Human Services Counselor (3013) - #104733

Vitalité Career Centre


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bathurst, NB
Contract type: Full time

NOTE: Applicants must attach a resume to their application.

JOB SUMMARY:

Develop and implement therapeutic programs and capitalize on daily events to facilitate learning and change within therapeutic relationships. Apply the theory and research on human growth and development to promote the optimal physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cognitive and affective development of youth so they have every chance of becoming adults living healthy and positive lives. Emphasize the strengths and assets of youth rather than their pathologies. Intervene with a process that is sensitive to the trauma experienced, based on attachment theory and designed to meet the socio-affective needs of youth.

This person working with youth plays a crucial role at the unit. Their role consists of building and maintaining helping relationships with youth needing treatment in a specialized facility due to their complex mental health problems. This person’s interventions must foster the socio-affective wellness of youth and promote change leading to improvements in the affective, social and behavioural components of their daily lives.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED);
  • An additional human services program/course of over six months and up to one year or equivalent;
  • Training in non-violent intervention in crisis situations or commitment to follow it.
  • Training in the prevention and management of suicidal behaviours within a psychiatric facility or commitment to take such training;
  • Current BLS certificate;
  • Good judgement and organizational skills;
  • Creativity to work with young people with complex needs;
  • Ability to use various intervention techniques innovatively.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Physical ability to perform assigned duties;
  • Good previous work history (performance and attendance);
  • Adherence to professional ethics principles, to the Network management philosophy and organizational values;
  • Compliance with the rules of confidentiality established by the Vitalité Health Network.
  • Written and spoken competence in French and spoken competence in English is required.

NOTE:

  1. Must possess a valid license in accordance with the reuirements of the New Brunswick Mortor Vehicle Act.

  • The above requirements may be verified through oral, written or practical tests during the selection process.
  • Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
  • The employer reserves the right to shorten or extend temporary assignments for operational reasons.
  • We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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