CYC Counsellor

Posting Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Lac La Biche, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Child & Youth Care Counsellor
Job Requisition ID: 58103
Ministry: Children and Family Services
Location: Lac La Biche
Full or Part-Time: On-call Wage (Multiple Positions)
Hours of Work: TBD
Permanent/Temporary: Wage
Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable found
Classification: Child & Youth Care Worker 1

Salary: (Wage) $28.82 to $36.93 hourly 


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Within the Ministry of Children’s Services there are four Provincial Campus Based Centres that provide 24-7 campus-based care to adolescents with significant trauma-related issues. Programs include both Intensive Treatment and Secure Services in the following facilities:


  • Provincial Campus Based Centre (PCBC) – Lac La Biche

Role Responsibilities

Do you have a vision of building strong communities where children and youth are valued, nurtured, and cared for?

We have an exciting opportunity to enhance your skills and experience working with youth who face a variety of significant emotional and behavioral challenges due to concerns of trauma, adverse childhood experiences, mental health, addictions and/or developmental disabilities.

To be successful in this position, you must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, treatment and trauma-informed practice, ability to apply theoretical knowledge of child and youth care practices, observation skills, supervision, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to complex and ever-changing environments.

Working collaboratively as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, where no two days are the same, you will be responsible for:


  • Participating in all aspects of individual therapeutic treatment planning.
  • Monitoring and recording behaviors and outcome progress.
  • Overseeing and arranging daily treatment plan activities; and
  • Supporting youth to be successful/working towards well-being.

Please click on this link to view the job description for this position.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.


This link will assist you with understanding competencies:




  • Related Diploma or Degree; no experience required


Related Education (either Diploma or Degree):


  • Human Service Worker, Social Work, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Correctional or Police Services, Psychology, Sociology, and Education.

Note: There are no equivalencies for Child and Youth care Worker 1. Candidates must possess, at minimum, a diploma in one of the previously listed educational areas.




  • A high cultural competency in Indigenous experience
  • Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma
  • Related experience in therapeutic campus-based care setting, working with indigenous populations, working in youth homes, teacher, educational assistant, crisis intervention, family counselling, youth counselling, youth correction work, childcare program development (Teacher, Educational Assistant, Psychologist) and behavioral therapy.
  • Current Certification in First Aid with CPR and Suicide Intervention


Note: Candidates who possess the assets listed above, or are interested in our High Prairie location, will be screened in first for interview. 

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification.  Refer to


A cover letter is not required with your application, as such it is important that your resume is detailed and accurate, listing your experience, as well as the months, years, your title, and duties you performed.

There are multiple On Call Wage positions available opportunities. This competition will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies at our treatment centers .

Wage Employee Hours of Work:


Hours depend on centre needs and will vary between 0-38.75 hours per week. Wage employees work on an on-call basis, receiving an hourly wage as well as $2.75 hourly evening shift differential, $3.25 hourly weekend premium as well as $5.00 shift differential for working night shifts. Employees are expected to be available a minimum number of shifts per week (depending on location)



  • Lac La Biche , Alberta


Pre-Employment Requirements:


As part of the application process, you are required to complete and satisfactorily qualify on:


  • Virtual multi-panel interview,
  • Academic credential check,
  • Professional and/or academic reference checks,
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector,
  • Intervention Record Check,
  • Alberta College of Social Workers Registration (if applicable)
  • Provide a Current 5 Year Commercial Driver Abstract


Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.


Candidates who incur a cost to complete any of the above listed pre-employment checks will be eligible for reimbursement if they are hired into a position in the Provincial Campus Based Centers. Please ensure that you keep your receipt or proof of purchase to complete the expense process once hired.

Candidate screening and interviews will be taking place periodically throughout the job posting. Interviews will be taking place virtually, and accommodation may be made if requested.

Successful candidates will be placed into a talent pool, at which point their pre-employment checks will be conducted and their suitability will be assessed.

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Lori Casey at