Full Time Program Counsellor

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Published
June 9, 2021
Location
Toronto
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Broadview Village
Salary Range:
$20.65 per hour
Address:
Etobicoke
Posting Expires:
June 18, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
https://broadviewvillage.ca/careers/

Description

Position Purpose Summary:

Broadview Village has 40+ years of providing outstanding support to adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. We are currently hiring a Full-Time Program Counsellor. This position reports to the Program Supervisor and is currently assigned to work in the Etobicoke area. This position is full-time and works 35 hours per week currently scheduled Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm, flexible to meet program needs. Location and scheduling assignments may change based on organizational and programmatic needs.

The Program Counsellor will promote opportunities to develop job readiness skills, developing social skills (coping strategies, appropriate interactions and relationships, mindfulness), life skills (cooking, budgeting, laundry, self-care), and Community Participation Activities.

This position also requires someone who has a passion for and takes initiative in the creation and implementation of programming.  The capacity to work collaboratively within a team is required, as well as with a large number of

stakeholders including: healthcare professionals, consultants, colleagues, community members, family members and friends. This position also requires a resilient direct support professional who is confident in navigating conflict, overcoming obstacles, and who is creative in providing support to individuals in crisis.

The Program Counsellor provides support to program participants within established policies and procedures including: Employment Standards, Salvation Army Accreditation, and Services & Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing teaching and support to Program participants
  • Facilitating programs that promote Community Inclusion and Employment
  • Providing support for participants’ personal development including supporting the Journey of Change and using the Outcomes Star tool for person centered planning
  • Implementing and following support protocols, behavior support plans
  • Providing counselling and assisting in the development of smart goals
  • Providing learning opportunities to participants
  • Following and promoting the program philosophy
  • Maintaining cleanliness of program/site
  • Undertake caseload of approximately 15-20 participants

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications:

  • Completed 2-3 year Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Diploma or other equivalent degree/diploma related to human services
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR, Level C
  • Ability to achieve Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate upon hire

Experience:

  • Preferred minimum 2-5 years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities and preferably working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental health challenges and developmental disabilities
  • Experience with implementing and updating Individual Support Plans

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Understanding of the Bio-psycho-social model
  • Understanding of Quality Behavioural Competencies
  • Strong counselling/de-escalation skills required
  • Proficient computer skills needed in Microsoft Office and email programs

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities:

  • Medication administration experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license an asset
Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening completed no less than 2 months prior to date of hire
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 35 hours per week currently scheduled Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm, flexible to meet program needs

 

 

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

 

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