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Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Counsellor

HULL SERVICES - POSITION OPENING

NIGHTS (Stepping Stones) – Night Counsellor

The Nights Program has an opening for a Full Time, Nights Counsellor in our Stepping Stones program. This full time position will be responsible for the Night Counsellor duties in the Program.  This is an awake overnight position. 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.

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.

The Night Counsellor's primary responsibilities are to attend to the health and welfare of the children and the security of the program and campus. Employees in this classification function as team members of the program and perform essential child care work as applies to the care, nurturance, supervision and discipline of the children.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure the physical security of the cottage.
  • Conduct cottage rounds with the evening and morning staff to assure good cottage order, security, and account for all the children.
  • Conduct cottage rounds routinely throughout the night at designated intervals and as necessary in situations when increased surveillance of the cottage and children is warranted, i.e., runaway concerns, suicidal clients, self-abusive persons served, medical concerns.
  • Keep apprised of all relevant documentation pertaining to cottage and children such as communications book, memos, cottage manuals, Service Plans, night directives manual, etc.
  • Record observations and significant information in appropriate reporting formats, i.e., runaway reports, confinement sheets, contact books, etc.
  • Attend to the physical needs and medical requirements of the children.
  • Ensure effective follow-through of specific interventions and strategies for each child as per treatment plan and directives.
  • Relay information about night events, child count, etc., to the Night Coordinator and report all significant or out-or ordinary situations to the coordinator, cottage senior staff or other appropriate personnel as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date bed plan in the night directives book.
  • Within reason, attend to housekeeping tasks as set up with the cottage.
  • Attend to clerical tasks as determined by the cottage.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualifications - High School Diploma. Related academic or work experience is necessary.
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • High level of personal maturity and responsibility.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.

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

The deadline for application is Friday, July 20th.

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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