Job Posting 66418

Child and Youth Counsellor
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)
Halton / Peel area
closes in 6 days (Tue, 1 Dec)
full time  •  21.41/hour

POSITION TYPE: Full Time – Permanent (Union) 

SCHEDULE: 5 days per week, flexibility required as needed

REPORTS TO: Program Manager



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 Manager, 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 ,SMG techniques and individualized Behaviour Support Plan
  • 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, Social Service Worker or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience plus minimum two years working in a clinical setting with individuals with mental health needs, challenging behaviours and/or dual diagnosis
  • Member or eligible to become a member of recognized college in the field
  • Knowledge and experience working within the Deaf community and proficiency in ASL or demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt to Deaf Cultural environment
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting individuals with Trauma informed care and Person Directed approach
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities, flexibility and adaptation to change
  • Strong written skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with youth, families, staff and colleagues and cross sector service partners
  • Proven success in working alongside, or as part of a clinical treatment team
  • Possess sound judgement, creativity, initiative, integrity and ability to set consistent and appropriate limits
  • Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (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
  • Current quality assurance measures, safe management, medication administration, and WHMIS certification
  • Valid Ontario Full G Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • 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: November 17, 2020 Closing Date: December 01, 2020 Start Date: Immediate

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