Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, anti-colonialization and anti-oppression.
The Program :
Track : Young People’s Lodge provides services 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 modalities include the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), an evidence-based practice developed by Bruce D.
Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which focuses on teaching skills in four areas : mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
The Position :
We are looking for Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellors with weekday and weekend availability (shifts are generally 7 : 00 a.
m. to 3 : 00 p.m., 3 : 00 p.m. to 11 : 00 p.m. and 11 : 00 p.m. to 7 : 00 a.m.).
Duties and Responsibilities :
Attend to the physical safety, esteem and developmental needs of our young people.
Supervise, organize and implement daily living activities as well as recreational activities and see these as opportunities for educational and therapeutic interventions.
Use routines and activities to give children and youth security and enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways;
help the youth understand the need for routines and procedures.
Provide meaningful and responsible role modelling, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition and social manners.
Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities; use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills.
Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies.
Communicate rules and behavioural limits and follow through on appropriate behavioural interventions.
Improve the quality of life for our young people by attending to their physical environment.
Monitor and work directly with youth in all aspects of their lives, i.e., liaise with parents and community groups.
Promote and safeguard the rights, interests and treatment of the people we serve by interceding on their behalf.
Act as an avenue of recourse or grievance for the youth and represent his / her interests.
In working with children, youth, parents / guardians, co-workers, other professionals and the public, demonstrate appropriate conduct in terms of behaviour, appearance, and presentation and adhere to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality.
Attend to team responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, and demonstrating a positive attitude.
Model socially acceptable values, e.g., integrity, fairness, and respect.
Participate in professional development activities.
Qualifications and Skills :
Degree or diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences (or currently enrolled).
Experience in Therapeutic Campus-Based Care treatment (preferred).
High level of personal competence in the formation and maintenance of caring and therapeutic relationships.
Ability to engage children, youth and families in the treatment process.
Demonstrated interest, commitment, consistency, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
A clear police check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment.
Clear Child Intervention Record Check upon commencement of employment.
Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and ability to drive Agency vehicles is preferred.
Completion of ASIST, First Aid and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention would be considered an asset.
Completion of coursework and / or certification in Brain Development or Trauma Informed Care is an asset. Some suggested courses include :