Work with Saffron Centre

Saffron Centre is a non-profit organization working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual violence. We have worked in Strathcona County for 23 years providing support, education, and counselling services to survivors of sexual violence. We are a dedicated team committed to creating a community free from sexual violence where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We have three major service pillars: education, police and court advocacy, and counselling. Our education team provides presentations to schools and youth community groups as well as training sessions for adults. These important educational materials teach people about boundaries and consent, online exploitation, disclosure training, and more. Our police and court support team offers advocacy and knowledge in navigating the criminal system from reporting sexual violence to filling out paperwork all the way to support through court appearances. Saffron’s specialized counselling services offer our clients affordable counselling services that are tailored to trauma and healing from sexual violence.

Current Career Opportunities

There are no current open postings. Career opportunities are updated on this page regularly.

Registered Psychologist / Registered Clinical Social Worker /Registered Provisional Psychologist / Registered Social Worker 

Temporary Part-Time Position

March 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025

Compensation: Saffron offers competitive compensation commensurate on experience and registration.

Hours: 20 hours per week with availability that includes a combination of days and evenings or weekends.

Opportunity to Work With Us

Saffron Centre in Sherwood Park offers a challenging opportunity for a compassionate and skilled trauma-informed therapist to join our counselling team part-time. We might be the right agency for you if you are passionate about providing high quality and client-centered counselling for the people we serve.

Who Are We?

Saffron Centre is a non-profit charitable organization offering counselling services to survivors of sexual trauma and those who are supporting them. Our services include Counselling, Police & Court Support and Public Education. In the Counselling Department, our team is comprised of Registered Psychologists, Provisional Psychologists, Registered Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, Interns, Clinical Facilitators and Trauma Coaches. We provide clients with opportunities for psychoeducation, stabilization, skill development, trauma-focused processing, and post-traumatic growth through individual or group counselling options, both in person and virtually.

Benefits of Working at Saffron:

· Our therapy, public education, police & court support, and administrative teams are unified in treating clients and each other with kindness, respect, integrity, and responsibility, in an environment mindful of privilege, micro-aggression, and valuing holistic services.

· We value – and share! – a sense of camaraderie; we don’t just work beside each other, but as respected colleagues and resources for each other. The counselling team meets monthly to share skills and ideas; and collaboration between therapists is encouraged.

· We have excellent administrative support and access to electronic records through Owl Practice.

· Our offices are nicely furnished and well-equipped.

· We offer paid education days and professional development funding.

· You may be eligible for enrollment in the Group Benefit Plan that includes dental, prescription coverage, vision, life insurance and long-term disability coverage.

· Opportunities for FUN are infused in our work culture including workshops, fundraisers, team building, potlucks, and parties.

· This is an hourly paid position which creates the opportunity for you to support clients without the problem of financial barriers for the client.

Primary Responsibilities of the Staff Therapist:

  • Meet with clients (age 4+) regularly to provide individual therapy, using a variety of modalities such as in-person, video or phone sessions. Provide crisis intervention or referrals to other crisis intervention resources as appropriate. Co-facilitate group counselling as needed. 
  • Aim for 70% of scheduled time to be spent in individual or group sessions (~ 5 sessions a day).    
  • Create individualized treatment plans according to client needs, conduct ongoing assessments of client progress, and involve family members when appropriate. 
  • Complete 3rd Party billable reports as required (i.e. reports for Children’s Services, insurance companies or requests from client’s lawyers). 
  • Coordinate on a regular basis with our Intake team to maintain a healthy, active caseload.  
  • Provide support and mentoring to volunteers and/or practicum students when required.  
  • Attend individual supervision, staff meetings, departmental case consultation, and staff in-services.  
  • Remain aware of current literature regarding the treatment of sexual trauma and maintain competency in providing therapy to this population. 
  • Provide availability for sessions based on agency and client needs. Work schedule will include a combination of days, and evenings or weekends. 

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Must be registered as a member in good standing with CAP or ACSW (minimum of a master’s degree).   
  • Preference will be given to Registered Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker. 
  • Registration as a Mental Health provider with First Nations and Inuit Health preferred.  
  • Experience counselling children, adolescents, and adults. 
  • Competency in culturally safe assessment and therapeutic interventions when working with clients impacted by sexual trauma. 
  • Training and experience using mind-body therapies and/or exposure therapies are an asset to this position (e.g. EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Prolonged Exposure, mindfulness, MBSR, SRT).  
  • Familiarization with ethical codes – Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, and when applicable, the ethical code of their governing body when different than CPA (i.e. CCPA, CASW). 
  • Familiarization with applicable legislation (i.e. Health Professions Act, Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Family Law Act, Divorce Act, PIPA, etc). 
  • Must have a passion for providing accessible, quality, trauma-informed counselling in an environment of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record check, Children’s Services Intervention Record check, and professional liability insurance. 

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Christmas Holiday Closure

    Saffron Centre will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st and will reopen on January 2nd. Voicemails and emails will not be monitored during this time. For immediate support, call the Edmonton Distress line at 780-482-4357 or the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre 24-Hour Help line at 1-866-956-1099.

    From all of us at Saffron Centre, we wish you a peaceful holiday season and many blessings in the New Year.