Counsellor – Youth – Keeping it Cool Program
Temporary part-time position. 10.5 hours per week
Daytime Thursdays and 2 – 3 evenings per week
September 8, 2015 to September 2, 2016
Under the general direction of the Counselling Team Program Coordinator, and as a member of the Health Promotion and Counselling Team, the Counsellor – Youth provides case management, outreach, and crisis intervention functions and participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for youth in the community. This position will be working in collaboration with other members of the Ottawa Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres in facilitating an anger management/anti-violence program called “Keeping It Cool”.
As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care. For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their skills and experience match the above qualifications in a separate 2 – 3 page attachment submitted with a résumé and cover letter (point form acceptable).
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience in counselling.
• Eligible for membership in an appropriate professional regulatory body (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers).
• Three to five years full-time experience in providing community-based mental health and counselling services including crisis intervention, group work, referral, and advocacy .
• Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current assessment and intervention techniques.
• Experience working with low-income youth in a community setting, with newcomers and multicultural populations, and with youth experiencing mental health issues. Previous experience with anger management/anti-violence groups/counselling is an asset.
• Experience in providing community-based services including outreach, crisis support and intervention, group work, referral and advocacy, education, health promotion strategies and community development.
• Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
• Experience in a non-profit, community-based organization.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources, relevant city service-provider networks, and community-based health care.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written; excellent time management and organization skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a crisis situation.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including Microsoft Office programs, client database software, and electronic record keeping in a client services setting.
• Availability to work occasional weekends
• Under Carlington’s designation to provide French Language Services, this position requires the following proficiency in the French language:
o French Oral Expression: Advanced +
o French Oral Comprehension: Advanced +
o French Reading: Advanced +
o French Writing: Advanced +
Salary: $24.76 – 29.73 per hour + 4% vacation pay
As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care. For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their education, skills, and experience match each of the position requirements listed above in a separate 2 – 3 page attachment submitted with a résumé and cover letter.
Send required application materials (cover letter, resume, and attachment described above) citing job reference “CKIC HPCT-42W” to: Human Resources Manager, Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Rd. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8; fax: 613-761-1805; email firstname.lastname@example.org (In MS Word .doc or pDF format, with your name and job reference “CKIC HPCT-42W” in subject header). Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2015 by 3:45 p.m.
Interviews will be held the week of August 17, 2015
The Centre is committed to employment equity.