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Requirements:
  • Intervention Record Check (formerly known as Child Welfare Check)
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Resume
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Flexible in schedule

SAIF Clinical Advisory Council

402, Tache Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1B4 [map]
2-3 hours / monthly
2 year term
Since 1989 the Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society has operated as a non profit charitable organization working to provide support, advocacy and education to those who have been impacted by family violence and abuse.  As a second stage trauma organization, we provide trauma informed care including individual and group counselling programs under the supervision of an onsite Clinical Supervisor.

We are looking for volunteers for our newly formed Clinical Advisory Council. If you have a trauma informed care background and carry a professional designation such as a registered social worker, psychologist, etc. and are familiar with family violence and abuse as part of your work, we'd love to hear from you. 

The SAIF Clinical Advisory Council will help support our priority of ensuring our work is informed on best practices and current trends in inter professional practice, as well as meeting the needs of more rural based communities and diverse populations. The Council may also offer strategic advice and support regarding professional development, service delivery, and related clinical practice and disciplinary (psychology, social work, therapist, nursing, early learning, etc.) issues but is NOT a supervisory body or governance body. We are looking for a diverse set of voices and perspectives with preference given to LGBTQ2 and indigenous lenses as well as male identifying persons with experience in programming for men and boys as it relates to family violence and abuse. 

Responsibilities:
•	Provide valuable links between professions and SAIF about career paths and career networks;
•	Encourage SAIF staff to reflect on program relevance and effectiveness based on the changing roles and needs of society;
•	Provide advice with respect to how programs meet social, economic, health and cultural needs;
•	Advise about policy matters and issues concerning the delivery of SAIF programming;
•	Support the efforts of the Executive Director in raising the profile of the SAIF;
•	Assist in other areas such as strategic planning and professional development.
Commitment:
•	The Council is expected to meet quarterly and may provide advice in between meetings as appropriate and necessary.  It is expected that Council members would be asked for about 2-3 hours/month for this role.
•	Appointments are for 2 year terms with the possibility of a renewal for additional terms. 
If you would like to join our Clinical Advisory Council, please send your updated resume or LinkedIn profile to our Executive Director at areni@stopabuse.ca with 'Clinical Advisory Council' in the subject line. We will contact all those selected for a conversation with our Recruiting Committee. Thank you.
Certification or Education Required
trauma informed care background and carry a professional designation such as a registered social worker, psychologist, etc. and are familiar with family violence and abuse as part of your work.
Requirements:
  • Intervention Record Check (formerly known as Child Welfare Check)
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Resume
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Flexible in schedule