POSITION: Child and Family Therapist
PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Youth
POSITION DETAILS: 1.0 FTE, Permanent
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH) is a community-based children’s mental health centre providing prevention, in-home support, day treatment, outpatient assessment and treatment and residential support to children ages birth to 18. SickKids CCMH is integrated with the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) inpatient and ambulatory mental health services for children. As a stand-alone community-focused agency SickKids CCMH is working with the Hospital for Sick Children to create pathways to care that will ensure that children with mental health concerns and mental illness and their families are able to access the care they need in a timely fashion. SickKids CCMH is an accredited teaching facility affiliated with various academic institutions including The University of Toronto.
We are currently seeking applicants for a permanent 1.0 FTE Child and Family Therapist position, in our Intensive Services for Youth program, located in downtown Toronto. The Child and Family Therapist provides direct mental health treatment services, including individual, family and/or group treatment to clients within the context of the family, school and community.
- Provides individual assessments, treatment and follow-up services to children and youth ages 0 to 18 years within an assigned area.
- Provides individual therapy, family therapy and/or group treatment to children and youth ages 0 to 18 years within an assigned area.
- Provides case management, liaison and referral services for clients, internally and externally, completing supporting documentation in compliance with regulations, policies and procedures.
- Coordinates services with internal and external service providers, requesting/reviewing documents and reports to inform clients of services and treatment plans.
- Collaborates with families, supervisors and inter-professional teams to develop services that support treatment plans.
- Attends quarterly case conferences with staff and families who may be accompanied by other staff or supervisors.
- Prepares client documents and submits reporting information according to established procedures and deadlines.
- Provides academic expertise leading, teaching and training teams, students and/or volunteers and evaluates functions.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of therapeutic services and best practices within the industry.
- Makes decisions within related to treatment needs of clients and on-going intervention.
- Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
- Performs other tasks as assigned by management
- Concentration and creativity required daily to prepare documents, listen, attend meetings, mediate conflicts. Develop treatment plans, etc.
- Sits at desk and in sessions with clients in order to perform the duties of the job, as well as move objects or lift books for filing
- Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health discipline (if from outside Ontario, must demonstrate that all registration requirements can be met at time of hiring)
- Registration with the relevant accrediting professional body is required
- Minimum 3 years related experience in children’s mental health treatment, including working with children 0 – 18 years of age
- Skills related to the treatment of adolescents presenting with complex needs
- Good verbal and written communication skills to provide therapeutic services to clients and families
- Good problem-solving skills to analyse complex client issues and recommend solutions
- Demonstrated skills in therapeutic engagement and interventions
- First Aid/CPR, CPI and Behavioural Management Techniques required
- Good knowledge of MS Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as ability to use office equipment efficiently (telephone, scanner, photocopier and fax)
- Experience and understanding of issues of marginalization and oppression are necessary to work in this role
- Ability to incorporate values of a culturally competent practice of diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of work
- Ability to engage in physical; activities related to role play, board games etc., as well as to perform/implement physical restraints as per training, as required
- Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients. (i.e. some evening hours and weekends)
- Ability to travel to various locations, including clients’ homes
- Valid driver’s license
In addition, the following are considered as assets:
- Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Being bilingual in French and English (The ability to speak any second language is valued)
- Access to a vehicle
- Primarily works in a pleasant office environment
- Exposure to constant interruptions/distractions, deadlines, multiple demands, isolation, noise, verbal abuse and work schedules affecting personal or family lifestyle
- Some exposure to hazards such as verbal and/or physical abuse
Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes by November 27, 2020 to:
Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
FAX: (416) -633-7141 E-mail: email@example.com
Note: Please quote position title & competition number in the subject heading of email.
We are seeking applicants internally and externally
SickKids CCMH is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity and value inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within the Centre.
The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.
Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.