Residential Counsellor - Group Home - John Howard Society NL Inc.

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2022

Job Detail





  • Bachelors degree


1 to less than 7 months

Work site environment

  • Child welfare
  • Corrections
  • Crime prevention

Work setting

  • Group home
  • Correctional facility



  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
  • Administrative and office activities
  • Implement life skills workshops
  • Housekeeping activities
  • Food preparation
  • Provide suicide and crisis intervention
  • Resolve conflict situations
  • Supervise activities of clients living in group homes and half-way houses
  • Supervise childrens visits with parents to ensure their safety
  • Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs
  • Accompany clients to appointments and social outings


  • 3-4 people


Certificates licences memberships and courses 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate

Experience and specialization

Target audience

  • Adolescents
  • Females
  • Males
  • Persons with mental health disabilities
  • Young offenders

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Child Abuse Registry check
  • Child welfare check
  • Drivers validity licence check

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Work under pressure

Weight handling

  • Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Team player


Financial benefits

  • As per collective agreement

Long term benefits

  • Pension plan

Other benefits

  • Learning/training paid by employer