Registered Psychologist and Therapist Jobs – Rivers Edge Counselling Center, St. Albert

River’s Edge Counselling Centre is seeking a Registered Psychologist to join our team! The successful candidate should have at least 3 years experience as a Psychologist providing counselling and assessment services to adults, adolescents and couples.

River's Edge Counselling Centre is located in a beautiful, bright new office space along the river in downtown St. Albert. We value excellence in practice and service to the community. Candidates should have a strong interest in being part of a collaborative, supportive team of therapists and demonstrate a passion for continued education and growth in their practice.

We offer:

  • excellent administrative support for flexibility and a healthy work/life balance
  • exceptional compensation rates with ongoing referrals and no lower paying contracts
  • regular case conferences, peer support and supervision, and team celebrations 
  • opportunities for teaching and supervision in our practicum training program

Candidates should be willing to see at least 15 clients per week, with at least one evening and/or weekend shift.

Please visit our website (www.riversedgecounselling.com) to learn more about our services and programs.

Our therapists are passionate, warm, and experienced professionals who understand that when we work together, we best serve the individuals and families who come to us for help. We look forward to welcoming and supporting the successful applicant for this position!

Interested applicants should submit their CV to Nicole Imgrund.

River’s Edge Counselling Centre named as the recipient of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce 2016 Ignite Award.

River’s Edge Counselling Centre is excited to be named as the recipient of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce 2016 Ignite Award. Sponsored by Athabasca University Faculty of Business, the Ignite Award recognizes a small business that has demonstrated itself as the most dynamic start-up business in the St. Albert community. It is an honour to for us to be recognized in this way. We believe it is our commitment to excellence in care, service to the community, teaching, and working as a team, that has allowed River’s Edge to grow into a strong and healthy business that will continue to serve the mental health needs of St. Albert for many years to come. 

Clara Hughes Event

River's Edge Counselling Centre was proud to host Olympian Clara Hughes in our community on October 14th, 2016. She shared her inspiring story with over 800 kids at Leo Nickerson Elementary and 300 students at Paul Kane High School.

She then spoke at the Arden Theatre, sharing her personal journey through mental and physical pain, to a life where love and understanding can thrive. She was so moved by the work of the local organizations the event was supporting - SAIF, BAM, and OutLoud, that she donated 1000.00 from her book sales to those groups.

Clara stayed until well after midnight, signing books and connecting with people who stayed to experience her authentic and compassionate presence.

We hope the continued legacy of Clara's visit will be ongoing support for mental health organizations in our community and a deeper understanding for the challenges that people suffering with mental illness face every day. Her passionate challenge to us is to continue to fight stigma related to mental health and to advocate for increased access to mental health services in Alberta

local mental health initiatives that received support from this event:
 

SAIF (Stop Abuse in Families)
To provide free counselling services to those experiencing domestic violence.

 

BAM (Building Assets & Memories)

To support the Caelin Porter Mental Health Awareness Walk. Caelin was a St. Albert youth who brought light and love to his family, friends and many other people in our community through his warm, caring presence and music.St. Albert youth have organized this yearly walk following his suicide to bring support to other youth who struggle with mental illness. They donate all proceeds from the walk to the CMHA and SickNotWeak.

To support the 4UBYUS Conference (a one-day event run by youth, for adults who work with youth in our community, with a focus on mental health and wellness).
 

OutLoud

To support programs and activities for LGBTQ youth in St. Albert (ages 13-24), in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

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FACT-AB Calls for Increased Counsellor Regulations

Last week, Nicole spoke to the St. Albert Gazzette on the need to regulate the requirements and experience needed to to be considered a counsellor. As it stands, a person can call themselves a counselor without any experience, which can create problems for vulnerable people seeking help. 

Read the full story.

We are seeking a Registered Psychologist to Join our Team!

River’s Edge Counselling Centre in St. Albert is seeking a Registered Psychologist to join our team. The successful candidate should have at least 3 years of experience as a Psychologist providing counselling services to adults, adolescents and couples. Specific training and experience in couples therapy is a requirement. Therapists may find unique opportunities to pursue interests in groups, workshops, teaching, community outreach and supervision at our Centre.

River's Edge Counselling Centre is located in a beautiful, bright new office space along the river in downtown St. Albert. We value excellence in practice and service to the community. Candidates should have a strong interest in being part of a collaborative, supportive team of therapists and demonstrate a passion for continued education and growth in their practice. We offer administrative support that contributes to the flexibility, independence, and healthy work/life balance that our therapists value. Therapist compensation is offered at highly competitive rates with ongoing referrals and no lower paying contracts. We also offer regular case conferences, a therapist process and support group, peer supervision, and team celebrations. Candidates should be willing to see at least 15 clients per week, with at least two evening and/or weekend shifts.

Please visit our website (www.riversedgecounselling.com) to learn more about our services and programs.

Our therapists are passionate, warm, and experienced professionals who understand that when we work together, we best serve the individuals and families who come to us for help. We look forward to welcoming and supporting the successful applicant for this position!

Interested applicants should submit their CV to Nicole Imgrund at nicole@riversedgecounselling.com

"Brainwise" Parenting

Our wellness matters talk in November was "Brainwise" Parenting with Christine Crocker. Based on the positive feedback received, the participants went away with a wealth of information about childhood development and practical parenting tips. Christine has shared her slide presentation so others can get this valuable information, as well.

If you missed it... download the presentation slides
 here

St. Albert Lower-Cost Counselling Services

At River's Edge Counselling Centre, we are committed to working with community partners to find ways to meet the growing need for effective and accessible mental health resources in St. Albert and area.


We know there are many people who "fall through the cracks," not able to access mental health resources in the health care system as they require it, and without insurance or financial resources to cover the cost of private counselling and psychological services. We are fortunate to have family physicians, psychiatrists, a Primary Care Network and other community associations, such as SAIF, dedicated to working together to meet the mental health needs of our community. The team at River's Edge Counselling Centre looks forward to any opportunity to collaborate in this effort.

One of the ways we are working to make a contribution is through our lower-cost counselling program.


Our practicum training program admits 2-3 graduate students each year to offer counselling services with supervision and support from our team. We receive many applicants and choose mature students who are ready to provide high quality counselling services to our clients. This fall, we are pleased to welcome Sheila Chaba for a second full-year placement (Sheila has already completed her required hours and courses, but is committed to improving her practice while she completes her thesis requirement), as well as Grant Wardlow. While most practicum placements are for a few months, our program supports students in developing their practice for a full year, which also allows for longer-term care to clients. The fee for these services covers some of the costs associated with the program. Clients are charged $50.00/session (professional services cost between $125.00-$180.00). For some clients in particularly difficult financial situations, we are able to accept a lower fee for these services.

Accessing our lower-cost counselling services:

We do accept self-referrals for any of our services. However, we appreciate direct referrals from community partners when individuals are identified as needing counselling services. Professional referrals can be made by phone, online or by faxing our referral form to our office. If you are unsure whether or not a person may be a good fit to see a practicum student, or have any other questions about our services, please contact the office or our Director, Nicole Imgrund

River's Edge in the News

We've recently had some opportunities to advocate in the media for increased accessibility of mental health services in Alberta. One way to improve the availability of quality mental services is to regulate the profession of counselling and psychotherapy in our province. Nicole was invited to participate in an Alberta Primetime interview to explain the significance of this regulation for the public. We will continue here at River's Edge to advocate for services that bring greater emotional, mental and spiritual health to all Albertans.