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Attendance Centre Youth Counsellor

  • Posted:Mar 22, 2019
  • Apply by:Apr 09, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Ontario, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Community & Social Services
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

AYSP is a compassionate team of professionals dedicated to helping children, youth and families manage mental health and/or justice issues to realize their potential. We work from a client-centred, strength-based approach to engage all children, youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. Working together with our service partners using a multi-systems perspective, AYSP provides services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed.

Our staff bring a wide range of knowledge and professional experience from diverse backgrounds to our workplace. Our teams have a strong collaborative work ethic and we are committed to ongoing professional development to ensure a high quality of service. AYSP offers flexible work arrangements and a competitive salary and benefits program.

We are currently seeking an Attendance Centre Youth Counsellor to join our dynamic team of specialists. The Attendance Centre Youth Counsellor encompasses a wide variety of opportunities for the youth to learn and develop new skills, while maintaining a closely supervised setting to ensure the safety of the youth and the community.

In this Permanent Full-time, Bargaining Unit Position, incumbents are expected to:

  • Respond to court ordered referrals for male youth between their 12th and 18th birthday who are required to attend an Attendance Centre Program, as named in the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Provide a community based program dealing effectively with young persons who have come into conflict with the law
  • Maintain regular contact with referring and/or managing Probation Officers regarding youth’s progress and attendance in the program
  • Liaise effectively with Probation Officers, court staff, police, school boards and community resources
  • Complete an intake and assessment of youth placed in the program to determine needs, making referrals to outside agencies as necessary
  • Be involved in networking opportunities with community partners, to maintain the profile of the program and ensure strong linkages within the community
  • Be knowledgeable of outside resources available to youth within the community
  • Develop and facilitate group programming, as determined by needs of the clients in the program, providing individual programming and one-to-one support, as required
  • Train and manage all volunteers and students assigned to the program
  • Provide adequate on-site supervision of youth involved in all components of the program
  • Maintain professional documentation, in the form of assessments, case notes, discharge summaries and statistical information
  • Complete program statistical records and reports, as required
  • Conduct program development in response to the changing needs of the program
  • Adhere to the program budget
  • Perform any other related duties as required by the Executive Director or his/her delegate

Individuals with the following qualifications are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume via the following link: https://secure.collage.co/jobs/aysp on or before April 8, 2019.

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Experience working in the youth justice sector will be considered an asset
  • Possess an understanding of youth justice sector and services available to assist with improved functioning of positive and social behaviour
  • Experience and working knowledge of youth engagement strategies for youth in conflict with law, case management, interviewing and assessment skills
  • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Child and Family Services Act
  • Current Police Clearance/ Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Fluency in French or other alternate languages is considered an asset

Salary Range: $42,000 - $51,000

AYSP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, abilities and sexual & gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to a commitment to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist principles, with the expectation that the framework be reflected in day to day work. AYSP will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. For more information, please contact us at hr@aysp.ca.

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates being considered will be contacted.

Keywords: case management, youth services, youth engagement, youth justice, mental health, youth counsellor

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