The Roberts/Smart Centre (RSC) is looking for enthusiastic, experienced and highly skilled Child and Youth Counsellors to be a part of our team.
Creating Opportunities and Resources Against the Trafficking of Humans (CORATH) will provide 24/7/365 Anti-Human Trafficking Crisis Support and Mobile Treatment Services for victims and survivors. Community agencies can refer females and 2SLGBTQ2+, ages 12 to 24, to the service, including self-referrals.
This is an in-person (Ottawa), 4-year contract position, with potential for permanency, including a generous total rewards package of 3 weeks’ vacation in the first year, sick leave, family responsibility leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits and a defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP).
1. Respond and provide telephone/text and on-site crisis assessments, de-escalation, intervention and support to youth involved in/survivors of human trafficking
2. Coordinate admission to the CORATH Stabilization and Intervention Program including referral to the place of choice of the client wherever possible, and assist clients in accessing the CORATH Treatment Team specialists as indicated.
3. Together with the Treatment Team, and using the Trafficking Stages of Change Model, assist in the development and implementation of client Treatment Plans. Participate in the establishment and implementation of day, evening, and/or home-based intervention programs and strategies.
4. Collaborate in the provision of counselling as specifically dictated by the treatment goals and the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model.
5. Assist clients in both the Stabilization and Intervention Program and Individualized Education & Life Skills Incentive Program. Attend community appointments, and community referrals, as required.
6. Provide wrap-around treatment and support for the client including individualized mental health treatment, safety planning, harm reduction, complex special needs, and family/caregiver education and support and, together with partners, provide the guidance and oversight for live in placements.
7. Promote good public relations and healthy community partnerships and alliances.
Qualification, skills, aptitude and ability
· A CAAT diploma, University degree or equivalent - must be in a related field to providing mental health services to youth and families.
· Experience working with youth involved in human trafficking including supporting individuals affected by a variety of crises including loss, violence, abuse, crime and traumatic events.
· Demonstrated ability to manage and support a 24/7 crisis phone line and service required. Possess skills and experience in crisis assessment, intervention strategies, and crisis counselling/support.
· Demonstrated cultural competence for diverse populations including Indigenous Communities.
· Experience in addictions and harm reduction strategies is an asset.
· Ability to communicate professionally with community agencies.
· Proven ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
· Bilingualism (French, English) is an asset. All unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the identified French requirement has been met or there are no successful bilingual candidates.
· Must be able to work flexible hours.
· A valid driver's license is a requirement.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $25.02-$30.64 per hour
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Vision care
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Anti-human Trafficking: 1 year (preferred)
- English and French (preferred)
- Driver's License (required)