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21-008 Child and Family Therapist


About the Role

PROGRAM: Individual and Family Services
POSITION DETAILS: Full-time (35 hrs/wk), Permanent, 2 positions- Jarvis (1) and Sheppard (1) Sites

Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health is a child and youth mental health center integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).   The Centre is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health center that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research.   GH CCMH  located across two sites in Toronto offers both in-person and virtual care to clients and their families, from prevention and early intervention through assessment, counselling and therapy and intensive services. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids Tele Link Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealthFind out more about SickKids CCMH.

We are seeking applicants to fill a full-time regular position as a Child and Family Therapist. 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.

Key Responsibilities

Therapeutic Services

  • Provides individualized, assessment, treatment and follow-up services 
  • Provides Single Session therapy with the team as well as other brief services as needed 
  • Provides case management, liaison and referral services for clients 
  • Coordinates services with internal and external service providers, requesting and reviewing existing documentation and reports to inform client service and treatment planning 
  • Collaborates with the family, the supervisor, and inter-professional teams in the development of a service plan and to support treatment planning 
  • Facilitate therapy groups for youth, and families 
  • Completes all client documentation (including, but not limited to, contact notes, service plans, treatment reports, incident/serious occurrence reports, referral forms, etc.) in a timely and succinct manner meeting agency, professional and legal requirements 
  • Ensures that all required client tracking and statistical information is submitted according to Agency Procedures 
  • Promotes the direction of the program and Centre by engaging in identifying, developing and implementing program goal(s), projects or services 
  • Participates in relevant meetings, reports regularly, and as required to the designated supervisor 
  • Contributes to the Centre’s academic mandate and to the field of children’s mental health through training, education, and/or the supervision and evaluation of students/trainees/volunteers 
  • May provide services both in-office and within client’s homes and communities 
  • May be required to supervise students 


  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management


  • This position requires a 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 
  • Possess above-average skills in family/child engagement, assessment, formulation and treatment 
  • Skills in teaching and training and supervision of students 
  • Ability to use computer software tools and resources, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable 

Mandate Requirements

As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff.  Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded.

Working Conditions

  • Work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients (i.e. evening work) 
  • Travel, as required when providing service in the community 


  • Current CPR/First aid and behavior management training 
  • University appointment would be considered an asset 
  • Being bilingual in French and English is an asset (The ability to speak any second language is valued) 

Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume to:

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

In the subject line of the email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity

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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