Open: December 7, 2019
Deadline: December 13, 2019
This position is covered by a collective agreement. Applications from outside the bargaining unit are welcome, but can only be considered if the position is not filled from within the bargaining unit.
Mental Health – Child and Adolescent Inpatient
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program provides crisis management, specialized assessments and treatment. Child & Youth Counselor’s (CYC) provide a safe and therapeutic environment, participate in assessment and treatment, and support youth in returning to the community. CYCs function as members of a multidisciplinary clinical team, working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as service providers within the hospital and the community.
The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary clinical team, working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as service providers within the Hospital and the Community. The position will include such responsibilities as meal support, group therapy, counseling, program planning, and crisis management
Rate of Pay: $27.49 per hour - $29.85 per hour
Hours of Work: Regular Part Time (up to 75 hours bi-weekly)
Shifts and placements subject to change in accordance with the
Successful completion of a three (3) year Child and Youth Counselor diploma from an accredited Community College
Minimum of two (2) years recent, related experience in the field of child and youth counseling, preferably in an acute care or hospital setting
Certification of Violence Prevention Training or acceptable equivalent to the Hospital
Experience working with Child and Adolescents preferred
Demonstrated basic computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet and Electronic Patient Record
Ability to assess and interact with patients and families applying theories of mental health management, milieu management, human growth and development, family systems, crisis management, group work and counseling, and cultural diversity
Ability to represent and communicate the role of the CYC to others inside and outside of the Hospital
Expertise in the use of physical restraints, knowledge of how and when to use different forms of restraint
Demonstrated ability to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for children, youth, and families
Ability to assess and meaningfully interact with children, youth and families
Ability to self-evaluate professional practice and supervise students
Physical and mental ability to carry out the duties of the position
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize effectively
Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient and family centred care
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)
London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.
We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.
LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.
Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months. In addition, reference checks are completed as part of the selection process.
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.