PChAD – Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Submitted on Wednesday, 09/06/2023 - 4:24 pm


Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, anti-colonialization 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 9,000 young people and families each year.

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

The Program:

PChAD Detox delivers a confined court-ordered and monitored service to youth abusing or addicted to drugs and alcohol. PChAD provides a 10 to 15 day secure, social detox setting and is a partnership program with Alberta Health Services.

The Position:

We are looking for a full time, weekday Child and Youth Care Counsellor. The schedule for the position is Monday to Friday with 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. shifts, rotating on a weekly basis.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Child and Youth Care Counsellor is a member of the interdisciplinary team which assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the treatment program(s) for a given person served.  The Counsellor participates fully in all facets of program life with the persons served (instrumental, clinical, developmental), and is responsible for their daily care, treatment, nurturance, supervision, health and discipline. The role is extensive and includes counselling, teaching and training, as well as recording and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with persons served under 18 yrs. old, experiencing physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms from the effects of substances.
  • Monitor and work directly with the person served in all aspects of their life within a therapeutic milieu.
  • Participating in structured recreational and therapeutic group activities related to drug use and healthy living.
  • Supervise, organize and implement daily living activities and see these as opportunities for education and therapeutic intervention.
  • Engage persons served in individual and group activities of a recreational and treatment focused nature.
  • 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 conform to Agency and partnership expectations with regard to confidentiality.
  • Attend to team membership responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, and positive attitude
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates initiative, self-starter
  • Model socially acceptable values, i.e., integrity, fairness, respect, self-care, accountability

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in human services or social sciences
  • Interest, commitment, consistent, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility
  • Ability to engage clients and families in the treatment process
  • Experience in TCBC or group care
  • Excellent engagement, behavioral management, assessment and counseling experience with high-risk youth and their families
  • High level of personal maturity and responsibility, and the ability to relate and work effectively with co-workers as a member of the treatment team.
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive Agency vehicles
  • Reliable transportation

To Apply:

  • Please direct your cover letter and resume to careers@hullservices.ca
  • Please indicate “Your Full Name – PChAD CYCC” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for application is Wednesday September 20, 2023

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.