Specific Department and Program:
Number of positions required:
Apr 13, 2021
Child and Youth Counsellor x2
CAPIS – Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Services
Temporary Full-Time for approx. 6 months
Various 8 and 12-hour shifts – days and nights (0730-1930, 0900-2100 and 1930-0730). 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 mental health interdisciplinary teams and the Inpatient Paediatric Unit, the Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC) will collaborate on treatment plans and provide support to hospitalized patients and families.
Specifically, the initial assignment will see the CYC work closely with hospitalized youth with eating disorders and their families to help meet food intake goals, provide support and guidance during meal times and contribute to treatment plans for care beyond medical stabilization. The CYC may also work with youth on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service (CAPIS) to help support patients and families as they work towards developing and meeting mental health goals.
The CYC will work closely with Paediatricians, Child Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Nurses to ensure that progress or delay in treatment is articulated to ensure a seamless transition between teams.
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
Knowledge about or interest in paediatric eating disorders would be an asset
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: April 13, 2021
Internal Applications due by: April 20, 2021
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.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
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