CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST
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.
Benefits: Full Extended Health & Dental, Life Insurance, EAP, STD, LTD and RRSP plan. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick and personal days.
The Hybrid Work Plan developed for this role presently requires this position to work in a combination of work from home and work on site with equipment provided by York Hills. The successful candidate will work primarily in our Richmond Hill, 10350 Yonge Steet.ON, with flexibility to work from home. This position at times requires travel within York Region client visits, training or meetings.
Here is what you will need:
- Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counselling Psychology (or equivalent), registration with an appropriate governing body, and at least 1-2 years of experience within a children’s mental health setting.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a relevant discipline (i.e. psychology, counselling, education) with a minimum of 5-7 years experience within a children’s mental health setting, registration with an appropriate governing body and you have in-depth knowledge of and experience with theories, principles and practices of social work.
- Diploma holders with equivalent knowledge, registration with an appropriate governing body and 10 years of experience may also be considered.
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 practices, as well as provision of psycho-education as needed.
- Work within a multi-disciplinary framework with other professionals including, psychologists and psychiatrists etc.
- Support our Here to Help phone line on a rotating basis using a brief single session approach.
- Provide consultations to school personnel and give presentations in the community as required.
- Provide case management for clients with multiple and complex needs. This includes: referrals to internal/external programs.
- Build and maintain effective interactions with colleagues focused on individual, team and agency success.
- Participate in quality assurance, evaluation and research activities, as required.
We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:
- Sound knowledge of evidenced based treatment modalities including but not limited to, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-informed and Attachment-based therapy. Internal training is provided ongoingly.
- Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development and family systems.
- Knowledge of community and agency programs including transitional age youth and adult services.
- Demonstrated sound judgement related to the development of collaborative approaches to working with children/youth and their families; including high risk circumstances and safety planning.
- Ability to demonstrate and work through a lens of sensitivity to diversity related to race, religion, culture, cognitive functioning, poverty, sexual orientation and gender identity, etc.
- Sound knowledge of anti-oppressive practices and ability to implement them in work with children, youth and families.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising professional judgement in conflictual and stressful situations.
- Workshop and group facilitation skills utilizing evidence-based practices.
- Ability to ensure that the client record is maintained as per agency standards.
- Advanced written language skills and ability to complete documentation within given timelines.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including two evenings/week up to 8:00 p.m., to accommodate the needs of the children/youth and families we serve.
- Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed.
The successful candidate will have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle liability insurance and a vulnerable sector screening.
York Hills is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application.
York Hills is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace. We believe in a cultivating a selection process and employment environment without discrimination or harassment, that is inclusive and barrier free.
We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance and we will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Donna Lamanna at firstname.lastname@example.org