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Navera is dedicated to building strong, healthy families and individuals by providing professional counselling, education, and community programs. Our employees enjoy a supportive work environment, competitive benefits, opportunities for professional development, and, above all, an opportunity to work as part of an organization that makes a difference to people in the community.

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Counsellor (RAC)

Who We Are

Navera Community Connections Inc. is a community-based organization that exists to transform lives by building strong individuals, families, and community connections. Our compassionate professionals work from a hope filled and trauma informed framework to provide counselling services, community programs, groups & training, and early learning experiences. We’ve been serving the community of Saskatoon for over 82 years as CFS Saskatoon (Catholic Family Services of Saskatoon) and recently updated our brand to better reflect who we are and what we have to offer. We are grateful for our roots, but look forward to the future with the mission of creating opportunities to enrich lives by exploring possibilities. Join us in this new era for our organization as Navera Community Connections. Visit www.navera.org to learn more!

Purpose of the Role

The Counsellor will work in collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor to provide Rapid Access Counselling (RAC) service to children, youth, and adults.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Conduct initial assessments to determine the needs and goals of the children and youth along with their families and caregivers.
  2. Provide evidence-based counselling services to adults, children, youth, families and caregivers in individual, group and family settings.
  3. Develop service plans in collaboration with children and youth that are tailored to the unique needs of each child and youth and their family.
  4. Complete necessary caseload tasks including appointment booking and calendar management, communication and correspondence, evaluation forms, etc.
  5. Participate in team meetings and represent Navera Community Connections on community committees and/or groups as needed.
  6. Collaborate with other members of the counselling team to coordinate care and provide peer consultation and support. Attend and participate in individual and group supervision.
  7. Maintain accurate and timely documentation and statistics of all services provided in accordance with agency policies and regulatory requirements.
  8. Respond to clinical/client emergencies and review critical incident/unusual occurrence reports in consultation with other clinical staff as necessary.
  9. Provide counselling services to other counselling programs as required.
  10. Commit to ongoing professional development, including keeping certification and credentials valid, and keeping current with clinical assessment and interventions through research, workshops, etc.
  11. May provide group counselling, including development or review/revision of program materials, preparation, and delivery of group facilitation.
  12. May deliver professional presentations in the community.
Who You Are

We are looking for a compassionate and solution-focused Child and Youth Counsellor that has a growth mindset to join the counselling team. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education Psychology or related discipline.
  • Certification with an accredited third-party professional association, such as Registered Social Worker (RSW), Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), or Registered Psychologist is required.
  • A combination of BSW-RSW and relevant clinical experience may be considered.
  • Play Therapy certification is an asset.
  • Experience providing counselling to adults, children, youth, families and caregivers.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of and experience with therapies and practices of individual, child, youth, and family counselling.
  • Must be knowledgeable of community resources in order to make the necessary referrals.
  • Comfortable navigating consent with children, youth and their caregivers.
  • Ability to assess high risk clients (suicidal) and intervene quickly and appropriately.
  • Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of other mental health disorders and refer client to appropriate service provider.
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational and time management skills required.
  • Demonstrated commitment toward professional growth and keeping up-to-date with theory and practice.
  • Ability to perform duties in a confidential manner within a team environment.
  • Adheres to ethical practice as set out by associations and registration bodies.
  • Adaptability and openness to change and shifting priorities and circumstances.

Position Details

  • This is a permanent full-time position of 35 hours per week.
  • Some flexibility in scheduling is required with some evening and weekend availability.
  • Compensation dependent on education and experience. The starting wage is $30.63/hour (Bachelors) to $36.72/hour (Masters).
  • Benefits include group benefits, group retirement savings plan, 4 weeks of paid vacation time, paid sick time, paid professional membership dues, and meaningful training and professional development opportunities.
How to Apply

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:

Navera Community Connections Inc.
Attention: Leanne Zacharias, Human Resources
lzacharias@navera.org


Full-time job

An exciting opportunity exists to join our team of Early Childhood Educators at the Navera Saskatoon Early Learning & Family Centre in Rosewood. Dedicated to providing quality child care following the Play and Exploration curriculum, we are looking for a highly motivated ECE to inspire and be part of a great team. Must have ECE Level I, Level II, or Level III.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, vibrant, and dynamic team environment. We also offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a group RRSP plan.

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:

Navera Community Connections
Attention: Leanne Zacharias, Human Resources
reception@navera.org

Thank you for your application.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Navera relies on Section 48 of the Human Rights Code to give preference in employment for this position to Indigenous people.

Practicum Opportunities

We provide high quality supervision and learning opportunities for practicum students and interns. We offer placements to students pursuing the following:

  • Early Childhood Diploma
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree
  • Master of Social Work Degrees – Foundational, Clinical and Leadership
  • Master of Arts/Science Degrees in Counselling

Volunteer Opportunities

Navera was founded by volunteers in 1941 and to this day recognizes volunteers as essential to the organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives. Potential opportunities include the following:
  • Volunteering at one of our Early Learning Centres
  • Openings with our Board
  • Special Events
If you would like more information on joining our board or would like to apply, please download our Board of Directors ad or our Board of Directors application.
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