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    11 to 50
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    Red Deer
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Salary estimated from 92 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

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Rating is calculated based on 22 reviews and is evolving.



Youth and Family Counsellor in Red Deer, AB
on 12 March 2021
Great place to work to gain experience.
Overall had a good experience working here. Can be very stressful and draining especially through covid and lock-downs but team pulled through. Colleagues were amazing. Management has years of experience so are very knowledgeable and supportive. Met some amazing kids.
Youth and Family Counsellor in Red Deer, AB
on 9 September 2022
Climbing up the ladder
I am new to the group care field but with being here for about a year I am already seeing advancement for myself in the Youth and Family Counsellor role. I like working somewhere that celebrates birthdays, staff meetings, constant trainings, supervision and staff holiday functions. Sometimes I come into the workplace with baked treats and depending on the time of the shift food is always covered for me. It makes school and working full-time less stressful having food costs covered. It is a demanding job and youth are at risk youth. Not easy to deal with but it has allowed me to grow in the area to help them. This job isn't for people who find psych fascinating but more so for people who like hands on work in the field.
Youth Worker in Red Deer, AB
on 3 March 2022
One of the few group home environments I have worked at where management actually has their sh* together.
They are structured, give excellent training and support. The amount of support and structure is something I didn't realize was as good as it was until I worked at other group homes. Obviously as any job for non-profit it has its ups and downs but this company is overall amazing.
Youth and Family Counsellor in Red Deer, AB
on 16 February 2022
Do Not Work Here
If you want to be sworn at all the time and be everyone's punching bag, then you can apply here. Honestly, I spent most of my nights crying. Managers, the kids, and coworkers are always trying to put you down and say how incompetent you are. Trust me, save yourself!
Youth & Family Counsellor in Sylvan Lake, AB
on 2 October 2021
Great job IF you have a super thick skin, can be dangerous at times
The nature of this work is extremely stressful, but if you can get past that, this has potential to be an amazing job. For the first few weeks I genuinely loved the position, but then once I had the basics of the job it became extremely stressful. The biggest issue with the job is that they are so chronically short staffed that you as employees are left in stressful and unsafe situations alone to handle things without the necessary training to actually handle the situations, as a lot of the necessary trainings do not happen within the initial 10 day training period. You have to read a giant policy and procedure manual which in no way prepares you for the situations that may come up, and are told by supervisors “call on-call if anything goes wrong” which does not help you in the case of a true emergency. I ended up stepping down from the position a month and a half in as an extremely unsafe situation came up, and when I spoke with my supervisor about it and told them I was no longer willing to work alone for safety reasons was told that there was nothing that could be done for me due to staffing, which on one hand I understand is not entirely their fault, on the other hand if they didn’t put staff in these sorts of situations they wouldn’t blow through staff so quickly. Supervisors were understanding of my reasons, which I appreciated, but absolutely no effort was put in to keeping me as staff.

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