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Family Counsellor Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by Wood's Homes

  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $21.76 to $33.30 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Mar 28, 2018
Job Requirements


Wood's Homes




Bachelor's degree

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate


2 years to less than 3 years

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

MS Windows

Work Setting

Social service or charity agency

Specific Skills

  • Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
  • Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
  • Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
  • Interview clients, prepare case histories and assess problems
  • Counsel clients, provide therapy and mediation services, and facilitate group sessions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions, and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement toward defined objectives
  • Prepare assessment, progress, follow-up and court reports
  • Liaise with community agencies or partners, and identify additional or alternative services and provide referrals

Security and Safety

  • Child welfare check
  • Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Valid driver's licence

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Mar 28, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Family Counsellor is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors

Interest in mentoring in order to counsel clients, and provide therapy and mediation services; and in assisting individuals and groups of clients to identify, understand and overcome personal problems and achieve personal objectives


Interest in co-ordinating information to develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means of attaining them; may conduct research, publish research papers, educational texts and articles


Interest in following up results of counselling programs and clients' adjustments; and in conducting vocational testing and psychometric assessment; may supervise other counsellors, social service staff and assistants

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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