Youth Counsellor – CYMH Treatment Centre (Overnight Awake)

Job Posting #: 1467-19

Position Summary:

The Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Treatment Centre in North Bay serves youth living in the Districts of Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka.  Mental health treatment and support is administered at the eight‑bed treatment facility, which is open 24/7.

The Youth Counsellor – CYMH Treatment Centre (Overnight Awake) provides mental health treatment services and support in order to provide a therapeutic environment to help youth acquire functional and adaptable behaviours and build healthy relationships.  In addition, the successful candidate will prepare and cook meals; maintain a clean and safe environment; and, conduct regular check-ins on clients throughout the night hours.

Hours Of Work:

Permanent .8 FTE (28 hours per week)


North Bay, ON

Hourly Rate/Salary:

  • Minimum $18.08 to maximum $22.90 per hour;
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date:

Closed: April 15th, 2019


  • Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, Recreation Therapy, Community and Justice Services, or Mental Health and Addictions Worker diploma
  • One (1) year direct or two (2) years related work experience
  • Knowledge and experience working with children/adolescents and providing treatment and support for mental health concerns
  • Experience including supporting children and youth with complex needs and their families preferably in a residential setting
  • Knowledge and experience with child management techniques
  • Safe Food Handling certificate and experience in food preparation for groups, including menu planning, bulk purchasing and cost control would be considered an asset
  • Ability to perform thorough cleaning and light maintenance tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work within a team
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates considered an asset
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training would be considered an asset
  • Experience using a Client Information Management System, such as EMH Ware, would be considered an asset
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in a variety of software packages
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s licence and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to be insured under the Agency’s vehicle insurance policy
  • Preference will be given to bilingual (French/English) candidates
  • Clear Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector search

Application Process

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Hands offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Hands regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting competition #1467-19, to:

Human Resources Department
Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca
391 Oak Street East
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 1A3
[email protected]