Job Posting 85214

Support Counsellor, Nights
St. Leonard's Community Services
Hamilton area
Brantford, ON
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  Annual salary: starting at $37,226 plus shift premiums and benefits

ABOUT US

St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults, and families.

Our Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Peter Willis Residence assists federally sentenced men to transition to the community by offering individual counselling, group programs, and employment services, as well as providing clients with the skills and supports they need to achieve a productive, pro-social lifestyle.

As a Support Counsellor at the Peter Willis Residence you would:

  • Assist with established Support Plans and help clients develop the skills and resources they need to enhance their social functioning
  • Facilitate group programs
  • Monitor, distribute and document medication
  • Intervene and mediate client disputes
  • Assist in conducting irregular urinalysis and breathalyzer testing

Hours of work: Monday through Wednesday, 11 pm-8:30 am; Thursday from 11 pm-8 am, and as needed to accommodate needs of the program

Training: Initial comprehensive training related to all aspects of the role, as well as access to ongoing professional development

A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Annual salary: starting at $37,226 plus shift premiums and benefits

The Perks

  • A Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • An Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff
  • Fun events for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s combined student placement and/or paid experience working in a therapeutic and/or correctional residential setting or with individuals involved in the justice system
  • Be able to be granted Reliability Status
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Access to reliable transportation, as some travel may be required
  • Ability to manage exposure to vicarious traumatic stress
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19

Start date: as soon as possible

 

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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