Hull Services has an opening for a full-time Child and Youth Care Counsellor in our PChAD program. This is an awake overnight position.
Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who may experience emotional and psychological disorders, mental illness, behavioural and developmental challenges.
We view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive team environment.
Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) program provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service to youth abusing or addicted to drugs and alcohol. It is a partnership program with Alberta Health Services and provides a ten day, secure, social detox setting. The Night Counsellor's primary responsibilities are to attend to the health and welfare of the children and the security of the program and campus. Employees in this classification are part of a team that perform essential duties as they apply to the nurturance, care and supervision of youth.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Ensure the physical security of the program.
- Conduct program rounds with the evening and morning staff to ensure program order and security.
- Conduct program rounds routinely throughout the night at designated intervals and as necessary in situations when increased surveillance of the program and children is warranted; e.g. when there are concerns with youth being suicidal or running away.
- Attend to the physical needs and medical requirements of the children.
- Ensure effective follow-through of specific interventions and strategies for each child as per their treatment plan and directives.
- Maintain an up-to-date bed plan in the night directives book.
- Keep apprised of all relevant documentation pertaining to the program and children; e.g. communication books, memos, night directives, program manuals and service plans.
- Record observations and significant information using appropriate reporting procedures, e.g., runaway reports, confinement sheets and contact books.
- Relay information about night events, child count, etc., to the Night Coordinator and report all significant or out-or ordinary situations to the Coordinator, program senior staff or other appropriate personnel as required.
- Within reason, attend to housekeeping tasks as required within the program.
- Attend to other administrative tasks as determined by the program.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Minimum qualifications: degree or diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences and/or related academic or work experience is necessary.
- Clear Police Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Intervention Record Check.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- High level of personal maturity and responsibility.
- Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.
- Completion of ASIST, First Aid, Certified with CYCAA and/or Therapeutic Crisis Intervention would be considered an asset.
- Preference will be given to those that have completed coursework and/or certification in Brain Development or Trauma-Informed Care. Some suggested courses include:
- The Brain Story Certification through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI), www.albertafamilywellness.org
- The Trauma-Informed Care E- Learning Modules through Alberta Health Services https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page15526.aspx
- Sheldon Kennedy Centre “Being Trauma Aware” Online Course https://trauma.respectgroupinc.com
If interested, please direct your cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating “Your Full Name – Night Counsellor” in the subject line of your e-mail.
The deadline for application is Monday, June 17, 2019.
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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