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

Education Child and Youth Care Counsellor - Children's Village School

We are currently hiring for Education Child and Youth Care Counsellors. These positions are permanent full time roles working 40 hours per week. The hours of work are 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday to Friday.

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 may experience emotional and psychological disorders, mental illness, behavioural and developmental challenges.

We view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive team environment.

The Children’s Village School is operated as a partnership between the Calgary Board of Education and Hull Services. The therapeutic programming offered is designed to meet the complex learning, social, and emotional needs of elementary school-aged children. These students’ severe emotional and behavioral difficulties in their current school, community and home have created significant barriers to their ability to successfully engage in learning. Educational program content includes a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, self-regulation, and social skills. Class sizes range from 6 to 8 students, depending on the grade level and complexity of learner profiles. Each classroom is staffed with one Teacher and two Education Child and Youth Care Counsellors. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual or small group instruction including psycho-educational instruction as directed by administration.
  • Supervise students outside the classroom, to and from school, and during non-class time (before/after school, recess, lunch).
  • Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities.
  • Plan and participate in group activities of a leisure, recreational and therapeutic nature.
  • Utilize a trauma-informed lens and approach when implementing therapeutic strategies and plans.
  • Collaborate with students, colleagues, family and caregivers to develop individual behavioural support plans.
  • Contribute observations and feedback to individual program plans as required.
  • Develop and implement incentive systems for the individual student or class.
  • Communicate rules and behavioral expectations to the students and follow through on appropriate behavioral consequences and rewards.
  • Utilize preventative interventions and de-escalating skills in individual and group situations; use crisis intervention techniques as necessary.
  • Provide counseling, life-space interviews, and/or problem solving coaching as appropriate.
  • Collect clinical and administrative information using the appropriate format.
  • Keep records as needed, including attendance records.
  • Record:
    • Observations related to medication effectiveness, changes or trials.
    • Observations and data regarding academic and behavioural assessments and testing.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings; be prepared to report on school-related information in the absence of the teacher.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in a related Human Services field
  • Experience working with youth with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges is an asset
  • Demonstrated sound clinical judgment
  • Ability to use a trauma-informed and strength-based approach towards service deliver
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; high level of personal competence in the formation and maintenance of caring and therapeutic relationships
  • Dynamic and high energy individual
  • Ability to work independently when required and as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Personal suitability

Note the location of this opportunity is 1210 Russet Rd. NE

If interested, please direct your email, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]
Please indicate “Your Full Name – CVSEDCYCC” in the subject line of your email

The application deadline is June 28, 2019.

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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