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Job Number:  58328
Child and Youth Counsellor - Weekend (2019-103)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
(in 12 days)
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)
Region: Halton / Peel area Type: Full time
Location: Milton Salary: (not entered)



TITLE: Child and Youth Counsellor (2 vacancies)

POSITION TYPE: Full Time (Weekend) – Permanent (Union)

SCHEDULE: Thursday to Monday (40hrs/week), flexibility required as needed

REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor



The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions as a community centre for the Deaf and as a non-profit charitable provider of services for the Deaf. The organization exists to provide care and opportunities in a communication-rich environment that enhances the quality of life of those we serve.

Working in the Children’s Mental Health program, and reporting to the Program Supervisor, this position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision, monitoring and counselling of clients currently residing in the Children’s Residential Treatment Home- Drury Program. The Drury Program provides intensive community based- treatment options to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing, require a community-rich setting and who display complex behavioural, mental health and developmental needs.



  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of assessments, goals, and treatment plans for individuals in care establishing norms and structure that provide for a safe and growth-focused environment
  • Ensure supportive, safe, and predictable environment through the establishment of routines, limits and daily living skills
  • Participate in conjunction with the Program Supervisor and Clinical Team in the development and implementation of therapeutic programming through trend and data analysis and pre-developed curricula that supports individual and group treatment goals
  • Responds to crisis situations utilizing crisis intervention and SMG techniques
  • Lead and/or participate in treatment planning, service reviews, plan of care, program planning and evaluation meetings
  • Coordinate multi-sector services and supports for individuals including community appointments, community activities, school/employment and/or special program events such as trips
  • Engage in service planning with multi-disciplinary teams and professionals as it aligns with treatment goals
  • Participate in activities of day to day residential care including personal hygiene routines, daily activity schedule, operational duties and administrative duties
  • Engage in implementation of effective behaviour management strategies and provide supportive/motivational counselling as needed to individuals residing in home
  • Provide effective management of caseload requirements and agency reporting expectations through data collection, trend analysis, client profile maintenance and documentation
  • Physical activities including, but not limited to, lifting, bending and prolonged standing
  • Varying schedule including days, evenings and weekends


  • Diploma in Child and Youth Work, Social Service Worker or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience plus minimum of two (2) years working in a clinical setting with individuals with mental health needs, challenging behaviours and/or dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge and experience working within the Deaf community and fluency in ASL
  • Member or eligible to become a member of a recognized college in the field
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities, flexibility and adaptation to change
  • Strong written skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with youth, staff, and colleagues, and cross sector service partners
  • Possess sound judgement, creativity, initiative and integrity, and ability to set consistent and appropriate limits
  • Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Sharevision)
  • Committed to helping youth within an Interdisciplinary Team using individual and group processes
  • Mature and professional judgement in conflictual and high intensity situations
  • Working knowledge of relevant policy and legislation that impact children and youth including but not limited to: Child and Family Services Act, Abuse Reporting, Youth Justice Act and MCCYS Licensing and Compliance requirements
  • Current Quality Assurance Measures, Safe Management, Medication Administration, and WHMIS certification and be able to actively participate in all trainings
  • Full G Ontario Driver’s license with a clean driving record and access to vehicle
  • French language/LSQ an asset

Interested candidates please email resume to: Human Resources at or fax to (416) 449-8881.

Please contact the above if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process.

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting Date: October 15, 2019 Closing Date: October 28, 2019 Start Date: Immediate

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Contact Details
BRCCED Careers
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)
2395 Bayview Ave.
Toronto , ON, M2L 1A2

Tel: 416-449-9651

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