Clinical Therapist - Full Time Permanent

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Position:                    Clinical Therapist – Full Time Permanent

Reporting to:              Manager of Community Services

Posting Date:             October 12, 2021

Closing Date:             November 1, 2021

Start Date:                 To be negotiated

Hours of Work:          35 hours per week, flexible schedule with some evenings included

Salary:                       $54,600 - $58,240 per year

ARE YOU THE NEXT GREAT MEMBER OF OUR TEAM?

Do you aspire to make a real difference in the community/lives of vulnerable women and children? Are you looking for a fulfilling career experience? Are you a positive, open minded, enthusiastic person with excellent social skills?  Are you excited to work with a group of steadfast individuals united by a common vision and purpose? Do you consider yourself a caring and empathetic individual? 

If you said yes, then you might just be the person we’re looking for.

ABOUT US

Cornerstone is a very special place with a dynamic staff team and a distinguished Board of Directors who are deeply dedicated to creating a violence free future.  With more than a 35-year track record, Cornerstone is a charitable organization that has earned its role as a catalyst for change and action around the issue of gender based violence in Northumberland County.  Our organizational leadership is open and devoted to fulfilling our mission; staff are responsive and caring, and everyone always aims to achieve excellence in all that we do.

THE CANDIDATE

You are an exceptional individual with experience in a direct service role who is looking to apply those skills in a professional, fast-paced, complex environment.  Your background and passion for social work will demonstrate a commitment to the provision of excellent client services and contribute to a respectful, productive work environment at Cornerstone.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a result of Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services (MCCSS) reallocation of Violence Against Women (VAW) funding, we are recruiting a Clinical Therapist.  The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing professional individual and group therapy, advocacy and referral services to women who have experienced abuse and/or sexual assault.  The Clinical Therapist will demonstrate a commitment to the provision of excellent client services and contribute to a respectful, productive work environment at Cornerstone.

The Clinical Therapist is directly supervised by the Manager of Community Services.

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodations are available, upon request, to support applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level social work or counselling-focused degree or equivalent
  • Currently registered with the relevant Regulated professional College of Ontario 
  • Maintains an ethical practice guided by established professional standards with no previous violations or breach of professional practice standards
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of and ability to use various treatment modalities, with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) being an asset
  • Advanced group facilitation skills using psycho educational and psychotherapeutic models  
  • Demonstrated ability to stay versed in relevant current research and pursue ongoing professional development
  • Solid understanding of trauma and its impacts, and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma
  • Comprehensive understanding of issues related to family violence, including a strong understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health, and homelessness
  • Proven ability to respond to complex needs of clients in a counselling capacity while demonstrating empathy 
  • Knowledge of the following frameworks:
  • Motivational Interviewing,
  • The Comprehensive Continuous Integrated Systems of Care model of service provision
  • Harm Reduction
  • Family and Intimate Partner Violence within a gendered lens
  • Trauma informed, and
  • Housing First in relation to Violence Against Women

For complete Position Summary and Qualifications, please consult the Job Description which is available on our website at:  https://cornerstonenorthumberland.ca/careers.

If you are interested in the above position, please forward cover letter and resume by 9am on November 1, 2021 via email to careers@cornerstonenorthumberland.ca.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.  No follow up telephone calls or emails please.