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Psychologist (Clinician) - Family Support Network (1 Position)

Calgary, AB

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.


Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.


Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.


We are currently seeking a Psychologist (Clinician) to work in the Family Support Network.


This program provides Family Support Services within the Collaborative Services Delivery model in collaboration with the Ministry of Children’s Services at the Forest lawn office. All families have identified child protection issues and the work includes intact families and those with children in care. The Clinician’s role has two main components; one is the delivery of assessment and consultation under the Brief Intervention for Caregivers (BICS) for children in foster care to address developmental issues, behavioural concerns, trauma and loss and grief for the children placed in their care.   The second component is providing clinical consultation and brief direct services to the Family Support Counsellors regarding crisis management and developmental support with a trauma focused lens. 


This position reports to the Program Manager of the Family Support Network.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:


  • Performs assessments and intervention of infants/children/youth/families as assigned. Provides a written report and strategies for caregivers.
  • Works as a part of a team within a fast paced collaborative service to manage child protection risk and intervention
  • Provides clinical consultation/training to staff, practicum students, community professionals and other trainees, as requested.
  • Actively communicates with community resources regarding Wood’s Homes clientele and programs.
  • Supports other agency initiatives as requested.
  • Participates in research and other specialized projects, as assigned.




  • Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Psychology, .
  • Is currently registered/has membership in the appropriate professional association/with the appropriate regulatory body. Will consider Provisional Psychologists. Prefer successful completion of EPPP. Will provide supervision.
  • Is licensed in accordance with the Health Professions Act and provides services in accordance with professional standards, guidelines and ethics.
  • Able to complete written documentation within established time frames.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Personal suitability is important.


Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011. We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.


Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: human.resources@woodshomes.ca. Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name, FSN Clinician’   in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please visit us at www.woodshomes.ca for more information about our organization.


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