RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR (Awake Overnight)

Start date: ASAP
Location: near Shelburne, Ontario
Reports to:  the Program Manager
FULL TIME - 4 NIGHTS PER WEEK

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, communication, and positive role modeling skills combined with a work style that embodies creativity and initiative.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of students during the night (Approx. 10:00PM – 8:00AM), including visual checks every 15 minutes.
  • Remain awake through the night and respond to all emergencies and incidents.
  • Provide exceptional leadership, mentoring, and positive relationships with students.
  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, to the evaluation of student progress.
  • Organize, lead and participate in daily student activities including:
                 - Daily life routines
                 - Food preparation and related kitchen duties
  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general, and the individual therapeutic plans for the students, are realized.
  • Complete any assigned administrative support duties in a timely and professional manner.
  • Complete any housekeeping/maintenance support duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, patience, commitment, and a sense of humour
  • Some experience with and training in child and youth care practices
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and professional
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and development
  • Valid First Aid Certification & Level ‘C’ CPR
  • Valid F Class Driver’s Licence (obtained within 6 months of hire)

Interested candidates should apply with resume and cover letter to Gayle Dennison, Manager Human Resources at hr@pineriverinstitute.com by June 23, 2017.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.