Track: Young People’s Lodge – Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellors
Hull Services
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1d ago

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 :
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