Child and Youth Counsellor/

Job Overview

a wide range ofcounseling services and support to assist children, youth, families andcommunities with behavioral, mental, andemotional problems by performing the following duties:


EssentialDuties and Responsibilities includethe following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Counselsclients whose behavior, school progress, or mental health indicates need forassistance.

  • Consultswith parents, teachers, and other professionals to determine causes of problemsand effect solutions.
  • Refersto, or recommends referral to other services or programs, and other tests andexaminations that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedialmeasures.
  • Attemptsto alter attitudes and behavior of parents and teachers that cause or aggravateproblems.
  • Servesas advocate between home, school, and community resources such as  courts, protective services,doctors, Ontario Works, etc.
  • Leadsgroup counseling sessions to enhance social development of individual membersand providesupport in areas such as grief, stress, ormood management.
  • Provideschild management training to parents/groups for all age ranges.
  • Identifiescrisis situations and responds according to agency policy.
  • Completesclinical and administrative forms which are required by the agency, in a timelymanner.
  • Providesupport/counseling to families especially in the area of child management andfamily functions.
  • Providesleadership to groups for children/youth/families in areas related to mentalhealth.
  • Coordinatessmall programs as required which may include some budget management and staffscheduling
  • Willrequire at least 50% of time after 3:00 pm and weekends.
  • Caseloadswill be limited to allow for 4 to 6 hours per family at start of service
  • Majorityof work will be in families own home or in their community (minimum 60%)
  • Majorityof service will direct itself toward developing parental capacity/competencyand child management


Educationand/or Experience                                                    

  • Child and Youth CounsellorDiploma or equivalent

  • Preference for experience in a children’s mental health setting
  • Must be bilingual (English and French)


 Please send resume to/S’il vous plaît envoyez votre CV à:
The Phoenix Centre
130 Pembroke St. W., Suite 200
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5M8
Fax: (613)735-2378 Email/Courriel: Web:


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