• Youth Care Counselor,
Department of Justice, Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Center
Whitbourne, NL March April
Performs both individual and group counselling to young offenders, conducts
regularly structured group meetings to deal with behaviour, attends case
conferences, delivers learning programs such as; social life skills, literacy
training, recreation, substance abuse, anger management, behaviour evaluation
and vocational programs.
Interviews offenders upon admission and completes an intake assessment for
purposes of measuring the maturity level and criminogenic needs of residents.
Consults with other professional and line staff, participates in case planning
process, performs counselling and intervention practices.
Supervising, controlling and guiding residents on acceptable standards,
maintaining appropriate relationships, applying approved custodial,
rehabilitative, developmental, treatment and recreational plans and acceptable
standards of direct care for adolescents.
Conducts activity programs within the facility, guides and instructs residents
individually or in groups regarding correct social behaviour, adherence to rules,
fair play, acceptable table manners and personal hygiene.
Actively participates in staff training activities and meetings, may be required
to give police statements, appear in court, and provide escort services to
residents through the use of facility vehicles.
Provides onthejob training for other Youth Care Counsellors, student field
placements and volunteers.
• Client Services Representative,
Department of Youth Services and Post Secondary Education, Student Financial
Services Division, St. John’s, NL July December , June
September , July September
Providing general financial and career advice to students with respects to
Labour Market Trends.
Planning, coordinating, conducting, and evaluating information sessions for
client groups relative to the full range of financial assistance available to
individuals pursuing postsecondary education.
Managed and organized Student Financial Services information booth.
Disseminating Student Financial Services information to varied clientele.
Drafting responses and/or preparing briefing notes to ministerial
correspondence dealing with individual’s cases.
Providing information to clients relating to the Acts, Regulations, policies and
procedures of the various Federal and Provincial financial assistance programs.