Preadolescent Treatment Program: Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:56






The Preadolescent Treatment Program (PTP) has a temporary, Full-Time Child and Youth Care Counsellor position available. This is a temporary position with the possibility of it becoming permanent. This position works both weekday, weekends and shift work. The PTP Program provides services in a treatment program serving kids between 6 to 12 years of age. PTP uses the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT); an Evidence-Based Practice developed by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.


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

  • As appropriate (in terms of status and eligibility), take on (where appropriate) a key-worker role (primary advocacy role) and participate in the design, implementation, evaluation and transition phases of the person's served program

  • Contribute observations and ideas to the Treatment Team re: individual program plans.

  • 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

  • No history of abusing children or criminal record, which might indicate a lack of positive regard for others and must be willing to submit to a Security Clearance Check (CWIS and Police Records)

  • Must be willing to participate in regularly scheduled, in-depth performance appraisals

  • Must be willing to participate in intensive pre-service (where applicable) and in-service training experiences

  • Must have a valid Alberta Driver's License (where applicable) and Driver's Abstract where required by the program

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

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

  • Ability to relate and work effectively with co-workers as a member of the Treatment Team

  • Interest and capacity to learn relevant theories, skills and procedures

  • Personal characteristics and temperament suited to working with and caring for persons served:

  • desire and ability to become intensely and meaningfully involved with persons served;

  • capacity to communicate with disturbed persons served;

  • ability to actively participate in activities; and

  • where applicable, commitment to participate in and achieve Child and Youth Care Certification within three years of date of hire (as per Agency Policy 502.30).

  • Willingness and ability to take responsibility for own professional development

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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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