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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 - Hull 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 8:15a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday to Friday.
The start date for these positions is August 12, 2019.

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.

William Roper Hull School is operated as a partnership between the Calgary Board of Education and Hull Services. We offer highly specialized and individualized programs that focus on development of academic and vocational skills for students with behavioural, emotional, social and mental health challenges. It is our conviction that each of our students has the potential to be a productive member of society. Our program offers a therapeutic school setting that meets the academic and treatment needs of individual students ranging from Grades 1 to 12. The goal of the program is to use a trauma-informed and strength-based model to help students achieve success in both their behaviour and academic programs.  

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 or changes.
    • 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 delivery
  • 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

If interested, please direct your email, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]  

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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