CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST-GFCT

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IS SEEKING A FULL TIME, 1 year contract

CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST-GFCT

                                    

Child and Family therapists provide counselling to children/youth up the age of 18, and their families. Therapists address a range of mental health issues, including emotional, behavioural and/or psychiatric symptoms that may be impacting functioning at home, school, socially or in the community. Intervention strategies are determined following a thorough intake and assessment.

 

 

Working as a Child and Family Therapist here’s what you will get to do:

 

  • Be part of a growing dynamic learning focused organization that is family centered and believes in the inherent resilience and strength of children, youth and families.
  • Formulate assessment and treatment plans and provide counselling using a range of evidence-based and/or evidence-informed practices, as well as provision of psycho-education as needed.
  • Provide DBT to youth age 12-18, and facilitate a DBT skills group for youth and their caregivers.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary framework with other professionals including, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Support our Here to Help phone line and Walk in Clinic on a rotating basis using a brief single session approach.
  • Provide case management for clients with multiple and complex needs. This includes:  referrals to internal/external programs.  
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues focused on building individual, team and agency success.
  • Meet scheduled deadlines and program demands, including clinical reports.
  • Ensure that the client record is maintained as per agency standards.
  • Participate in quality assurance, evaluation and research activities, as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what you will need:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a Health-Related Discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience is preferred.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) as a Social Worker, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) or the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Considerable experience in psychotherapy. Must be eligible and able to perform Psychotherapy as defined under the act.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within a children’s mental health setting.

 

We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:

  • Sound knowledge of evidenced based treatment modalities including but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-informed therapy, Attachment-based therapy, Family Therapy, with particular knowledge, training and proficiency in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Suicide risk assessment and intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of community and agency programs in York Region including transitional age youth and adult services.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement related to the development of collaborative approaches working with children, youth and their families; including high-risk circumstances and safety planning.
  • Ability to meet the needs of a diverse client base, through knowledge of and application of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and cultural competency practices.
  • Experience facilitating groups and webinars/workshops.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment exercising professional judgement in conflictual and stressful situations.
  • Sound writing skills and ability to complete documentation in a timely manner.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to identify learning needs and seek consultation and support through supervision.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and familiarity with computer technology.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule that includes two evenings/week.
  • Must be fluent in English, speaking, writing and reading. Fluency in other languages is an asset.

 

 

APPLY TODAY!

Please email your cover letter and resume to: aderbis@yorkhills.ca

 

Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.