists and Clinical Social workers who will have completed all of their requirements within 3 months of being hired are also invited to apply.
Knowledge, skill, and discernment in counselling adult, teen, and child (5 years and up) survivors of sexual violence. Training and experience using mind-body therapies and/or exposure therapies is an asset to this position (e.g. mindfulness, MBSR, SRT, Hakomi, DBT, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure therapy etc). Individuals with training/ experience in using expressive arts with traumatized clients are also welcome to apply.
Registration (or within 3 months of hiring qualified to be registered) as a Mental Health provider with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch will be an asset to this position.
Registration in good standing with CAP or ACSW; criminal Records check, Children’s Services Intervention check, and professional insurance required
Description:     In its 15-year history, Saffron has helped 100's of adult and child survivors of sexual violence. We are currently hiring for a contract therapist position.

What we can offer you:
Saffron is a collaborative environment where the therapy, public education, and administrative support teams are unified in treating our clients and each other with respect, dignity, kindness, compassion; in an environment mindful of privilege, micro-aggression, and valuing holistic services.
We offer our therapists something rare and valuable – a sense of camaraderie; we are not just working beside each other, but as respected colleagues and resources for each other. The counselling team meets monthly to share our skills and ideas; consultation and collaboration between therapists is encouraged.
Our team of therapists use their knowledge, skill, and discernment to provide holistic counselling to our clients. Saffron offers therapists the opportunity to provide quality, skilled counselling services on a sliding fee scale to clients who may not otherwise be able to afford trauma-informed counselling.
The contract therapist position offers the flexibility of a combination of week days, 1 evening per week and half-day Saturday; we are asking for a commitment of 12-20 hours per week.
Funds for continuing education may be available (dependent upon funding).
Opportunities for fun are infused in our work culture including workshops, fundraisers, staff-pamper days, and parties.
Registration in good standing with CAP or ACSW; criminal Records check, Children’s Services Intervention check, and professional insurance required
Please forward your resume to:     Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to Sophia Parks, Counselling Program Director sophia@saffroncentre.comoutlining what draws you to Saffron and how you can contribute to our team. We look forward to hearing from you!