Child & Youth Counsellor (Casual 0.0 FTE)

Child & Youth Counsellor Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM24-022E
Title: Child & Youth Counsellor (Casual 0.0 FTE)
Position Status: Casual
FTE: 1
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Nights/Weekends
Department: Youth Psychiatry Program
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 4

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.  

  • Plan and implement Child and Youth Counsellor Programs to youth with early onset major psychiatric disorder.
  • Maintain appropriate records and statistics for regular reporting.
  • Confer and cooperate with other Child and Youth Counsellors, and treatment team members in the provision of comprehensive assessment and treatment services.
  • Ensure a safe and therapeutic milieu within the unit, including management of crisis situations.
  • Supervise Child and Youth Counsellor Students as needed.
  • Manage crisis situations and adhere to policy and guidelines for admission procedures.
  • Lead and participate in groups with patients and families.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment and Discrimination Free Workplace Policy.
  • Child & Youth Care Advanced Diploma or Bachelor of Child & Youth Care.
  • Experience in working with youth in “therapeutic milieu”.
  • Ability to create and maintain therapeutic relationships with youth and to relate to other team members.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, evenings and weekends and to be involved in all types of Child and Youth Counsellor Programs as set out by the Department/Program.
  • Ability to develop, implement and facilitate groups.                                    
  • Possess up-to-date CPR and Safety and Security in the Workplace workshop.
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively.
  • Knowledge of computers/ability to learn computer skills appropriate to patient record keeping needs.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary Range: 32.86 to  41.97 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.