Family and Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Serenity Renewal for Families (SRF)
Date Posted: July 21, 2022

Serenity Renewal for Families is a heart centred non-profit agency which provides services to those affected by addiction, including children, teens, and adults. We provide family programs, short term therapy, workshops and groups for family and friends of those affected by addiction.
We are seeking a family program coordinator to oversee the Family program, which includes the successful planning and execution of both counselling and family education programs.
Serenity Renewal for Families offers a variety of unique programs for children, youth, and parents to help them cope with issues arising from substance misuse and develop emotional wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. Our evidence-based programs help facilitate growth and communication individually and within the family unit.
If you are a clinician experienced in providing counselling and educational programs for families, children, teens and parents affected by addiction, are a member of a college (see below) and want to be part of a heart centred collaborative, innovative team, read on!

About SRF
Serenity Renewal for Families (SRF) has a 38-year track record of delivering a package of integrated individual and group supports to those affected by addictions. SRF believes that chemical dependency is a disease and that there are many paths to recovery. Our purpose is to assist those affected by addiction to reclaim their lives and break the generational cycle of addiction. No one is turned away for financial reasons.
Our culture is heart centred, inclusive and collaborative. The emotional wellbeing of our clients, staff, counsellors, volunteers is our top priority. We are nimble, flexible and responsive, and provide the personal touch that makes us unique. We want our SRF team to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. We welcome diversity and strive to nurture a culture of equity and inclusion. All are welcome, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, age, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, class, or socio-economic status and anything else that makes them unique.

Job Description – Family and Youth Program Coordinator
» Oversee the Family program, which includes the successful planning and execution of both counselling and family education programs.
» Work collaboratively with the SRF team including our Manager of Client Services, Counsellor liaison and Volunteer and Data Coordinator
» Liaise with families, conduct intake assessments, and provide counselling both in person and online
» Co-facilitate family, youth and teen programs
» Contribute to increasing the visibility and reach of our program
» Build connections with other agencies
» Communicate via our electronic platform JANE
» Report to the Director of Counselling
» Must be able to work on Saturdays from x-x on dates when family programming is being offered both in person or on zoom

The successful candidate must be:
a member of one of the following Colleges:
» The College of Nurses of Ontario
» The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
» The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
» Have a minimum of three years of experience in a counselling setting, with specific experience working with parents (caregivers), children, youth and           teens affected by addictions

English; Bilingualism an asset

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational therapy

Advantages of working at Serenity Renewal for Families
» Be part of a heart centred team in which you are supported
» Make an impact: Have a direct positive impact on clients and influence the growth and direction of the Family Program
» Flexibility: Apart from the live Saturday programming, you have the freedom to create your schedule around your lifestyle with flexible hours, and the           option to work both remotely and in the office
» Ongoing education, collaboration, and support:
» Comprehensive orientation and training
» Excellent administrative staff support
» Timely 1 on 1 case consultation as required with Director of Counselling
» Ongoing education and supervision at our twice monthly counselling consult group
» Monthly group consultation with our Clinical Consultant

Opportunity to update existing programs and create new ones based on client needs

Opportunity to provide preceptorship to College and University students

Get Published:
Write for the local online paper Vista News

As covid permits, you will have access to private office space, meeting rooms, reception and scheduling services and general office facilities.
Services are presently being offered virtually during covid, with the forecast (not guaranteed) of returning to the office at 2255 St. Laurent Blvd, in the Fall

Conditions of Employment
All Counselling positions within SRF are subject to background and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted).

Full time staff position, 30 hours per week, schedule includes Saturdays when certain programs operating

COVID-19 considerations:
Serenity Renewal for Families has been offering services virtually during COVID-19. We are currently transitioning to offering some of our services in office while following Ottawa Public Health directives to ensure safety of staff and clientele.
If this is of interest to you, please send your resume and cover letter by Friday August 5th to Marian Meade, RN BScN Psychotherapist, Director of Counselling, Serenity Renewal for Families at