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
www.hullservices.ca
Contact:
Marianna Lambropoulos
ID
7546
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Child and Youth Care Counsellor - TRACC

HULL SERVICES – POSITION OPENING

TRACC – Child and Youth Care Counsellor

The TRACC Program has a Full Time, Child and Youth Care Counsellor position available. This is a temporary, 6 month position beginning March 1, 2019 working a schedule of Sunday through Thursday.

The TRACC program provides service to help treat adolescents with serious emotional and/or behavioural difficulties who are not yet able to be effectively served in the community. An emphasis is placed on parental involvement, community participation, and the development of relevant community-living skills. The treatment modality is DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) which focuses on teaching the adolescents skills in the four areas of: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

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.

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
  • As appropriate (in terms of status and eligibility), take on (where appropriate) a key-worker role (primary advocacy role) and participate in the design, implementation, evaluation and transition phases of the person's served program
  • Contribute observations and ideas to the Treatment Team re: individual program plans.
  • 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
  • High level of maturity, responsibility and commitment
  • 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

If interested, please direct your cover letter and resume indicating “Your Full Name – TRACC 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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