Freedom Quest Youth Services hires individuals who are passionate about supporting young people who have been negatively impacted by substance use as well as other adversities. Freedom Quest is an organization that is made up of creative, team-oriented, knowledgeable and skilled individuals who have backgrounds in child & youth care, social work, counselling, psychology, and related fields. Not sure you have what it takes? Your passion and non-judgemental approach to relationships is valued here!
Are you our next Day Treatment Facilitator?
Job Title: Day Treatment Facilitator Start Date: September, 2020 Position Duration: Permanent (3-month probation) Hours/week: 21 hours/week Hourly wage: $22-$24/hour Vacation: 4 weeks/year Benefits: Full benefits paid by employer, 5% RRSP Contribution Office Location: 349 Columbia Ave., Castlegar, BC Communities Served: Regional (Trail, Nelson, Castlegar, Salmo, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Kaslo, & surrounding areas)
Application Deadline: Friday, July 17th, 2020 @ 5pm Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program & Position Summary
The Day Treatment Program is a reflexive and eclectic program that grounds itself in client-centered, non-judgmental, harm reduction, and trauma-informed ways of working. The curriculum is co-constructed by participants and is dependent on their unique needs and goals. The curriculum may cover any of the following topics: healthy relationships, grounding, taking care of yourself, compassion, honesty, triggers, grief/loss, anger, strengths and interests, trauma, boundaries, substance-specific information and resources, stages of change, communication, conflict resolution, self-esteem/self-image, mental health, self-harm, suicide, sleep, gender & sexuality, and/or core values.
Tools and techniques from the following approaches and models of individual and group counselling are most commonly referenced/utilized in day treatment programming:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Seeking Safety Group
Interpersonal Processing Group
Skills Development Group
Additionally, the Day Treatment Program imbeds activity-based therapeutic recreation in the program with the support of Freedom Quest’s Recreation Coordinator. The Day Treatment Facilitator is anticipated to allocate their time to the tasks below, however, they and the Day Treatment Coordinator have the flexibility to manage the program schedule and task list according to the needs of program participants as well as to the needs of the agency and the contract. Because of the nature of the Day Treatment Program, it is assumed that all tasks will be conducted by both the Day Treatment Coordinator and Facilitator in close collaboration and co-facilitation. Few tasks are designed to be done in isolation. The two positions work together 3-days/week to offer 3, structured, 6-week day treatment programs a year for youth ages 12-19. This program may also have opportunity to provide more focused groups in addition to the regular programming based on identified need (example: Supported Recovery Group, Parent Support Program). Programming requires flexibility with the possibility of some evening, weekend and overnight work hours being required.
cultivate community partnerships
co-facilitate youth intake interviews
co-facilitate youth exit interviews
collaborate on developing program activities, curriculum, and documents
attend and actively participate in all program and client focused planning/debrief meetings
co-facilitate program curriculum
enact a safe therapeutic environment that is grounded in the principles of the program and the agency
provide after care for alumni
implement all assigned roles and responsibilities regarding program evaluation, meal, and transportation plans for each group
implement roles and responsibilities outlined in each clients Individual Service Plan
collect program data
other duties as assigned by the Day Treatment Coordinator
submit agency timesheet
attend and actively participate in all general staff meetings and other agency-specific tasks
Knowledge Skills, and Abilities
A degree in child and youth care, social work or related field with specialization in administering substance use treatment programming. A combination of education and experience that would be equivalent may be accepted.
Individuals with certifications, trainings or experience in outdoor recreation activities preferred.
Three years of experience working with youth who are adversely affected by substances
Three years of experience working with youth in group settings
Three years of experience working with youth in outdoor recreation settings
Sound knowledge of and experience in administering substance use treatment best practices
Experience working in a counselling capacity
Experience working from harm-reduction, client-centred, strengths-based, attachment and trauma-informed approaches
One year of experience driving a 15-passenger vehicle (preferred)
Valid Driver’s License (Class IV, unrestricted, required)
Reliable Vehicle (required)
Current First Aid and CPR Certification (required, Wilderness First Aid preferred)