Part Time Weekend Youth Counsellor (Saturday - Sunday, 24 hours/week)

Posted: 01/13/2023

Location: Lang House, Orillia, Ontario
Salary: $22.00/hour
Start Date: Immediate
 
Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment center for youth 13 to 19 years of age struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Our program includes; a therapeutic wilderness program phase near Algonquin Park, followed by a live-in phase at our campus located on a 200-acre site 100 kms northwest of Toronto. Our program uses a progressive discharge approach that is complemented by an aftercare program. Our family-centered program is innovative and highly structured, and creates opportunities for adolescents to engage in a focused transformation process through a fusion of education, therapy, recreation, and life skills. The majority of our students are from Ontario. We receive funding support from the Ministry of Health and academic support through the Ministry of Education.
 
 
The YC role requires strong leadership, communication and positive role modeling skills and possess’ a work style that embodies creativity and initiative. Your specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize, support and/or participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities, including:
  • Daily life routines
  • Coordination of student tasks within home environment (ie: academic support)
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate all therapeutic/life-skills programming
  • Support youth in identifying and accessing community engagement opportunities (ie: job search/resume development, recreation clubs/programs)
  • Meal planning, budgeting and purchase, support student preparation of meals  and related kitchen duties
 
Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students through:
  • Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions
  • Development of student action plans
  • Coordination of student recreational activities and life-skills development
  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate student progress and support individual plan modifications as required
  • Help ensure goals of the program are fulfilled
  • Create and maintain a safe environment for students within the home
  • Manage and deescalate crisis situations that may arise at Lang House and/or with Lang House students in the community
  • Ensure individual therapeutic plan for the students are realized
  • Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner
Location: Lang House, Orillia, Ontario
Salary: $22.00/hour
Start Date: Immediate
 
Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment center for youth 13 to 19 years of age struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Our program includes; a therapeutic wilderness program phase near Algonquin Park, followed by a live-in phase at our campus located on a 200-acre site 100 kms northwest of Toronto. Our program uses a progressive discharge approach that is complemented by an aftercare program. Our family-centered program is innovative and highly structured, and creates opportunities for adolescents to engage in a focused transformation process through a fusion of education, therapy, recreation, and life skills. The majority of our students are from Ontario. We receive funding support from the Ministry of Health and academic support through the Ministry of Education.
 
 
The YC role requires strong leadership, communication and positive role modeling skills and possess’ a work style that embodies creativity and initiative. Your specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize, support and/or participate in daily student academic, recreational and therapeutic activities, including:
  • Daily life routines
  • Coordination of student tasks within home environment (ie: academic support)
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate all therapeutic/life-skills programming
  • Support youth in identifying and accessing community engagement opportunities (ie: job search/resume development, recreation clubs/programs)
  • Meal planning, budgeting and purchase, support student preparation of meals  and related kitchen duties
 
Providing exceptional leadership, mentoring and positive relationships with students through:
  • Participation in and facilitation of group meetings & discussions
  • Development of student action plans
  • Coordination of student recreational activities and life-skills development
  • Contribute, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team to evaluate student progress and support individual plan modifications as required
  • Help ensure goals of the program are fulfilled
  • Create and maintain a safe environment for students within the home
  • Manage and deescalate crisis situations that may arise at Lang House and/or with Lang House students in the community
  • Ensure individual therapeutic plan for the students are realized
  • Provide written reports as required in a timely and comprehensive manner

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Police Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Demonstrated sound judgement, integrity, patience, commitment and a sense of humour
  • CYW diploma or equivalent
  • Some experience and training with child and youth practices
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and professional
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and development
  • Valid First Aid Certification & Level ‘C’ CPR
  • Valid Driver’s License

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program.

 
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jess Bondy, Human Resources Manager, hr@pineriverinstitute.com or by Fax at 519-925-9220 or mail to Administration Office at 485289 County Rd 11 Unit 1, Shelburne ON L9V 3M8 by January 20 2023.
 
We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute ensures that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program.

 
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jess Bondy, Human Resources Manager, hr@pineriverinstitute.com or by Fax at 519-925-9220 or mail to Administration Office at 485289 County Rd 11 Unit 1, Shelburne ON L9V 3M8 by January 20 2023.
 
We thank all candidates who apply. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute ensures that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.