Youth Counsellors (On-Call/Casual)

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

Employer Name: WJS Canada
Location/Address: Youth Detention Centre - Kenora, ON
Application Deadline: March 3, 2020
Hours of Work: Various, Shift Work
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

In your role you will carry out tasks related, but not limited to:
• Program Operations
• Case Management
• House Operations
• Community Relations

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

The Program
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 residents.
The Position
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.

• Two (2) casual positions available
• Must be able to work shift work (12 hour shifts)
• All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts that include weekdays and weekends, evening and awake overnight shifts
• Casual shifts will cover vacation, sick time and extra staffing requirements, as needed

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• 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

Required Competencies:
• 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
• Must be trained in the policies and procedures regarding discipline and punishment    of young persons
• 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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