CAS - Child & Youth Counsellor - CAPIS x3
Posting #: 2020-855109
Position: Child and Youth Counsellor (x3)
Department: CAPIS - Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Services
Hours:Various rotating shifts - Days &Nights-12 Hour shifts(Hours are subject to change based on operational needs.)
Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.
Working closely with the inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent interdisciplinary teams the Child and Youth Care (CYC) worker will collaborate on treatment plans for patients in the community, conduct home and community visits to address issues such as school compliance, or lack of follow through with office treatment and provide family with support while connecting them to appropriate services.
The CYC will work closely with the patient to address any housing issues, financial struggles and ensure that they have adequate skills for daily activities, such as grocery shopping, attending appointments, banking/ budgets, applying for appropriate supports, such as student welfare etc. Th e worker will accompany patient s to school if school compliance is an issue and will work closely with the Mental Health Liaison Nurse/ Social Worker to ensure the patient is receiving appropriate school accommodations.
From the inpatient unit, the CYC will assist patients by integrating them back into the school system to ensure a successful transition. For patients involved with our outpatient mental health program who are struggling with socializing with their peers due to their mental illness, the CYC will engage them in social activities such as attending the YMCA.
The CYC will work closely with the Child Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Nurses to ensure that progress or delay in treatment is articulated to ensure a seamless transition between the teams.The CYC will also play an important role for patients who attend the Emergency Department in ensuring that the patient and their family are connected with in a timely fashion and supported until engaged to appropriate services.
Halton Healthcare Services is seeking individuals who are competent in their chosen profession; patient/customer focused; team players; effective communicators; caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.
- CYW certificate and diploma or degree from a recognized community college or university.
- 3-5 years of child and adolescent experience preferably in the hospital setting
- Must have knowledge of children's psycho-social development
- Able to work independently and effectively within a team.
- Must have competency in assessing risk issues and being able to address concerns within the community
- Experience in working with high conflict families and the skill set in deescalating conflict.
- Understanding of the school system and support within the Halton community.
- Must have computer skills (Word Processing)
- Satisfactory employment and good attendance record
Date Posted:February 13, 2020
Internal Applications Due by:February 20, 2020
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.ca directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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