Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy. 

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team is currently seeking an experienced Mental Health Therapist (full-time or part-time) for a 6-month contract to join our dynamic, innovative, compassionate team dedicated to supporting, empowering, and collaborating with patients for improved health and well-being. This position will be located in Dufferin-Caledon, specifically Bolton.

Are you …
•       Looking for an opportunity to develop professionally in a progressive, collaborative, and highly engaged multi-disciplinary health team
•       Proficient in providing psychotherapy with youth (16+) and adults for a variety of situational, family, or mood related concerns
•       Knowledgeable about mental health, trauma-informed care, risk assessment, crisis intervention, and addiction/substance use
•       Trained in evidence-based psychotherapy approaches, such as CBT, DBT, Narrative, IPT, EFT, MBCT
•       Creative, innovative, and experienced in co-facilitating groups or psychoeducation workshops
•       Flexible, dedicated to working collaboratively, and committed to a strength-based perspective 
•       Respectful of diversity, including race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity

If so, we are looking for a future colleague who has …
•    MSW, MA or MEd (Counselling Psychology) and 3+ years providing psychotherapy in community or healthcare services (Required)
•    Membership in good standing with OCSWSSW or CRPO
•    Strong engagement, assessment, and psychotherapy/counselling skills
•    Knowledge of local mental health and community services, the Mental Health Act, and PHIPPA
•    Proof of Covid 19 immunization and Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening

Why join the DAFHT?
•    Support for continuing education and professional membership fees
•    Organizational commitment to work-life balance, including flexible work hours
•    Excellent team/organizational environment
•    Mileage compensation
•    Salary is commensurate with the Ministry of Health compensation grid

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

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter and your resume by June 30, 2022.