Job Posting 84778

Youth & Family Counsellor I or II
Wood's Homes
Edmonton area, Northern Alberta
Fort McMurray
closes in 66 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
part time  •  20.12-29.66

Wood’s Homes is looking for one (1) part-time Youth & Family Counsellor I or II to join our Therapeutic Foster Care Program—a new Program to be launched by Wood’s Homes later this year (Fall, 2022). Eligible candidates must reside in the Fort McMurray area.


Role Summary

Reporting to the Management of Wood's Homes as determined by each program, the Youth & Family Counsellor is the primary worker with children, youth and families, normally on rotating shifts that provide coverage twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, and is a contributing member of a team providing service to children, youth and families within a structured setting. The Youth & Family Counsellor will demonstrate due diligence in being exceptional in the delivery of high-quality services and in meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety Management System at Wood’s Homes.

Wood’s Homes pays a shift premium of three dollars ($3.00) per hour for all hours worked between 11:00 pm - 7:00 am.



  • Implementing and maintaining a structured setting fostering the development of personal and social functioning for each client.
  • Works effectively with other members of the clinical staff in providing a therapeutic milieu.
  • Maintains appropriate administrative and client records.
  • Is responsible for a variety of therapeutic responsibilities for particular children, youth and their families including attendance at case conferences, involvement in intervention strategies, consultations, school meeting, doctor’s appointments, family meetings etc. and related case management.
  • Is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with program functioning including meal preparation, cleaning, and transportation of children, youth and families.
  • Reports workplace hazards, unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or incidents (including near misses, injuries, or equipment damage) to their direct supervisor.
  • Executes other responsibilities as may be assigned.


  • Diploma/Undergraduate Degree in the Social Sciences, Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Nursing, and two (2) - four (4) years related experience in working with children, youth and families in a residential setting. 
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification. 
  • Experience in working with young people preferred. 
  • Current proof of professional registration may be required for certain diplomas or degrees.
  • Must have a class 5 driver’s license and own transportation. 

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