Date Posted: September 11, 2019
Posting #: 2019-65
Family Intervention Counsellor (Contract, Full-Time)
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential. The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.
Eva’s Place is an emergency shelter that provides living essentials and 24-7 crisis support to 40 youth experiencing homelessness each night in North York. It is home to the Family Reconnect Program which offers proactive, long-term solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness by helping youth re-establish and maintain contact with their families. Its Early Intervention component supports families staying together rather than having at-risk youth enter the shelter system. Eva’s Place leads Education and Life Skills across the agency ensuring every youth has an opportunity to return to school if that is their goal and to build their skills as they exit homelessness and re-integrate back into the community
Eva’s is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.
This position reports to the Clinical Lead, Family Reconnect. The position works in a shelter environment with its associated stresses and with youth who may at-times be in crisis and may demonstrate related behaviours.
The Family Reconnect Counsellor is responsible for providing early clinical intervention services to youth, their families and groups. They provide family and youth counselling, case management, assessment, treatment planning, referrals, accompaniment and advocacy in at all of Eva’s emergency shelters and transitional housing as well as in the community.
This position will receive referrals from community agencies, schools, police and hospitals to support youth in developing and maintaining positive family relationships to reduce the risk and experience of homelessness. The Family Intervention Counselor should possess an extensive knowledge of family systems, trauma informed practice from a culturally appropriate lens.
The position is unionized, with salary of $58,406.40 per annum with an additional 5% in lieu of benefits.
Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document by September 25, 2019to careers@evas. ca. Be sure to indicate 2019-65 Family Intervention Counsellorin the title. No phone calls, please.
Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request.
Eva’s acknowledges the sacred land on which our organization stands, the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We are grateful to work here and we are mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth
Administrative Office: 401 Richmond St W., Suite 245, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8
Phone 416-977-4497 | Email info@evas. ca | Website www.evas. ca
Connect with us @evasinitiatives
Job Types: Full-time, Contract