MEd Student Placement

Nexus Youth Services
Fall 2018
File: Student #18-006

Nexus Youth Services is a fully accredited, community based, counselling and resource service for young people ages 14 to 24 who live in the Region of Peel and who are feeling isolated from support systems.

Nexus provides individual counselling services in both an office-based and community setting. In all aspects of service delivery, Nexus is committed to engaging youth and helping them to achieve their goals.

Under the direction of the Clinical Services Supervisor and/or their designate (Youth & Family Counsellor/Field Instructor), the Youth & Family Counsellor Student will participate in an active learning role as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and participate in the learning of a Youth & Family Counsellor. Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or their designate, the Student will provide strength-based case management, advocacy, and individual counselling to clients aged 14-24 while ensuring, to the extent possible, the safety and well-being of clients while be sensitive to client needs.

The successful incumbent will:
* Currently be pursuing a Master of Education in Counselling & Psychology;
* Have had a minimum of one previous placement;
* Possess knowledge of mental health needs, be able to relate those needs to behaviour, and support skill building within the school environment;
* 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 commitment as a Student with the program.

Please note, this is an unpaid internship/placement that will commence in September 2018. 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 2018.

At Peel Children's Centre/Nexus Youth Services 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.

Please submit a cover letter and chronological resume, referring to File # Student 18-006 by selecting “apply for this position” below. Please note that only applications submitted in Microsoft or PDF format will be accepted. In your cover letter, please include the length of the placement that you require, the hours per week of your placement as well as your availability.

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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