Youth Counsellor - City of Surrey
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Under the supervision of the Intervention Programs Manager, the Youth Counsellor provides professional counselling to Surrey youth (9 to 17) and their families with the goals of addressing criminal and negative behaviour as well as preventing such behaviour from occurring again.
Union - CUPE Local 402 - Regular Full-Time
- Meet with youth and/or parents to assess underlying reasons for a youth’s involvement in criminal activity and/or risky behaviour.
- Provide early intervention through short-term counselling as well as facilitate referrals to appropriate community resources in order to guide a youth toward healthy decision-making.
- Promoting behavioural change through rapport-building, education, skill development, and community partnerships will be key.
- Responsible for your own case management, case co-ordination, 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, families, and RCMP members as well as offer feedback (within confidentiality limits) to referring RCMP members regarding the outcome of each case.
- Represent the program on community committees and at various professional agency meetings.
- Connect with other youth counsellors in your unit at regular team meetings and as needed in order to strategize about case planning efforts.
- 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, counselling, or corrections.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License with safe driving record.
- Able to obtain and maintain the relevant level of RCMP enhanced security clearance throughout employment.
Applicants under consideration will be required to provide proof of qualifications and consent to an Enhances RCMP Security Clearance Check.