Job Posting 87823

Child and Youth Counsellor
The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)
Southern Ontario
closed 12 days ago (Fri, 23 Sep)
full time  •  22.06

   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING (Job Posting # 2022-147)


TITLE:                            Child and Youth Counsellor

POSITION TYPE:         Full Time – Permanent (Union)

SCHEDULE:                  Monday to Friday (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) (flexibility required)

REPORTS TO:               Program Manager




The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a provincial leader in the Deaf community. Our mission is to provide care and opportunities in a communication-rich environment that enhances the quality of life of those we serve. We are a highly motivated, collaborative team on a mission to improve the quality of life for those we serve. We take a person centered approach that aims to support and make a positive difference in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.  Our perks include but not limited to robust benefits program (for eligible employees), access to sign language classes, employee rewards & recognition program, comprehensive training and development, internal progression, and an opportunity to give back to the community.

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 visit or fax resume to 855.492.1612.
We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


        Posting Date: September 9, 2022                      Closing Date: September 23, 2022                        Start Date: September 26, 2022

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