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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.
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Radisson Group Home is a community-based, seven bed group care setting situated in southeast Calgary. Our goal is to flexibly assist youth to attain safety, wellness and permanent family and community placement by providing safety, skills training and support. The program aims to help youth internalize their learning to achieve more independence and control in their lives and integrate back into the community.
We are currently hiring a full time Child and Youth Care Counsellor. This is a weekday position, working Monday to Friday working both 7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm shifts.
Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Child and Youth Care Counsellor is a member of an interdisciplinary team which assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the treatment programs for youth. The Counsellor participates fully in all facets of program life and is responsible for our youths’ daily care, treatment, health, nurturance, and supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise, organize, and implement daily living activities as well as recreational activities and see these as opportunities for educational and therapeutic interventions.
- Use routines and activities to give children and youth security and enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways; help the youth understand the need for routines and procedures.
- Provide meaningful and responsible role modelling, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition, and social manners.
- Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities; use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills.
- Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies.
- Communicate rules and behavioural limits and follow through on appropriate behavioural interventions.
- Improve the quality of life for our young people by attending to their physical environment.
- Monitor and work directly with youth in all aspects of their lives, i.e., liaise with parents and community groups.
- Promote and safeguard the rights, interests, and treatment of the people we serve by interceding on their behalf.
- Act as an avenue of recourse or grievance for the youth and represent his/her interests.
- In working with children, youth, parents/guardians, co-workers, other professionals, and the public, demonstrate appropriate conduct in terms of behaviour, appearance, and presentation and adhere to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality.
- Attend to team responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, and demonstrating a positive attitude.
- Model socially acceptable values, e.g., integrity, fairness, and respect.
- Participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Degree or diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences (or currently enrolled).
- Experience in Therapeutic Campus-Based Care treatment (preferred).
- High level of personal competence in the formation and maintenance of caring and therapeutic relationships.
- Ability to engage children, youth and families in the treatment process.
- Demonstrated interest, commitment, consistency, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- A clear police check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment.
- Clear Child Intervention Record Check.
- Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and ability to drive Agency vehicles (min. 2 years driving experience with a class 5/GDL class 5 license).
- Completion of ASIST, First Aid and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention would be considered an asset.
How to Apply:
- If interested, please inform your Coordinator and direct your cover letter and updated resume to email@example.com
- Please indicate “Your Full Name – Radisson CYCC” in the subject line of your email.
The deadline for application is Friday September 29, 2023.
Salary Range: $44,880 – $56,568
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.