STUDENT PLACEMENT - CHILD & YOUTH WORKER, Connect Program (Fall 2017) :

File: Student #17-010

Peel Children's Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience serious emotional difficulties. Our services are provided in a dynamic, client-centred environment that values flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness.

The Connect Treatment and Recreational Program is a collaboration between the Intensive Child and Family Services Program of Peel Children’s Centre and the Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel. Individualized treatment plans focus on each client’s social, emotional, behavioural and educational needs. Interventions are primarily provided after-school, with some resources available to support clients in school.

Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or his/her designate (Child and Youth Counsellor/Field Instructor), the Child and Youth Counsellor Student will participate in an active learning role as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and participate in the learning of a Child and Youth Counsellor. Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or his/her designate, the Student must ensure, to the extent possible, the safety and well-being of clients in the Connect services setting and be sensitive to client needs.

The successful incumbent will:
  • Currently be pursuing their third year of education within the Child and Youth Worker Diploma (3 year);
  • Have had a minimum of two previous placements;
  • Possess knowledge of mental health issues and the have the ability to apply behavioural skills;
  • Have above average interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Have the ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Possess a proven ability to use tact and judgement in a respectful manner and the ability to apply these skills in a variety of settings;
  • Have an ability to learn as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to work collaboratively under the guidance of a Supervisor and/or Field Instructor;
  • Have basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and email software;
  • Possess reliable transportation to fulfill the commitment as a Student with the program.

Please note, this is an unpaid internship/placement that will commence in September 2017. All successful candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check prior to the commencement of employment. In addition, all students must participate in a mandatory orientation to the program that will be held in August 2017.

At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply no later than April 30, 2017.

Please submit a cover letter and chronological resume, referring to File # Student 17-010 by selecting "Apply for this position" below. In your covering letter, please include the length of the placement that you require, the hours per week of your placement as well as your availability.

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If selected to participate in the assessment and/or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used. If a selected applicant requests an accommodation, we shall consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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