Clinical Manager

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Working under the supervision of the Executive Director the successful candidate will provide clinical assessments and treatment services for male and female adolescents in a secure and open detention/custody facility as well as conduct mental health screens, suicide and risk assessments for youth entering the facilities.  Duties will include creating treatment/case management plans and providing individualized counseling, targeting needs areas.  Must be capable of providing clinical consultation and direct supervision to front line staff. Sharing on call duties with other managers is also required.


A Masters degree from a recognized University in the area of Mental Health, Social Work, psychology or counseling.

Candidate will be required to be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists.



Extensive experience working in the youth justice setting, particularly residential and management experience.

Experience developing and implementing cognitive behavioural therapies from a strength-based perspective for adolescents.

Broad knowledge of mental illness, diagnosis and treatment.                         

Strong clinical assessment and treatment skills                                             

Demonstrated clinical leadership, strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team leader.

Valid Ontario G driver’s license and offence-free driving record; Drivers Abstract required

Criminal reference check that is declared suitable for vulnerable sector employment

Valid First Aid / CPR-C certification

Current immunization status to national standards, including proof of prior Two-step TB testing


ASSET  QUALIFICATIONS:                                       

Bilingual (French/English)                             

6 months volunteer experience


PERSONAL SUITABILITY:                           

Positive Attitude, compassion

Emotional Maturity, Tact and Patience

Commitment to Professional Development


LOCATION:   Kingston, Amherstview


Please apply in writing with résumè and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position:

Diane Irwin, Executive Director

St Lawrence Youth Association


By 12 NOON, Friday, November 15th, 2019

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Lawrence Youth Association values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”).  If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the hiring committee member of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.