MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST – 14 Month Contract Position

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST – 14 Month Contract Position

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity for a Mental Health Therapist (14 Month Contract – 37.5 hours per week) to join a compassionate, dynamic team dedicated to engaging and collaborating with patients facing stressful situations or mental health challenges for improved health and well-being. This position will be primarily located within Orangeville.

The Mental Health Therapist will:

  • Provide mental health counseling/therapy, in person and virtually, to support individuals (age 16 and older) with mild to moderate mental health concerns
  • Engage patients and assess emotional, interpersonal and/or behavioural concerns
  • Participate in a Single Session Clinic utilizing a brief therapy approach
  • Refer patients to appropriate community and regional resources
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of therapy groups and psycho-education workshops
  • Participate in case conferences to ensure streamlined referral and treatment
  • Collaborate effectively with physicians, psychiatrists and other team members in a shared care model
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, whether related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity


  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology, with a minimum of 3+ years experience and recognized training in individual, family and group therapy
  • Membership in good standing with regulated health college, i.e. OCSWSSW or CRPO
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing, evidence-based therapy approaches
  • Experienced in suicidal risk assessment, crisis intervention, and verbal diffusion skills
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.

Come join our team - as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!