Youth Counsellor I or II (Relief/Casual)

  • VANTAGE COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
  • Red Deer, AB, Canada
  • Feb 07, 2019
Part time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Youth Counsellor is the primary worker with young people, normally on rotating shifts that provide coverage twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, and is a contributing member of a team providing service to young people.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements and maintains a structured environment that fosters the development of an appropriate level of personal and social functioning for each youth.
  • Is an effective, mature and appropriate role model for each youth to utilize in his/her growth.
  • Works effectively with other members of the team in providing a therapeutic milieu.
  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with youth in the program through the implementation of the Circle of Courage model.
  • Participates actively in supervisory meetings, team meetings, retreats, planning sessions, and designated in-service training as required.
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Maintains the upkeep of the residential living space of the unit as applicable, and ensures the provision of a program that fits the requirements of the Licensing Department.
  • Is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with program functioning including meal preparation, cleaning, and transportation of young people.
  • Administers medication according to policy and CAC standards.
  • Night shift in all residential programs is an awake position.

 

Qualifications                 

A diploma or undergraduate degree in Human Services (or actively enrolled) such as; Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related field.  Experience in working with young people preferred. Must have current Standard First Aid/Level C CPR, PIC, CYIM, Valid Driver’s License, and Driver’s Abstract.

 

Relief Hourly Rate:                          

$16.89/hr - $19.02/hr. (education in process)

$18.12/hr - $23.77/hr. (completed diploma/degree)

 

Applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Competition closes when positions are filled.

 

Resumes can be emailed to hr@vantagecommunityservices.ca, faxed to (403) 346-3225, or forwarded to:

Human Resources

Vantage Community Services

4920 54 Street

Red Deer, AB T4N 2G8

City

RED DEER