Clinical Social Worker, MSW

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Clinical Social Worker, MSW 

Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

ABOUT THE JOB:

We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, highly skilled therapist in individual, couple and family therapy, to join our private practice as a contract associate.

This is a part-time psychotherapist position of 2 days per week.  More days may be added to the position as time goes on.  1-2 evenings, at least 1 weekend day & weekday hours are required.  Our beautiful offices are located in Mid-town Toronto, however, due to COVID-19, we have moved to a Virtual On-Line Practice

WHAT DR. KAFFKO & ASSOCIATES OFFERS:

We offer a collaborative psychotherapy private practice, bringing together extensive, specialized clinical experience in a broad spectrum of emotional, behavioral, and family mental health problems and disorders.   

We see INDIVIDUALS of all ages experiencing a range of mental health concerns, such as:

-ANXIETY, manifesting in different presentations, that can disrupt everyday life, leaving the individual feeling out of control & unable to engage in positive & meaningful activities

-DEPRESSION distorting an individual’s sense of self, leaving them with self-doubt, despair & hopelessness

-TRAUMA, whether it originated through a physical, emotional or psychological injury, trauma can affect a person’s self-esteem, ability to form healthy relationships, & stand in the way of forming a positive & happy life

-LOSS & GRIEF can take many forms: mental, physical & socially isolating. Losing someone or something that was an important part of one’s life, can be debilitating

-LOW SELF-ESTEEM experienced as feeling like a failure & unworthy & sometimes leading them into bad situations where they are treated poorly

-STRESS FROM WORK/LIFE BALANCE, overloading the individual with the numerous roles they are responsible for, leaving them with feelings of guilt & anger, impacting on work, home, family, friends & physical health

-LGBTQ+ Issues, struggling with positive self-identification, integration, acceptance & queer couples’ issues

We see COUPLES to help partners better understand themselves & each other, creating a safe environment to explore issues such as trust, value differences, communication styles, sexual relationship, co-parenting.  We also offer:

-FERTILITY COUNSELLING, addressing the physical, emotional & psychological toll fertility treatment takes on the individuals & the couple’s relationship.

-SEX THERAPY, helping couples resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxiety or relationship problems.

-SEPARATION COUNSELLING as a means for moving on from the relationship, closure towards letting go & separating.

We see CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & FAMILIES who face struggles with school, peers, family relationships & life in general.  Parents, who may find themselves in the Sandwich Generation, between the large needs of their children, the co-parenting  conflicts & the increasing dependency of their elderly parents, often benefit from family therapy.

-FAMILY MEDIATION involves the important decisions that needs to be made by parents who usually are both hurting & in conflict.  These agreements that are reached focus on the children & the best needs of the family

To learn more please visit: http://www.drkarenkaffko.com/

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Strong clinical Experience & Expertise in psycho-social assessment and treatment of individual clients of all ages, with a range of psychological problems; including anxiety disorders, depression, interpersonal difficulties, grief/loss and trauma.
  • Excellent skills in providing evidence-based, processed-oriented psychodynamic models of therapy for both short & long term treatment plans. 
  • Proven training & experience in CBT & other cognitive therapies, Couple & Family therapies.
  • Advanced experience & training working with children & adolescents (and their families) with unique & complex needs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with couples similar to the couples who come to our clinic for Couple Enrichment, Conflict Resolution, Communication-Systemic problems in the family, Separation Counselling or Family Mediation.
  • It is an asset, if the candidate has training in Mindfulness Meditation
  • It is an asset, if the candidate has training in Sex Therapy
  • It is an asset, if the candidate has training in Family Mediation
  • Exceptional verbal & writing abilities & can effectively work in a telehealth/virtual care delivery mode.
  • Empathetic, patient, motivating & excel at fostering a trusting relationship with your clients.
  • Ability to write professional clinical reports & letters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to own professional development & ongoing education.
  • Proof of Malpractice Liability Insurance required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) or Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (M.A.- Psychological Associate) or Ph.D. in Psychology (Psychologist) 
  • (Current member in good standing) Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) is mandatory.
  • For Psychological Associates or Psychologists, Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
  • Knowledge and competency in maintaining confidentiality of client information according to FIPPA and PHIPA legislation
  • 7 years or more in practical and clinical counselling experience in the assessment and provision of appropriate psychotherapeutic intervention, with individuals, couples & families, with a variety of conditions that impact overall functional abilities.
  • Ability to work over the phone and web-based video-conferencing, Knowledgeable use of Virtual Counselling software.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Please submit a resume & cover letter describing your goals for your career, strengths regarding the client group you most like working with, professional interests & approaches to treatments.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a Police Records Check as a pre-condition of employment
  • We appreciate all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Please send all correspondents to  karenkaffko@gmail.com
  • Please note you must reside in Toronto, Ontario to be considered for this job