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Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Contract
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Child and Youth Care Counsellor - Glenbrook

HULL SERVICES - POSITION OPENING

GLENBROOK STAFFED HOME - Child and Youth Care Counsellor

We are currently hiring for a full time, temporary (one year) Child and Youth Care Counsellor in our Glenbrook Staffed Home Program. Bring your talent and passion to a community-first organization at the forefront of children’s mental health. Collaborate with diverse, talented colleagues and leaders who support your success.  Help transform children and families to get the most from their lives.  Sharpen your skills through industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. 

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown. We continuously grow to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society and have become an employer of choice in our field.  At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan and a supportive team environment.

Glenbrook offers youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, social, emotional and behavioural challenges, and mental health concerns to develop independent living skills through a systematic means of graduated independence.

The home provides treatment to developmentally delayed adolescents, both male and female, with borderline cognitive functioning and mental health issues and/or emotional or behavioural problems, with Child Welfare status. The youth demonstrate a wide range of presenting problems from limited adaptive living skills to social competency deficits. Examples of behaviours include non-compliance, verbal and perhaps minor physical aggression, property destruction, poor problem-solving and self-care/self-sufficiency skills, poor impulse control and emotion regulation, and inability to keep themselves safe in the community.

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) or group care
  • 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

Please direct your resume and cover letter, indicating “Full Name – Glenbrook CYCC” in the subject line of your email to [email protected]

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

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

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