CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, MSW

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Social Worker MSW- Part time position, Private Practice, therapy with individuals, couples & families. Very good compensation

ABOUT THE JOB:  

Our group practice was established over 25 years ago and has maintained a highly successful clinical therapeutic reputation in our field.  The experienced associates, both psychologists and social workers, are dedicated to continued professional growth and training with specializations working in mental health.  Our shared approach is focusing on client strength.  We have maintained a consistent, reliable referral system from physicians, lawyers, schools, community-based organizations, and multiple mental health care professionals.  Our clients are inclusive and representative of varied populations from a broad range of backgrounds, of all ages and cultures, with a wide range of mental health concerns.  We offer the unique experience to new associates to work with a diverse client group through individual, couple, or family interventions. 

 

Our team generally works from an integrative framework. An integrative approach combines components of various effective psychotherapy models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and Divorce Mediation, so that treatment is optimized and customized to the client’s goals, needs and preferences.

 

 

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

 

This is a PART TIME psychotherapist position of 2 – 3 days per week.  More days can be added to the position as time goes on.  At least 1 weekend day plus 1-2 weekday evening hours are required.  Our beautiful offices are located in Mid-town Toronto.  We offer In-Person sessions and Virtual On-Line Therapy.

 

WHAT DR. KAFFKO & ASSOCIATES OFFERS:

We are 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.   The practice has supportive leadership including supervision, and knowledgeable team members with an open, receptive environment that encourages case consultation, mentorship, and training.

We see INDIVIDUALS of all ages experiencing a range of mental health concerns, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Loss & Grief, Low Self Esteem, Stress from Work/Life balance, and LGBTQ+ Issues such as 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, Sex Therapy, Separation Counselling, and Family Mediation.

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.

 

BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM:

 

  • Clinical Supervision & Consultation
  • On-going Video Consultations
  • Flexibility in schedule, option to work remotely &/or in person 
  • Excellent compensation

 

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 and emotionally focused 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.) or a Doctorate degree in Psychology or in Social Work
  • (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
  • 5 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 correspondence to  : 

Dr. Karen Kaffko 

karenkaffko@gmail.com

Check out our website for more detailed information about our practice.        http://www.drkarenkaffko.ca