New Job Family Court Counsellor In Alberta

Family Court Counsellor
Family Court Counsellor

Family Court Counsellor

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,179–$6,695 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 38027

Ministry: Justice

Location: Wetaskiwin

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 15, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 06B 3625 Human Services Worker 5

About Us

The Court and Justice Services (CJS) Branch provides a wide range of resolution and court services for people involved in legal disputes. In collaboration with the courts of Alberta, Court and Justice Services provides various programs and services including: educating and helping Albertans finding solutions for legal issues, navigating the court system, offering programs at no cost or a nominal charge, and administrative support to all courts in Alberta.

Within CJS, Family Court Counsellors provide Albertans with a wide range of service delivery expertise including safety screening, assessment, education, limited conflict resolution assistance, limited support inside and outside the courtroom, guidance, information, referrals and resources in relation to parenting from two homes.


Are you a dedicated, hardworking, and caring individual looking to make a difference in the lives of Alberta families? Alberta Justice has an opportunity waiting for you! We are currently seeking individual(s) with excellent communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills to work as Family Court Counsellor

Operating within a team structure, the Family Court Counsellor will:

  • Provide triage and intake services including safety screening, needs assessment, referrals as necessary and limited assistance completing and filing Family Law Act court documents
  • Facilitate court appearances on legislated and specified Family Law Act applications, assisting parties towards resolution, educational resources, interventions and / or transferring parties to alternate court services
  • Assist families with their various concerns in the fast-paced environment of the Resolution Services office and the Provincial Family docket court
  • Use dispute resolution skills to assist clients to resolve their disputes.
  • Identifies and outlines options available for the client to decide on a course of action.
  • Provides ongoing assessments, information, support, guidance and assistance to clients prior to, during and following court.
  • Negotiates and facilitates terms of consent with parties in attendance at court, for the courts review and endorsements.
  • Responds to actions, directions and requests from the judiciary that fall within the scope of the role.
  • Completes timely and accurate entry on the resolutions services provincial database relating to client services and court activity in accordance with policy/procedure.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with external stakeholders (i.e., Lawyers, Legal Aid, Community Legal centers, women’s shelters, native counselling services and police services) to ensure information sharing and optimal client services.

As the ideal candidate you possess:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail relating to file and legal documentation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, interviewing, assessment, negotiation, dispute resolution and decision-making abilities.
  • The ability to work independently, under pressure and assist clients in highly emotional circumstances is essential.
  • A strong ability to work independently and also the capacity to work well as a team member with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Requires maintaining knowledge and awareness of changing processes, legislation, social trends, best practices and new research in family, law matters and utilizing this knowledge to maximize effectiveness of responsibilities to inform, educate and asses.


Bachelor of Social Work Degree or related education, plus some related experience in areas such as negotiation, mediation and conducting client interviews and assessments.

Master of Social Work Degree OR a related University degree plus two (2) years of related experience OR a related (2) year Diploma plus three (3) years of related experience OR a related one (1) year Certificate plus four (4) years related experience.


  • Family violence dynamics experience
  • Safety screening experience
  • Family Law Act working knowledge
  • Provincial Family Court experience
  • Training and / or certification in family mediation

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

AGILITY: You are able to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
SYSTEMS THINKING: You consistently take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas.
DEVELOP NETWORKS: You proactively build networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: You lead and contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: You are able to assess options, and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solution.
DRIVE FOR RESULTS: You are able to determine what outcomes are important and maximize the use of resources.


$2,589.62 to $3,347.57 bi-weekly ($67,589 - $87,371/year)


The Position Details:

Work Location: Wetaskiwin Courthouse, 4605 51 St, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1K7

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Travel is required to circuit location; you need to have a valid driver’s license if not should be able to acquire.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

For any Post-Secondary Education:
  • Please specify your major and length of program
Example: Police Studies Diploma, 2-year diploma

For Employment Experience:
  • Please indicate duration of employment (month, year).
  • Please specify employment status (i.e., Casual, full time, etc.).
Example: Loss Prevention Officer, January 2006 - June 2009

**Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

Links and information on what the GoA have to offer to prospective employees.

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  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

    It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

    Closing Statement

    This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

    If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Suzanne Adams at [email protected].

    If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check