Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellor
Hull Services offers an integrated continuum of 27 programs in addition to professional training services and workshops in Calgary and beyond. Through these programs and services Hull provides effective behavioural and mental health treatment and support for children and their families. We continuously grow to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society and have become an employer of choice in our field. At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, and a supportive team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Communicate rules and behavioural limits to the person served and follows through on appropriate behavioural consequences.
- Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies.
- Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities.
- Use routines and activities to give persons' served security, to enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways, help the person served to understand the need for routines and procedures.
- Use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills to the persons served.
- Contribute observations and ideas to the Treatment Team re: individual program plans.
- Monitor and work directly with the person served in all aspects of his/her life, i.e., liaison with parents, community groups.
- Plan and carry out individual and group activities of a recreational nature.
- Provide a meaningful and responsible role model, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition and social manners. Attend to the physical safety, esteem and developmental needs of the person served.
- Improve the quality of life for the persons served through attending to the physical environment.
- In dealing with persons served, parents/guardians, co-workers, other professionals and the public, demonstrate appropriate conduct in terms of behaviour, appearance, and presentation and conforms to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality.
- Attend to team membership responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, positive attitude.
- Model socially acceptable values, i.e., integrity, fairness, respect.
- Carry out advocacy responsibilities with regard to the person served and the Agency.
- Promote and safeguard persons' served rights, interests and treatment by interceding on their behalf.
- Participate in Professional Development Activities.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Degree or diploma in human services or social sciences; or currently enrolled in a program.
- Must be willing to submit to a Security Clearance Check (CWIS and Police Records).
- Participation in regularly scheduled, in-depth performance appraisals.
- Must be willing to participate in intensive pre-service (where applicable) and in-service training experiences.
- Must have a valid Alberta Driver's License (where applicable) and Driver's Abstract where required by the program.
- Interest, commitment, consistent and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
- Ability to relate and work effectively with co-workers as a member of the Treatment Team.
- Interest and capacity to learn relevant theories, skills and procedures.
- Personal characteristics and temperament suited to working with and caring for persons served:
- desire and ability to become intensely and meaningfully involved with persons served;
- capacity to communicate with disturbed persons served; and
- ability to actively participate in activities.
- Willingness and ability to take responsibility for own professional development.
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Human Resources.
We thank all applicants for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.