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New Job Counsellor, Child And Youth In Nova Scotia

counsellor, child and youth

Company : Alternative Programs for Youth and Families Inc.
Salary : $17.25 - $18.25 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

  • Human Development, Family Studies and Related Services, Other
  • or equivalent experience

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • MS Excel
  • MS Windows
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook

Additional Skills

  • Participate in fundraising activities
  • Supervise other counsellors, social service staff and assistants

Work Setting

  • Independent or private practice
  • Community service organization
  • Government department and/or agency
  • School or educational institution/establishment
  • Residential treatment centre

Specific Skills

  • Follow up results of counselling programs and clients' adjustment
  • Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
  • Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
  • Conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment
  • Provide expert witness testimony in court proceedings
  • Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
  • Counsel clients, provide therapy and mediation services, and facilitate group sessions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions, and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement toward defined objectives
  • Provide public education and consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues and methods
  • Prepare assessment, progress, follow-up and court reports
  • Liaise with community agencies or partners, and identify additional or alternative services and provide referrals

Security and Safety

  • Child abuse registry check
  • Child welfare check
  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Own vehicle
  • Willing to travel
  • Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Work under pressure

Work Location Information

  • Work in employer's/client's home
  • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability


  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Pension Plan Benefits
  • RRSP Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits