Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.
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.
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Secure Services provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service under the Child and Family Enhancement Act that assesses and stabilizes youth with suicidal tendencies, significant mental health issues, volatile behaviors and dangerous lifestyles, which present an imminent risk to themselves or others.
The Secure Services program is looking for a full time Child and Youth Care Counsellor. The position, currently, involves a weekday rotation of 7a.m. to 3p.m. and 3p.m. to 11p.m. Some flexibility around scheduling may be considered.
As a member of the team, you will be expected to provide support to all of the programs within the Safe Directions continuum.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend to the physical safety, esteem and developmental needs of the youth.
- Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies.
- Communicate rules and behavioural limits and follow through on appropriate behavioural consequences.
- Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities; use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills.
- Supervise, organize and implement daily living activities and see these as opportunities for educational and therapeutic interventions.
- Use routines and activities to give youth security and enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways; help them 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.
- Plan and carry out individual and group activities of a recreational nature.
- Improve the quality of life for our young people by attending to their physical environment.
- Monitor and work directly with the youth in all aspects of his/her life, i.e., liaise with parents and community groups.
- Promote and safeguard our youth’s rights, interests and treatment by interceding on their behalf.
- Act as an avenue of recourse or grievance and represent his/her interests.
- Carry out advocacy responsibilities with regard to the person served and the Agency.
- In working with youth, parents/guardians, co-workers, other professionals and the public, demonstrate appropriate conduct in terms of behaviour, appearance, and presentation and conform to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality.
- Model socially acceptable values, e.g., integrity, fairness, and respect.
- Attend to team responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, and demonstrating a positive attitude.
- Participate in professional development activities.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Degree or diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences.
- Interest, commitment, consistency, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility
- Ability to engage clients and families in the treatment process.
- Experience in Therapeutic Campus-Based Care (preferred).
- Experience managing and supervising staff toward performance and accountability expectations.
- Experience with or open to learning reflective supervision practices.
- A Police Information Check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment.
- Clear Child Intervention Record Check
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- 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.
- If interested, please direct your cover letter, and resume to email@example.com
- Please indicate “Your Full Name – Secure CYCC” in the subject line of your email.
The deadline for application is Friday March 24th,2023.
Note – only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.