PROGRAM: Youth Counselling Program
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
The John Howard Society of York Region is a non-profit, charitable organization serving residents of York Region. The organization works with individuals involved in any stage of criminal justice involvement and their families.
The Youth Counselling Program is an evidence-based program that builds social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to promote mental health and address addictions. The program is offered for youth ages 11-24. Youth will enhance knowledge and skills to improve their capacity to make informed choices supporting healthy living. The function of this position is to provide individualized counselling for youth at the JHS office or in community agency locations.
Meet with youth to complete comprehensive assessment and intake
Provide a mixture of daytime and evening weekly counselling sessions
Provide intervention, with clinical outcomes to be achieved through the application of evidence-based practices with ongoing monitoring of impact
Complete all required intake forms, case notes, statistics, and reporting as required
Distribute and collect pre- and post- evaluations
Monitor completion of counselling requirements and prepare reports for court
Adhere to directives and program standards of John Howard Society of York Region
Complete all required training
Attend staff meetings
BSW, MSW, College Counselling Diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education
Membership with a relevant college/registering body required
Minimum 2 years direct care experience working with youth with substance use and mental health problems
Demonstrates a caring, supportive approach that maintains dignity and integrity of youth receiving services
Possess an understanding of institutional and other systemic barriers and how they impact youth development and access to services
Understanding of the YCJA and complex criminogenic risks and needs facing young people is considered an asset
Strong administrative and organizational skills and abilities
Knowledge of community resources for youth throughout York Region
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
Flexible and non-judgmental approach to people and work
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Ability to work with diverse youth populations and communities with an awareness of socioeconomic and language barriers
Flexible schedule to accommodate for evening and daytime sessions as needed
Ability to speak a second language is an asset
Access to a vehicle is preferred
Please note: JHSYR is an equal opportunity employer. We are building a workforce which is representative of the York Region community and our programs and policies are designed to foster diversity and inclusion. Our organization is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. JHSYR offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who apply and advise that we will be responding only to those selected for an interview.
To Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter via Charity Village or Indeed by December 16, 2019 by 4:00pm.