On-Call / Casual Youth Counselors – Job ID J0620-0917

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WJS Canada are looking for On-Call / Casual Youth Counselors! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Northern Youth Centre is a twelve-bed Open Custody – Open Detention centre for Young Persons. in Northern Ontario. The Centre offers a casual and comfortable home environment situated on twenty-seven treed and rural riverside acres. The home-like environment and appointments invite engagement and encourage participation. The Centre is close to the Kenora business section for ease of networking with community services and full access to a wide range of educational, recreational, counselling and volunteer programs for the resident

Employer Name: WJS Canada
Location/Address: Kenora, ON
Application Deadline: October 28th, 2020
Hours of Work: Various
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: $18.00 - $21.00 /Hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

The Youth Counselor is responsible for supervision of persons served in a strength based, therapeutic environment that provides pro-social skills, cognitive behavioural approaches in conjunction with cultural awareness, case management plans, youth management assessments, motivation/encouragement, education and evaluation of youth, dynamic and static security to ensure safety of the community, youth and staff at the program site. As a primary counselor for assigned youth(s), s/he is part of a multifunctional team that is able to recognize situations of risk and deal with them in a safe, procedural manner, ensuring a safe, nurturing environment. This position requires membership with UNIFOR.

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • A degree or diploma in related humanities or social sciences
  • Minimum three years related experience
  • Valid class G driver’s license and proof of insurability as a driver, as well as reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid / CPR Certificates
  • Immunization records, and a doctor’s note stating person is fit for work, must be submitted prior to first orientation shift
  • Must complete training and orientation offered by the company or ministry
  • Must be orientated on fire evacuation, proper use of a fire extinguisher equipment and emergency procedures in the facility
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to foster, establish and maintain effective relationships with clients
  • Crisis intervention, Anger Management and Problem Solving skills are an asset
  • Motivational teachings, programming and teaching skills are helpful
  • Cooking and meal preparation skills are an asset
  • Computer skills are necessary
  • Valid class G driver’s license and proof of insurability as a driver
  • Standard First Aid Certificate and current CPR
  • Must complete PMAB training (Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour), within 30 days of hire
  • Must be able to work shift work (12 hour shifts)
  • CPIC (Criminal Record Check) required prior to first orientation shift and every 5 years thereafter
  • Must complete intake package upon hire and sign all necessary documents
  • Immunization records, and a doctor’s note stating person is fit for work, must be submitted prior to first orientation shift
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