Deadline Date: 18-Jan-2021
Organization: Kids Help Phone
Title: Crisis Intervention/ Texting Supervisor
Reports to: Manager Texting Supervisor
Location: Remote (Work from home role, must be located anywhere in Canada)
8:00 PM to 6:00 AM EST OR 3:30 PM to 1:30 AM EST
Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Week 2 - Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
Rate of Pay: Based on experience
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7, bilingual (English and French) professional counselling, information and volunteer support service for young people.
Since 1989, we have offered kids, teens, and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support through our free, anonymous service, which research shows significantly improves youth mental health.
Young people reach out to Kids Help Phone from every corner of the country via phone, Live Chat, our internationally-recognized website, and through our confidential volunteer-led texting service in addition to having access to our database of local youth-serving programs. Kids Help Phone is a registered Canadian charity, and we raise the majority of our revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising. Thanks to our generous donors, we can work to achieve our vision of a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need, in the way they need it most.
Kids Help Phone offers a 24/7 service providing support to youth through texting. The Supervisor, Crisis Intervention / Texting at Kids Help Phone will recruit, train and provide real-time supervision of remotely located volunteer responders.
You’ll already have the following:
Strong risk assessment skills about Child Welfare/Safety concerns, Suicide/Self-Harm, Substance Abuse etc.
Good clinical judgement and understanding of your responsibilities regarding confidentiality
Strong work ethic and professionalism Abilities to work through chats over phone texts
Ability to adapt to both the ever changing client and organizational needs
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task when needed
Strong empathy and listening skills
Demonstrated excellent communication, facilitation and decision-making skills
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the team
Demonstrated commitment to best practice and quality improvement
Commitment to the vision and goals of the organization
Accredited member, Imagine Canada Standards Program. Scent free environment.
Kids Help Phone is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity of people and communities, and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users.
Kids Help Phone is committed to providing barrier-free environment and accommodation in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources person if your require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.