Family and Child Therapist positions available

The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a fully accredited and progressive children’s mental health centre in Renfrew County,  a small, picturesque area west of Ottawa.  The Agency is known for its innovative programs and practices; as well as its supportive and positive work environment.   We are inviting applications for full and part-time Family and Child Therapist positions to provide therapy for individuals or groups regarding psychological, emotional problems or family situations and develop and implement therapeutic treatment plans.  Positions are on a contract basis with possibility of extension or permanency.


  • Interviews client to obtain information concerning medical history or other pertinent information and is able to create both an individual and family assessment.
  • Observes client to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behaviour.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to specialists when required and is able to provide relevant data to support the need for a referral as well as to assist the specialist in their work.
  • Reviews results of tests to evaluate client needs.
  • Plans and provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions with individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • Changes method and degree of therapy when indicated by client reactions.
  • Evaluates and discusses progress toward goals with client.
  • Consults with other specialists and collaterals concerning treatment plan and amends plan as required.
  • Able to identify and respond appropriately to crisis.
  • Refers client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Completes all clinical and administrative reports/documents as required.
  • Participates in assigned team(s)


  • M.S.W. or equivalent with minimum two years’ experience
  • Bilingualism a definite asset
  • Familiarity with a range of evidence based treatment modalities and approaches

Salary to be determined based on education and experience.  Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.