Child and Family Counsellor

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Attached Kids is dedicated to supporting children’s mental health and emotional development through providing counselling to children aged 0-18 and families in Ontario. We are a growing practice, supporting children and families experiencing symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, grief, attachment, trauma, family changes, and parenting support. We are currently providing counselling services in-person in Ottawa, and online services through secure video counselling. We are seeking a skilled child and family counsellor to grow with our team.

We are currently hiring a child and family counsellor for in-person counselling, flexible hours.

Requirements:

  • Completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) required.
  • Current registration and member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required.
  • Obtain a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check upon hire.
  • Maintain Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Ability to work onsite in Ottawa.

Experience and Expertise:

  • Minimum 3 years of clinical social work experience including social work assessment, treatment planning, and intervention within the 0-6, 7-12, and/or 13-18 year-old populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of a range of counselling/psychotherapeutic modalities with children and families including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Exposure/Response Prevention, Attachment-based interventions, and Emotion Regulation Skill Building.
  • Demonstrated experience with biopsychosocial assessments to inform treatment planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Bilingualism (French and English) considered an asset.

Duties:

  • Use best practices to provide social work assessment, treatment planning, and intervention to children aged 0-18 and families through in-person and online video counselling.
  • Design individualized treatment plans based on assessed needs and client goals.
  • Maintain up to date record keeping including clinical session notes, treatment plans, consultation notes, and summaries of closure.
  • Engage children and/or teens, and families in online and in-person counselling interventions in areas including but not limited to anxiety, ADHD, emotion regulation, attachment, and trauma.
  • Consult with external professionals including medical professionals, teachers, and other professional supports regarding assessment, treatment planning, and intervention as needed.
  • Engage in regular clinical supervision and team consultation as provided.
  • Uphold ethical guidelines for clinical social work including maintaining client confidentiality and privacy and upholding limits of confidentiality.
  • Engage in regular professional development and stay up-to-date on research findings in the fields of child development and child and family counselling practices.

Attached Kids is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter to info@attachedkids.ca.