JOB POSTINGS

The following postings are currently open:

Job Title: SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION COUNSELOR (Click to open)

INTERNAL POSTING    (Download this posting HERE) 

Job Description – SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION COUNSELOR:
Provides assessment, counseling, skill building, support, and case management services to children and youth under the age of 19 who have been sexually abused. Also provides support to their parent(s)/caregivers/families

Last Updated: April 4, 2018

Benchmark:  CLINICAL COUNSELOR

Standard Wage Grid: 16P – $30.66hr – $35.75hr

Hours:  8.75 hours per week

Job Summary

SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION COUNSELOR:
Service Responsibilities:

  1. Provides an initial therapeutic response to caregivers and families as soon as possible after child/youth’s disclosure of sexual abuse, for example crisis intervention, critical incident stress debriefing; outlines services provided by the program.
  2. Gathers information relevant to child/youth’s disclosure by interviewing, observing behavior, meeting with caregivers and service providers.
  3. Conducts analyses of the information gathered to provide an assessment of the child/youth’s needs in accordance with the provincial Guidelines on Standards for Sexual Abuse Intervention Programs; conducts an assessment of any relevant legal implications related to the disclosure including, but not limited to, a report to the Ministry for Child and Family Development.
  4. Develops and implements counseling plans and interventions using a variety of therapeutic counseling techniques drawn from theoretical frameworks such as family systems, post-traumatic stress, solution-focused, etc.
  5. Monitors child’s progress and provides follow-up planning and services, as required.
  6. Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling plans, reports child/youth’s progress, and discusses case management and related concerns with other involved professionals.
  7. Provides information, emotional support advocacy to the child and/or individual members of child’s family and makes referrals to other community service providers, resources, and professionals as required.
  8. Provides skill building in areas of parenting skills, anger management, or self-management techniques.
  9. Maintains related records and statistics as per Ministry contract and produces reports as required.
  10. Provides educational/consultation services to other service providers involved with the child/youth; provides consultation to inquiries related to sexually intrusive behaviors of children.
  11. Preforms other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • This position requires a Masters Degree
  • 2 years related experience
  • Additional specialized course content related to child sexual abuse, assessment, and treatment a benefit.

Job Skills and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated capacity to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in developing coordinated and integrated Responses.
  2. Well-developed verbal and non-verbal skills and sensitivity in creating a supportive environment for traumatized children.
  3. Demonstrated interviewing, assessment, and counseling skills.
  4. Demonstrates good judgement in defining goals and strategies
    and the ability to involve children/youth and their families in making decisions about goals and strategies.
  5. Ability to use a range of appropriate evidence based treatment options, referral sources, and work with people to develop other alternatives.
  6. Demonstrated skill and sensitivity in recognizing and
    responding to differences and needs with respect to such
    aspects as culture and gender.
  7. Good organizational, case management, time and stress management skills this position requires the use of your own automobile in the performance of duties.

This position is open to female & male applicants.

This position requires union membership.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO:  Kristein.johnson@cdcss.ca

info@cdcss.ca

FAX TO:   250-365-2154

DROP OFF TO:  1007 2ND Street,  Castlegar, BC   V1N 1Y4

 

Job Title: PEACE PROGRAM COUNSELOR (Click to open)
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PEACE PROGRAM COUNSELOR

PEACE – (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment Program)
Provides individual and group counseling to children between the ages of 3-18 who have witnessed abuse, threats or violence in the home. Provides emotional and parenting support for the parents regarding the impact of witnessing violence on their children;

Last Updated: April 4, 2018

Benchmark:  Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor- Art Specialist

Hours – 22 hours per week

Standard Wage Grid: 14P $ 26.75hr – $31.16hr

 

Job Summary

PEACE:
Service Responsibilities:
1. Interviews children, prepares case histories, and outlines services provided by the agency.
2. Assesses the impact of witnessing abuse on the child and prepares a counseling plan in conjunction with the parents/caregivers.
3. Assesses group readiness of children and provides individual counseling for those not ready for group or when developmental age group is not available.
4. Conducts individual counseling with the child and/or individual members of his/her family in such a manner that promotes the process of healing and that teaches the child non-violent ways of resolving conflict, may use art therapy and play therapy and other methods based on need.
5. Develops and conducts psycho-educational support groups for children; conduct post-group interviews with children and/or their families; recommends follow-up services where necessary.
6. Provides information, emotional support, and advocacy to the child and/or individual members of child’s family and makes referrals to other community service providers, resources, and professionals as required.
7. Participates in or initiates case conferences with other professionals as required.
8. Maintains related records and statistics as per Ministry contract and produces reports as required.
9. Maintains current knowledge of issues and resources related to abuse and violence; conducts presentations and public awareness activities aimed at stopping intergenerational cycle of abuse; participates in relevant community/regional committees to ensure client-centered, coordinated services.
10. Preforms other related duties as required.
(ii) Skilled in group process and facilitation techniques; skilled in teaching safety techniques and in providing advocacy services.
(iii) Ability to work effectively with other agency staff, agency teams, and with community.
(iv) Good organizational, case management, time and stress
management skills.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related human/social services field
  • Requires 2 years related Experience.
  • Additional specialized course content related to child abuse, assessment, and treatment are beneficial.

 

Job Skills and Abilities:

(i) Demonstrated capacity to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in developing coordinated and integrated Responses.
(ii) Well-developed verbal and non-verbal skills and sensitivity in creating a supportive environment for traumatized children.
(iii) Demonstrated interviewing, assessment, and counseling skills.
(iv) demonstrates good judgement in defining goals and strategies
and the ability to involve children/youth and their families in making decisions about goals and strategies.
(v) Ability to use a range of appropriate evidence based treatment options, referral sources, and work with people to develop other alternatives.
(vi) Demonstrated skill and sensitivity in recognizing and
responding to differences and needs with respect to such
aspects as culture and gender.
(vii) Good organizational, case management, time and stress management skills This position requires the use of your own automobile in the performance of duties.

This position is open to female & male applicants.

This position requires union membership.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO:  Kristein.johnson@cdcss.ca

info@cdcss.ca

FAX TO:   250-365-2154

DROP OFF TO:  1007 2ND Street,  Castlegar, BC   V1N 1Y4

YOUTH CENTRE PROGRAM WORKER (Click to open)

Job Title:       YOUTH centre program worker  (Download this posting HERE)

Last Updated: April 4, 2018

Benchmark: Adult, youth and/or child worker

Standard Wage Grid: 11 $19.39 – $22.58

Hours:  8-12 hours per week – FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE/ EVENINGS

Reports To

Program Coordinator / Executive Director

Job Summary

The Program Worker with the Youth Action Network Centre, under the direction of the Program Supervisor, will primarily be responsible to work with all youth accessing the centre. This position will collaborate with the coordinator and volunteers to implement, coordinate, and evaluate youth needs.  This role will also respect and protect the rights of clients. This is a union position.

Job Duties

  • Act as a support for youth within the community by assisting them with concerns, referrals, and support.
  • Maintain a file system and intake to ensure that information is relevant to client needs, risks, observed behaviors, and current plan with other support staff.
  • Collaborate with members of the team to plan, implement, coordinate, and plan programming around the needs of the youth.
  • Respect and protect the rights of youth, including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; and their right to privacy and dignity
  • Ensure monthly calendar for youth centre activities and events is prepared and developed based on the wishes of the youth, and in consultation with staff.
  • Under the guidance of supervisor, assist in development and facilitation of workshops on self esteem, self confidence, boundaries, and other psycho-educational workshops.
  • Collaborate with CDCSS staff and external agencies to accesses specialized facilitators to conduct workshops in relevant areas (grief, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Provide direct and comprehensive care and assistance to youth with specialized and complex needs through individual sessions, using listening skills, conflict resolution, group work, providing referrals for addictions and mental health, providing education and information on various subjects such as family dynamics, gender identity, relationships, bullying and others that may arise.
  • Schedule or conduct follow-up appointments/evaluations with youth and at times their families
  • Assess, evaluate, plan, and revise youth care/support
  • Encourage open communication among youth when discussing issues, problems, or concerns, centre rules and safety, and youth issues in a safe and welcoming environment
  • Ensure commitment to quality, youth safety, and risk management initiatives by following policies and procedures set out by the Agency
  • Provide education and one-one support to youth and families
  • Demonstrate cooperation with staff members in order to ensure efficiency of care and support for youth
  • Protect the health and safety of others by adopting safe work practices and reporting unsafe conditions immediately
  • Other duties that may arise

Job Requirements

  • Diploma in a field appropriate to the position (Social Work, Child and Youth Care), a combination of 1 experience and education considered.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO:  Kristein.johnson@cdcss.ca

info@cdcss.ca

FAX TO:   250-365-2154

DROP OFF TO:  1007 2ND Street,  Castlegar, BC   V1N 1Y4