Residential Youth Counsellor - Full Time Team Leader

 FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELLOR, Team Leader                           

(Weekly Rotating Shifts - 2 week AM, 2 week PM)

Start Date: September 3, 2018

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

Key Responsibilities

This position reports to the Team Therapist with responsibilities that include but are not limited to: lead and develop programming groups, organize, lead and participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities, including:


  • Daily life routines

  • Group therapy activities

  • Family Program activities

  • Academic tutoring and homework assistance

  • Food Preparation and related kitchen duties

  • Off-Campus trips, over-night camping trips

Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students through:

  • Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions

  • Development of student action plans

  • Coordination of student recreational activities

  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate student progress and plan individual plan modifications as required.

  • Help ensure the therapeutic goals of the program in general and the individual therapeutic plan for the students are realized.

  • Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner.


    Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity, patience, commitment and a sense of humour.

  • CYW diploma or equivalent

  • 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 License (obtaining F Class within 6 months if not qualified at your own cost.)

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison. Manager Human Resources in writing at by August 1, 2018

We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.