Secure Services – Weekend Child and Youth Care Counsellors

Submitted on Thursday, 05/25/2023 - 12:24 pm

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

The Program:

Secure Services is part of the Safe Directions continuum and provides a confined court-ordered and monitored services under the Child and Family Enhancement Act. The program 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 Position:

We are looking for a permanent, full time Child and Youth Care Counsellor. The position, at this time, involves a weekend rotation of two 16-hour shifts (14-hour shifts with a 2-hour break) on Saturday and Sunday.  Shifts for augmenting hours will be discussed during interview.

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.
  • 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 regarding 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.
  • Experience in Therapeutic Campus-Based Care (preferred).
  • High level of personal competence in the formation and maintenance of caring and therapeutic relationships.
  • Ability to engage clients 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 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
  • 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:

To Apply:

  • Please direct your cover letter, updated resume and copy of your most recent evaluation to
  • Indicate “Your Full Name – Secure CYCC” in the subject line of your email.


The deadline for application is June 9th, 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.