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Casual School Support Counsellors I or II (3 Positions)
Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.
Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.
We are currently seeking 3 Casual School Support Counsellors I or II for our Specialized Learning Centres. Our Learning Centres (*in partnership with CBE) offer opportunities for achieving academic, social and emotional success to young people and families who have had previous unsuccessful school experiences and have lost or are at risk of losing their community school placement.
Starting Points: Counselling support for students in seven Calgary schools, in partnership with Calgary Separate School District.
George Wood*: Bowness campus school for youth in intensive/community-based residential care.
William Taylor*: Day-treatment school for community youth, and youth in residential care, at Parkdale Campus.
Children’s Village (CVS)*: A day-treatment community-based school in Renfrew for children 4-12 years who exhibit severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The School Support Counsellor is responsible for front-line care of young people admitted to Wood’s Homes school settings. The School Support Counsellor works collaboratively with various school personnel and liaises with the young person’s family and community.
This position reports to the Learning Centres Team Leaders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011.
Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: email@example.com. Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name – SSC Casual’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.