CYC Counsellor

Posting Date: Jun 10, 2024

Location: Lethbridge, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

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Within the Ministry of Children’s Services there are four Provincial Campus Based Care 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:


•    Lethbridge – PCBC



Job Information
Job Title: Child And Youth Care Counselor 
Job Requisition ID: 52023
Ministry: Children and Family Services
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time, On-Call Wage (Multiple)
Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Permanenet, Wage
Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidates Found
Classification: Child and Youth Care Worker 1
Salary: $2,233.21 to $2,862.44 bi-weekly or $28.82 to $36.93 hourly (Wage)

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.



•    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. 


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 positions available including Temporary, Permanent and On Call Wage opportunities. This competition will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies at our treatment centres.


Temporary and Permanent Employee Hours of Work:

Up to 7.75 hrs. daily/shift including days, evenings, night, and weekend shifts. Up to 38.75/ houea weekly


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)



•        Lethbridge , Alberta

Notes Continued

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 Care Centres. 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. Those who are matched to a vacancy will be contacted; those who are not will have up to 6 months to be considered while their certification is still valid.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

•    Working for the Alberta Public Service –
•    Pension plans:
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•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
•    Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements.
•    Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

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.


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You will need the following competencies to be successful in this role:
•    Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
•    Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
•    Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
•    Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
•    Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
•    Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills


How To Apply
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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.


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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 a copy of the role profile, please contact Lori Casey at