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Youth Counsellor

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Job Order #: 5657146

Employer Name:
Partners Family Services
Wage/Salary Info:
Posted Date:
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
University Bachelor's Degree
1-2 Years
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How to Apply?:
Interested applicants may submit as cover letter, resume and at least 2 references by email only to No phone calls please

Application Information

Employer Name:
Partners Family Services

Employer Address:
PO BOX 2741

Contact Name:
Hayley Kennedy

Contact Phone:
(306) 682-4135

Contact Fax:
(306) 682-4154

Contact Email:

Employer Website:


PARTNERS Family Services is accepting applications for the position of Youth  Counsellor. This is a permanent position with 32.5 hours per week (.60FTE).

- BSW, BISW required; current registration with SASW or eligibility to register
- Minimum 2 years working with children, youth and families in clinical or community setting
-Valid First Aid/CPR
-Valid Class 5 SK Driver's Licence
- Clear driver's abstract
- Use of personal vehicle with $2 million dollars liability insurance

The Youth Counsellor reports directly to the Support Services Coordinator and is responsible for the following:

-Provide intake, advocacy and referrals for youth clients in the areas of family issues, mental health, housing, etc and access to resources
-Provide ongoing counselling services to youth 12-24 years of age who are experiencing challenges in the areas of mental health, family disharmony, social struggles, etc
- Provide services both in office and in client's home community
-Provide case coordination and support to families whose children/youth are accessing multiple services
- Ensure case plans and files are maintained to SASW and PFS standards
-Ensure that statistics are compiled, entered and submitted to the Executive Director monthly and quarterly
-Provide intake, crisis counselling, short term counselling, advocacy and referrals for drop in clients particularly in the areas of family issues, parenting concerns and access to resources
-Work with all team members to ensure that all PFS programs expectations are fully met


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Community service organization
 - Social and family service agency
Area of Social Work Specialization
 - Child welfare
 - Community development
 - Education and training
 - Socio-economic needs or conditions
Client Population
 - Child
 - Female
 - Male
 - Minority group
 - Personal or social adjustment difficulty
 - Adult
 - Adolescents
Specific Skills
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
 - Develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
 - Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and social programs
 - Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
 - Lobby for solutions to problems affecting client groups
 - Plan programs of assistance for clients
 - Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems
 - Provide public education and consultation regarding counselling services, issues and methods
 - Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
 - Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with a client group
 - Act as an advocate for client groups in the community
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Membership in a provincial association of social workers
 - Membership with the Canadian Association of Social Workers
 - Provincial certificate of registration
Additional Skills
 - Perform administrative tasks
 - Supervise other social workers, paid para-professional staff, student trainees and volunteers
 - Use computer applications


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