Community Mental Health Counsellor


JOB REF NO:                       64-2018               

DEPT:                                   RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COUNSELLING

SITE:                                    FORT FRANCES, ON

UNION / NON:                      NON-UNION


  • Baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW) or equivalent education acceptable to the employer.
  • Registered with College of Social Work or College of Psychotherapy to practise Psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of professional values and ethics, theory and established practices of community treatment and competency in primary clinical practice, including: assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of family systems and family dynamics and skill in working with families is an asset.
  • Knowledge of community systems and resources for the purpose of networking and collaborating with other services
  • Ability to operate computer software packages required for effective information management.
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise in the field of Mental Health and Addictions.
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited need for supervision.
  • Possession of a valid driver`s license.
  • Understanding of diversity as it affects different populations and service delivery, including, but not limited to: gender, sexual identity, ethnic, First Nations, spirituality, and racial issues.
  • Dependable, competent and continued ability to carry out responsibilities
  • Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ rights and responsibilities.
  • Physically capable of performing the essential duties of the job.


  • To assist in meeting the stabilization and safety needs of clients and to enable them to work towards the goal of recovery in mental health and addictions.
  • To provide accessible, welcoming, integrated, and therapeutic services to individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues.
  • To establish a comprehensive approach to intervention services through a process of entry, assessment/ referral, community treatment and the appropriate use of specialized resources.
  • To provide community engagement and development through health promotion and prevention initiatives with community partners.