Youth Care Counsellor
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Whitbourne, Canada
5d ago


This is a professional counselling, direct care and custodial position within a designated Secure Custody and Remand Youth Corrections Facility.

Employees of this class are responsible for : planning, organizing and directing the implementation and delivery of all rehabilitative programs and activities for residents during an assigned shift.

S / he will consult with other professional and line staff; participate in the case planning process; perform counselling and intervention practices and interview offenders upon admissions.

  • S / he will be responsible for the supervision of youth in a secure custody setting and conduct shift-by-shift security checks of all resident living areas and facility grounds, personal security searches and apply mechanical restraints in accordance with the Security Risk Classification System;
  • establish and maintain acceptable standards of social and behavioral conduct and rehabilitation; supervise and guide residents on acceptable standards.

  • S / he would be responsible for youth in the community on the Pre-Trial Services Bail Supervision Program. This would also include taking a leadership role in maintaining positive relationships;
  • applying approved custodial, rehabilitative, developmental treatment and recreational plans and adhering to acceptable standards of direct care for adolescents.

    This work is performed independently within established policies and procedures and is reviewed by the Shift Manager and the Administrator through discussions, review of reports and analysis of results obtained.

    Other duties may also be performed as required.

    Screening Criteria

  • Degree in Social Sciences (equivalences will be considered)
  • Experience working with adolescents
  • Experience with secure custody best practices and procedures (asset)
  • Experience working with adolescents in a residential setting (asset)
  • Assessment Criteria

  • Knowledge of rehabilitation and counselling programs
  • Knowledge of secure custody practices (asset)
  • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (asset)
  • Ability to counsel others
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to mentor others
  • Ability to work in a team (teamwork)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Conditions of Employment


  • Recent and satisfactory Enhanced Security Clearance
  • Recent and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Conditions of Acceptance

  • Willing to accept shift-work (24-7-365, rotational)
  • Willing to accept work on a casual call-in basis
  • Acknowledges requirement for Class IV Driver’s License is required
  • Acknowledges requirement for heavy lifting (50 lbs max weight)
  • Acknowledges requirement for First Aid and CPR certification
  • Acknowledges requirement for ongoing training as prescribed
  • Applicant Information

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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