Position Title: RESIDENTIAL COUNSELLOR
Department: Youth Justice Residences
Status: 1 Relief Permanent
Pay: $18.30 per hour
Vacancy Number: YJR-U19-88
Hours/Shifts: 7am – 3pm; 3pm – 11pm; 11pm – 7am (must be available to work all listed shift schedules)
Must have flexibility to work days, evenings, nights, weekdays and weekends
Schedules are subject to change to meet departmental needs
The Youth Justice Residences provide residential services (open custody/detention) and programs for young males aged 12 -17 who are in detention awaiting court or serving a period of custody as prescribed by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This community based program aims to assist youth in responding to the contributing factors that have led to their involvement in crime and leading to successful reintegration of the youth into the community. The position encompasses the primary functions of client supervision, support, ongoing life skills training, safety and security, crisis management, administrative and clerical duties.
The position involves shift work which entails 7 day, 24 hour coverage – flexibility to work on days, afternoon/evenings and wake overnights, weekdays, weekends and beyond regular shifts as needed. Travel to other locations/communities due to programming is required.
o services/programs for young males aged 12 -17 who are in detention awaiting court or serving a period of custody as prescribed by the Youth Criminal Justice Act
o working with youth who have been in the criminal system, including experience in conflict management, providing individualized support, and supervising community/recreational outing
o group facilitation in a community setting, modify, implement, evaluate new and existing programs; crisis intervention/management; client intake, assessment, counselling, conflict resolution
o use multimedia teaching tools such as Smart Board, Community Learning Hub Working knowledge of the Social and Criminal Justice systems.
o Service Delivery Judgment – understands the program processes; thinks through when to make process changes and come up with ideas that improve service delivery.
o Attention to Quality – pay attention to their quality of work on which they depend on and plan activities carefully and notice gaps and correct them without having to be told.
Posting Date: November 26, 2019, 2019
To be considered for employment at Springboard, applicants must be willing to undergo a police clearance/VSS, occupational medical assessment and provide both references and documentation of their credentials. To be considered you must include the vacancy number in the subject line of your email while applying.
Deadline for Internal applicants: December 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Please provide your Cover Letter and Resume and a duly completed Application for Internal Transfer form (as applicable).
Deadline for External applicants: December 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Please provide your Cover Letter and Resume.
Resumes received after the above-stated deadline/s will be considered at the discretion of the hiring supervisor. No phone calls please. Only persons selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying.
Springboard is committed to employment equity and fair and accessible employment practices. Applications are encouraged from those who reflect the diversity of our community. Accommodations will be provided for job applicant with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the vacant position.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent