Nights – Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellors

Submitted on Monday, 06/06/2022 - 9:00 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 Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellors who are consistently available to work a minimum of three shifts per week. This is an awake, overnight position and the hours of work are from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday to Sunday.

The Night Counsellor’s 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, 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 runaways,  self-harm and medical issues.
  • Attend to the physical and medical needs of the children.
  • Ensure effective follow-through of specific interventions and strategies for each child as per treatment plans and directives.
  • 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.
  • Model socially acceptable values such as integrity, fairness and respect.
  • Keep apprised of all relevant documentation pertaining to the program and children such as service plans, and the night directives manual.
  • Record observations and significant information in appropriate reporting formats.
  • Report information regarding night events, child count, and all significant/atypical situations and critical incidents to the Nights Program Coordinator, senior staff or other appropriate personnel as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date bed plan in the night directives book.
  • Within reason, attend to housekeeping tasks.
  • Attend to administrative tasks as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences and/or related academic or work experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Therapeutic Campus-Based Care treatment or congregate care settings is preferred.
  • Ability to build therapeutic relationships and engage children and youth in the treatment process.
  • Support youth in maintaining structure and routines.
  • Demonstrated interest, commitment, consistency, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively and cooperatively with co-workers; attend to team responsibilities in terms of participation and communication.
  • A Police Information Check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment.
  • A Child Intervention Record Check is required upon commencement of employment.
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and ability to drive Agency vehicles is preferred (min. 2 years driving experience with a class 5/GDL class 5 license).
  • Completion of ASIST, First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Certified 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:

How to Apply:

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

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.