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21-008 Child and Family Therapist

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About the Role

PROGRAM: Individual and Family Services
POSITION DETAILS: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Regular, Jarvis Site
COMPETITION: 21-008

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). We are located in the northwest area in the City of Toronto, on Sheppard Ave. West and downtown on Jarvis St. We offer a range of in-person and virtual mental health services for children and youth (infancy to 18) 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 TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealthFind out more about SickKids CCMH.

We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time Child and Family Therapist in our Community Outreach and Intervention Initiative. The Child and Family Therapist provides 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 

Other

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

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 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 

Assets

  • 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 by October 15, 2021 to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
Fax: (416) 633-7141
Email: hrrecruiting@sickkidscmh.ca

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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