Residential Counsellor, Part time

MASSEY CENTRE - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Massey Centre (“the Centre”) is an award-winning, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that is a multi-service, non-profit, unionized, community agency located in the east end of Toronto. The Centre is committed to nurturing empowerment, independence and growth for young pregnant and parenting women, children and families in a non-judgmental, inclusive environment by providing a residential care and treatment program; supportive transitional housing; on-site high school program, community housing support and referral services; and maternal infant mental health programs and services. We do this by working collaboratively as a multi-disciplinary team with community partners to provide holistic programs and support that respond to mental health, education and transitional needs. The Centre is the lead EarlyON Child and Family Centre agency in the Toronto-Danforth riding and also operates an Early Learning Centre. All the programs and services are open to families, young women and their children living in the broader community.

The Centre has an opening for a Part time Residential Counsellor to provide client supervision to residents in the Residential and Transitional Housing Program, with specific attention to life-skills training and preparation for independent living.

Position: Residential Counsellor, Part-time (12 hours/week)

Rate of Pay: $18.12 / hour

Department: Residential and Transitional Housing Program

Reports to: Manager, Integrated Residential and Transitional Housing


  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma or Bachelor’s degree
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR and CPI
  • At least one (1) year related experience.
  • General knowledge of the developmental needs of children and youth
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work as part of team as well as independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to write and document clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work using a collaborative approach
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act Legislation in residential settings.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics and behavior management
  • Awareness and experience of cultural diversity
  • Proficient with word processing, data collection systems and email software.

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019; 5:00 p.m.

The Centre offers a dynamic work environment and career advancement opportunities. The successful candidate must have a negative criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Massey Centre’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Please make your needs known in advance.

The Massey Centre encourages applications from persons who represent the diverse populations we serve.

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume by the closing date to:

­Human Resources

Massey Centre

1102 Broadview Avenue

Toronto, ON M4K 2S5

(please quote “Residential Counsellor, Part time" in the subject line)

We thank all applicants, however, only those we select for interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $18.12 /hour