Full-Time Social Worker / Psychotherapist

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Chinese Family Services of Ontario offers linguistically sensitive and culturally responsive counselling and family services to enhance the functioning and the quality of life of individuals and families.


Position Title:            Full-Time Social Worker / Psychotherapist

Position Type:           Temporary Full-Time, till March 31, 2019, with possibility of extension

Supervised by:          Clinical Services Manager

Apply for e-mail:      info@chinesefamilyso.com



Major Responsibilities

  • Provide individual, couple, and family counselling based on evidence-based assessment, consultation, psychoeducation, treatment, crisis intervention, and evaluation tools.
  • Provide psychoeducation in group settings.
  • Triage clients during telephone intake and in-person for quick access therapy or ongoing counselling.
  • Conduct external referrals by matching client needs with available community resources as appropriate.
  • Document client interactions, referral correspondences, clinical consultations, assessment, intervention, education, safety planning, outreach, and assessment activities in precise and concise English and in a timely manner, according to college, funder, and accreditation requirements.
  • Liaise with referral sources and funder liaison as directed.
  • Work in a team to share learning experiences and opportunities with the team.
  • Work day and evening shifts in a roster with the rest of the team.
  • Support the Clinical Services Manager with external liaison and program development needs.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in agency privacy and confidentiality policy.
  • Other duty/assignment as reasonably assigned by Clinical Services Manager and/or Executive Director.



  • University degree at the Masters level or above in a Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Mental Health or an equivalent field.
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience in an institutional setting.
  • Knowledge of, sensitivity in, and commitment to serve the Chinese community in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of trauma work, couple therapy, brief therapy model, and addictions theory.
  • Experience in addictions, domestic violence, male rehab group, mental health, and family service.
  • Fluency in Verbal & Written English and Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese).  Vietnamese an asset.
  • Adaptability to commute to locations in the GTA, York Region and Peel Region.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software programs and usage of Internet.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Willingness to work days / evenings, and occasional weekends as required.
  • Student mentorship skills an asset.
  • Membership in Good Standing of a relevant governing body.
  • Clearance from a Vulnerable Sector Police Screening.