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Counsellor - Child & Youth
$32.85 - $35.87 an hour - Full-time
Posted Jan 8, 2021

We offer: competitive compensation, professional development opportunities and a professional, positive and energized workplace.

SERVICE AREA: Barons-Eureka-Warner FCSS area.

Education & Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in counselling, social work or other related discipline.
  • Registration with a professional association and/or governing body (ie. ACTA, CCPA, CAP, ACSW)
  • Understanding, knowledge and training in various therapeutic applications such as: Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Informed Care, CBT
  • Experience working with children/youth struggling with grief/loss, parental divorce/separation, gender and sexual orientation.
  • Experience facilitating in-person and on-line psycho-educational and psycho-social groups for children and youth.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Practice Standards, the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act, Young Offenders Act, and FOIPP legislation.
  • An understanding of the philosophy of prevention programs and services.
  • Working knowledge of Office 365

Position Summary

FCSS Child & Youth Counsellors use a purposeful and strengths-based approach in the provision of short-term, goal directed, counselling services. The scope of practice is preventative and guided by the central vision of helping clients realize their fullest potential. FCSS Child & Youth Counsellors provide the following services:

  • Individual and family counselling;
  • Psycho-educational and psycho-social groups;
  • Information and referrals;
  • Presentations and workshops; and
  • Community development.

The Child and Youth Counsellor is directly responsible to the Counselling Services Supervisor.

Community Development

  • Collaborate with community agencies to connect:
  • Families with appropriate supports;
  • Work together to meet the needs of each community;
  • Ensure no duplication of services.

Administration

  • All FCSS employees are expected to perform administrative responsibilities to meet organizational and funding requirements as directed by mandate and policy.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of client information.
  • Ensure data entry is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure all programs and activities comply, and are in accordance , with BEW FCSS policies and procedures.

Application deadline: 2021-01-24

Expected start date: 2021-02-15

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $32.85-$35.87 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our staff as safe as possible we have enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing. PPE such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer are provided.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (Required)

Experience:

  • direct client: 1 year (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19