CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLOR
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
London, ON
At the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) we provide highly specialized trauma-informed mental health and developmental services. These services include Assessment, Consultation, Treatment, Research and Education. We work with local community services, building on what they have already done and use evidence based practices to adapt our approach to the unique needs of each child. CPRI is looking for Child and Youth Counsellors to provide care and treatment in accordance with the residents' individual treatment program and in liaison with their families and community agencies.

What can I expect to do in this role?
  • Provide care, assessment and treatment in the provision of highly specialized residential treatment services for children and youth with complex mental health issues and/or developmental challenges
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving clinicians, guardians and community resources, to utilize best practices, trauma-informed approaches and using a bio-psycho-social model of care in the treatment of children
  • Work during any assigned shift, during a 24 hour period to assist clients with normal activities of daily living, recognize and report any physical signs and symptoms of health conditions and provide assessment of clients in accordance to the Plan of Care goals
  • Following completion of training, administer medications and treatments in accordance with CPRI Medication Procedure
  • Provide individual care, counselling and group therapy for clients,
  • Identify stages of behavioural escalation and respond in a clinically appropriate manner to deescalate the behaviour and develop strategies to reduce the clients concerning behaviours
  • Maintain clinical records and documents, actively participate in communication processes with partners and participate in plan of care meetings, etc.
  • Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and well-being of children and youth being served
How do I qualify?
Mandatory

You have successfully completed the:
  • Child & Youth Worker program, or
  • Developmental Service Worker program, or
  • Equivalent with a minimum of one year's experience in a related field following graduation.
Knowledge and Experience
  • You have demonstrated experience providing care and treatment to children with physical, developmental and/or behaviour needs on-site and in the community
  • You have knowledge of evidence based practices for children and adolescents with developmental delay and/or mental health problems, including behavioural modification strategies, learning theories, counselling skills and clinical practices
  • You are able to develop and implement individual client treatment plan reviews, program evaluation, and educational programs and knowledge of professional, community and facility resources available to assist the child/family
  • You are able to safely and effectively manage behavioural crisis situations and respond in a trauma-informed approach
Communication Skills
  • You have effective oral and written communication skills to liaise and consult with relevant team members, and provide counsel to residents, their families and community agencies
Additional Information:Address:
1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 600 Sanatorium Rd, London, West Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
10 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 600 Sanatorium Rd, London, West Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 4.7
Category: Health and Social Services
Posted on: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Note:
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
W-SS-140144/19(2)