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Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Child and Youth Care Counsellor




Full Time and Relief Positions

Safe Directions consists of five programs offering immediate intervention and help for youth in dire need as they are at serious risk of harming themselves or others. These children enter our services either voluntarily or are court-mandated depending upon the specific program as described below:

  • Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service to youth who are abusing or are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
  • The Recovery, Stabilization and Detox program assists youth struggling with substance abuse and or mental health challenges who voluntarily seek help.  
  • 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 behaviours and dangerous lifestyles, which present an imminent risk to themselves or others.
  • Reflections provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service for youth who are being sexually exploited or are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • Stepping Stones is a transitional program for youth no longer requiring a confined setting but who are still in need of further stabilization, assessment, or require a more extended transitional period.

As a member of the Safe Directions team you will be expected to provide support when needed within all of the programs within the continuum.

Safe Directions is currently looking to fill Full Time and Relief positions.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate rules and behavioural limits to the person served and follows through on appropriate behavioural consequences
  • Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies
  • Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities
  • Use routines and activities to give persons' served security, to enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways, help the person served to understand the need for routines and procedures.
  • Use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills to the persons served
  • Act as an avenue of recourse or grievance for the person served and represent his/her interests.
  • Monitor and work directly with the person served in all aspects of his/her life, i.e., liaison with parents, community groups
  • Supervise, organize and implement daily living activities and see these as opportunities for educational and therapeutic interventions
  • Plan and carry out individual and group activities of a recreational nature
  • Provide a meaningful and responsible role model, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition and social manners. Attend to the physical safety, esteem and developmental needs of the person served
  • Improve the quality of life for the persons served through attending to the physical environment.
  • 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 conforms to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality
  • Attend to team membership responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, positive attitude
  • Model socially acceptable values, i.e., integrity, fairness, respect
  • Carry out advocacy responsibilities with regard to the person served and the Agency
  • Promote and safeguard persons' served rights, interests and treatment by interceding on their behalf
  • Participate in Professional Development Activities

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 residential treatment (preferred)
  • Experience managing and supervising staff toward performance and accountability expectations
  • Experience with or open to learning reflective supervision practices
  • 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

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit


Please direct your resume and cover letter to:

Hull Services

Marianna Lambropoulos- Human Resources

Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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