Education Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:37

William Roper Hull School

Education Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Full-Time Position

 

William Roper Hull School is operated as a partnership between the Calgary Board of Education and Hull Services. We offer highly specialized and individualized programs that focus on development of academic and vocational skills for students with behavioural, emotional, social and mental health challenges. It is our conviction that each of our students has the potential to be a productive member of society.

 

Our program offers a therapeutic school setting that meets the academic and treatment needs of individual students ranging from Grades 1 to 12. The goal of the program is to use a strength-based model to help students achieve success in both their behaviour and academic programs.

 

This position is a contract position working 40 hours per week, ending June 30, 2018. This will be one to one work with a student and will require work outside the regular classroom.

 

A male candidate is preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered.

 

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual or small group instruction/provide psycho-educational instruction as directed by administration.
  • Plan and participate in group activities.
  • Provide leisure, recreational and therapeutic plan activities.
  • Supervise students outside the classroom, to and from school, and during non-class time (before/after school, recess, lunch).
  • Develop and implement incentive systems for the individual student or class.
  • Communicate rules and behavioral expectations to the students and follow through on appropriate behavioural consequences and rewards.
  • Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities.
  • Implement preventative interventions and de-escalating skills in individual and group situations.
  • Collaborate with students, colleagues, family and caregivers to develop and implement individual behavioural support plans.
  • Provide counselling, life-space interviews, and/or problem solving coaching as appropriate.
  • Implement crisis intervention techniques as necessary.
  • Keep records as needed, including attendance records.
  • Contribute observations and feedback to Individual Program Plans as required.
  • Collect clinical and administrative information using the appropriate format.
  • Record observations related to medication effectiveness, changes or trails.
  • Record observations and data, regarding academic and behavioural assessment and testing.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, being prepared to report on the school portion of the meeting in the absence of the teacher.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in a related Human Services field.
  • Will be a dynamic, high energy individual.

  • Possessing excellent communication skills.

  • Experience with working with youth with developmental disabilities is an asset.

  • Possess sound clinical judgment.

  • Able to work independently when required.

  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Personal suitability.

 

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit www.hullservices.ca

 

Please direct your Resume and cover letter to:


Diversity Works At Hull

 

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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