Night Counsellors

Submitted on Monday, 06/06/2022 - 10:00 am

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 7,000 young people and families each year.

For more information about Hull Services, please visit our website: www.hullservices.ca

The Position:

The Nights program is currently looking for full time Night Counsellors.

These are awake, overnight positions and the hours of work are 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. These roles involve working in all of our Therapeutic Campus Based programs and community group homes and require availability to work weekends.

The Night Counsellors’ primary responsibilities are to attend to the health and welfare of the children and the security of the programs and campus. Employees in this classification perform essential work as it applies to the care, nurturance, and supervision of our youth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the physical security of the program.
  • Conduct program rounds to account for all the children and ensure good program order, safety and security.
  • Routinely conduct rounds throughout the night at designated intervals and as necessary in situations when increased surveillance of the program and children is warranted, e.g., when there are concerns regarding suicide ideation, self-harm and medical issues.
  • Attend to the physical needs and medical requirements of our young people.
  • Use routines and activities to give children and youth security and enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways; help them understand the need for structure and rules/procedures.
  • Ensure effective follow-through of specific interventions and strategies for each child as per treatment plan and directives.
  • Provide meaningful and responsible role modelling, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition and social manners.
  • Keep apprised of all relevant documentation pertaining to the program and children such as service plans and the night directives manual.
  • Maintain an up-to-date bed plan in the night directives manual.
  • Record observations and other significant information in appropriate reporting formats.
  • Report information regarding night events, child count, and all noteworthy/atypical situations and critical incidents to the Nights Program Coordinator, senior staff or other appropriate personnel.
  • Attend to other administrative tasks as required.
  • Within reason, attend to housekeeping tasks.
  • Participate in professional development activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma; a diploma or degree in Human Services or Social Sciences is an asset but not required.
  • Experience working in the human services field is preferred, e.g., working in congregate care, group homes, educational settings.
  • Ability to engage youth in the treatment process and build therapeutic relationships.
  • Demonstrated interest, commitment, consistency, flexibility, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.
  • Cross cultural competence; knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations, goals and activities of the commission.
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Completion of ASIST, First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and certification with CYCAA would be considered an asset.
  • Completion of coursework and/or certification in Brain Development or Trauma Informed Care is an asset. Some suggested courses include:

To Apply:

  • If interested, please direct your email, resume and cover letter to careers@hullservices.ca
  • Please indicate “Your Full Name – Night Counsellor” in the subject line of your email.

The application deadline is Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Note: We personally review every application received through careers@hullservices.ca and our team will give your application due consideration. It may take up to two weeks to review all applications. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements we will contact you directly.

 At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.