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19-082 Child and Family Therapist


About the Role

PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Children, Sheppard Site
POSITION DETAILS: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Regular

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 (SickKids) inpatient and ambulatory mental health services for children. As a stand-alone community-focused agency SickKids CCMH is working with SickKids 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 to various academic institution including The University of Toronto.

We are currently seeking applicants for 1 permanent 1.0 FTE Child and Family Therapist position that will support child and families of the Intensive Services for Children – Day Treatment and Intensive In-home program. The successful candidate will provide direct mental health assessment, treatment, crisis intervention and case management services to clients within the context of the family, school, home, and the community setting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides integrated and coordinated services appropriate to the needs of the clients in the Day Treatment Program
  • Provides consultation for Intensive In-home clients and team
  • Carries a large caseload with includes case management for clients in the Day Treatment, as well as providing flexible family therapy
  • Collaborates with clients and professionals to determine treatment needs for the purpose of case planning
  • The successful candidate will be able to work from a strength-based perspective using a trauma informed multi-model family therapy approach and have skills related to the treatment of latency aged children
  • Adheres to Clinical Report writing expectations of the Centre
  • Ensures that all required Centre reporting information, including documentation and statistical data is submitted according to procedures and meets professional, licensing and legal requirements
  • Participates constructively in relevant meetings (internal and external to the agency)
  • Promotes the direction of the program and Centre by engaging in identifying, developing and implementing program goal(s), projects or services
  • Supervises the clinical and administrative work of students/trainees
  • Ensures availability in the classroom through crisis support, consultation and information sharing
  • Provides services both in-office and within clients’ homes and communities


  • Minimum level of education required to fulfill the core requirements of this position include a graduate degree in Social Work (M.S.W), or equivalent. Registration with the relevant accrediting professional body is required
  • Minimum of 3 years previous related experience, post M.S.W or equivalent, in a children’s mental health treatment setting
  • Highly developed assessment, counseling, advocacy and intervention skills
  • Skills in teaching, training and supervision
  • Previous related experience in treatment with hard to serve children and families, as well as in community knowledge
  • Social and multicultural sensitivity required due to the diversity characterizing the organization’s service population
  • This position will require that the successful candidate provides accessible (includes time and location) clinical services where needed to families
  • Work hours may vary due to needs of clients

In addition, the following are considered as assets:

  • Current CPR/First Aid and UMAB training
  • Valid Driver’s Licence, insurance and access to a car
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset. The ability to speak any second language is valued

Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes and cover letter by July 1, 2021 to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
Fax: (416) 633-7141

Note: Please quote position title and 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 Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.

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.

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19-082 Child and Family Therapist

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