Youth Counsellor

City of Surrey

City of Surrey

RCMP Support Services

Youth Counsellor - 5 Year Project

The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping to Build a City. Build a Future—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.

Under the supervision of the Intervention Programs Manager, the Youth Counsellor provides professional counselling to Surrey youth in an outreach capacity with the overarching aim of preventing and reducing criminal and negative behaviour. We are currently hiring for two full-time temporary project positions, up to five years in length.

  • Meet with youth and families to assess underlying reasons for a youth’s involvement in criminal activity and/or risky behaviour.
  • Provide early intervention through short-term counselling.
  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate community resources in order to guide youth toward healthy decision-making.
  • Promote behavioural change through rapport-building, education, skill development, and community partnerships.
  • Case management, case coordination, assessment of youth and family risk factors, and collaborative development of individualized program plans.
  • Record ongoing confidential progress reports of counselling sessions through summaries and recommendations.
  • Provide professional guidance to other community professionals and RCMP members.
  • Represent the program on community committees and at various professional agency meetings.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

Working Hours and Environment
  • Provide outreach-based services working with youth and families in the community such as schools, civic facilities, and parks.
  • 40 hour flexible workweek determined with the manager, based on client’s needs.
  • Work primarily weekdays but some evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Grade 12 supplemented by a University Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience working with youth or counselling youth.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Special consideration given to people with previous experience working with Indigenous youth and families.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License with safe driving record, as well as access to a personal vehicle.
  • Able to obtain and maintain the relevant level of RCMP enhanced reliability security clearance throughout employment.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

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Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Police Services, Security/Crime Reduction, Program Management/Services
Posted: January 18, 2019, 1:38 pm
Expires: February 28, 2019, 4:30 pm

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