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Thursday, October 26, 2017


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton,ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Services - Support Worker | Permanent Fulltime Position | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 annually with benefits 35 hours per week | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday | Context: Reporting to the Suicide Grief Support Services Team Lead, the SGSS-Support Worker will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the program including providing administrative program support and facilitating the delivery of client-centred services. 

Responsibilities: Provides support to clients in Suicide Bereavement and Suicide Caregiver Programs; Delivers information material to clients upon request; Conducts community debriefings; Organizes and co-facilitates bereavement & support groups; Works collaboratively with the Team Lead in providing program development, planning, and reporting input; Assists with organization of and participation in special events that promote suicide prevention and survivor advocacy; Provides general administrative support to Suicide Bereavement and Suicide Caregiver programs and Team Lead; Assists Team Lead in fostering relationships with other bereavement and mental health programs; Provides mentorship, training, and support for program volunteers.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education in a related field; Clinical experience in counselling and/or bereavement; Experience facilitating groups; Successful completion of CMHA-Edmonton’s Distress Line Training Program; Experience and knowledge in the areas of bereavement, suicide prevention/intervention, and crisis intervention; Excellent interpersonal skills including an ability to deal with complex situations; Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings/weekends; Understanding of the principles of client and agency confidentiality; Knowledge of trauma informed practices is an asset; Experience mentoring & training volunteers is an asset; Experience working in a non-profit organization an asset; Experience with i-Carol Database an asset; Demonstrated initiative and ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure; Personal values strongly parallel and support organizational values; Well defined belief in the primary and fundamental value of people and social justice. 

TO APPLY | Forward your CV/cover letter to: main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Deadline: November 8, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

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