Job Posting 86290

Youth Wellness Counsellor
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Halton / Peel area
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 8 Aug)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $29.00/Hour

POSITION: Youth Wellness Counsellor
PROGRAM: Settlement Program
WORK HOURS: 30 Hours/Week
RATE OF PAY: $29.00/Hour
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Contract for 1 Year

DBNC is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga including newcomers to Canada, youth, seniors, and families. As a part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, in an environment of continuous learning with development opportunities.

This role is geared to contribute to the expansion of wellness services for children and youth within the East region of Mississauga. This position will collaborate within an interdisciplinary team of health professionals across the region/community network, as well as within DNBC’s team structure, in support of goals that align with and achieve DBNC’s Strategy, Mission, Vision, and Values. The Youth Wellness Counsellor works in partnership with community organizations and service partners/providers to deliver health and wellness programs and supports for individuals and the community.


  • Work with individuals (children and youth up to age 24) and their families in the community to identify their needs, provide short-term support, and assist with accessing further community supports through internal/external referrals.
  • Act as an advocate for clients to provide assistance/links to a variety of resource networks, services, and programs in the community to improve their overall health and well-being.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs, services, and community initiatives in response to community needs in order to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork (i.e. registration forms, permission forms, incident reports, attendance, feedback forms etc); statistics and reports/evaluations are completed.
  • Provide supervisory duties to student placements and/or volunteers through ongoing coaching, support, and direction as required.
  • Complete program proposals and evaluations to align with the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Actively lead/participate in internal collaborative efforts, projects/committees and networks as applicable, to influence/ keep abreast of trends, best practices and partnerships to advance the agency’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Other duties as required for the scope of the role, and as assigned by the Settlement Programs Manager
  • Assess gaps between available services and client needs; provide input into program development
  • Respond to program inquiries and referrals.
  • Develop and cultivate partnerships with youth-serving agencies
  • Compile and submit accurate and timely monthly reports.
  • Support DBNC initiatives including, focus groups, volunteer appreciation, and other special events.
  • Ensure that client files are kept up to date and confidential


  • Post-secondary education/degree/diploma, preferably in health/social services, with a minimum of 2 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Proven ability to effectively support and advocate for clients, collaborate with other interdisciplinary team members as well as effectively function independently with clients.
  • Facilitation skills for community programs.
  • Familiarity with client records systems (e.g., PS Suite), intermediate computer skills in word processing, email, and PowerPoint are essential, some knowledge of Microsoft, Access, Excel, and the ability to explore the Internet.
  • Demonstrate effective risk management, as aligned with policies, procedures, and protocols (e.g Health & Safety; AODA requirements; Respect in Workplace; violence prevention and other operational policies, etc.).
  • Proven communication (including facilitation, public speaking, and presentation skills), conflict resolution and negotiation skills with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven research, evaluation, and planning skills and ability to effectively support children, youth, and their families regarding their mental health and wellness.
  • First-Aid/CPR training, High Five training, and Mental Health First-Aid are an asset
  • Fluency in another language other than English is considered an asset
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Mandatory police check - completed within the last six months

Please submit a resume and cover letter with reference no: 022-060 in the subject line by August 8th,2022 to 
(Applications with the reference number will only be considered)

Human Resources Department
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

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