RGH: Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Submitted by Stephen on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:27

Radisson Group Home

Position Opening


Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Temporary Full-Time 5 Month Term (November 2017 to March 2018)


The Radisson Group Home Program has a full-time Child and Youth Care Counsellor position available. This position will work a variety of shifts, including some doubles. Radisson Group Care Home offers a safe, stable and individualized treatment program for youth who have been removed from their families or placements due to breakdown, behavioural and emotional problems, or possibly neglect or abuse. Radisson provides teaching and support for these youth to integrate back into the community.


Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate rules and behavioural limits to the person served and follows through on appropriate behavioural consequences.
  • Select and make appropriate use of behavioural interventions and strategies.
  • Identify and act on goal-related teaching opportunities.
  • Use routines and activities to give persons' served security, to enable them to relate to others in socially acceptable ways, help the person served to understand the need for routines and procedures.
  • Use systematic plans of instruction, appropriate teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skills to the persons served.
  • Act as an avenue of recourse or grievance for the person served and represent his/her interests.
  • Monitor and work directly with the person served in all aspects of his/her life, i.e., liaison with parents, community groups.
  • Supervise, organize and implement daily living activities and see these as opportunities for educational and therapeutic interventions.
  • Plan and carry out individual and group activities of a recreational nature.
  • Provide a meaningful and responsible role model, as well as direct teaching in areas of grooming, hygiene, dress, nutrition and social manners. Attend to the physical safety, esteem and developmental needs of the person served.
  • Improve the quality of life for the persons served through attending to the physical environment.
  • In dealing with persons served, parents/guardians, co-workers, other professionals and the public, demonstrate appropriate conduct in terms of behaviour, appearance, and presentation and conforms to Agency expectations with regard to confidentiality.
  • Attend to team membership responsibilities in terms of participation, communication, positive attitude.
  • Model socially acceptable values, i.e., integrity, fairness, respect.
  • Carry out advocacy responsibilities with regard to the person served and the Agency.
  • Promote and safeguard persons' served rights, interests and treatment by interceding on their behalf.
  • Participate in Professional Development Activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in human services or social sciences.

  • Interest, commitment, consistent, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.

  • Ability to engage persons served and families in the treatment process.

  • Experience in residential treatment (preferred) or group care.

  • Experience managing and supervising staff toward performance and accountability expectations.

  • Experience with or open to learning reflective supervision practices.

  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive Agency vehicles.

  • Reliable transportation.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit www.hullservices.ca


Please direct your resume and cover letter to:

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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