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21-018 Child and Youth Care Practitioner


About the Role

PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Youth
POSITION DETAILS: Full-time 40hrs/wk., Permanent (3 positions)

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 for 3 Child and Youth Care Practitioner positions who have lived experience and/or familiarity with equity seeking groups and communities. The successful incumbents will be responsible for providing direct mental health treatment services to clients within the Intensive Services for Youth program at SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health. The Intensive Services for Youth program offers a continuum of service that includes live-in treatment, day-based programming and community support.  This role may include work in all areas, including in the community, which will require travel across the catchment area, flexible hours and work in community settings including clients’ homes.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Services

  • Conducts treatment programs and provides direct clinical services to clients
  • Participates in the development and implementation of individual treatment plans for clients, assessing behaviours and responding to clients’ needs
  • Provides support in multiple settings, which may include: live-in, treatment site, in the home, in community settings and transitional supports
  • Coordinates cases with family/caregiver/relevant service providers/service planning team or creates materials for clients relating to strategies/interventions
  • Attends quarterly conferences with staff and families who may be accompanied by other staff or supervisors
  • Supports clients by facilitating social skills/therapeutic activities and organizing/attending events
  • Prepares documents/reports related to treatments plans and related activities, as well as consults with others, as needed
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of best practices related to clinical services
  • Makes decisions within related to day-to-day treatment issues and on-going intervention techniques
  • Understands when unusual or unique situations need to be discussed with supervisor/manager


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


  • Post-secondary Diploma in Child and Youth Care and a minimum of three years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working in community is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with marginalized youth & families, community partners and youth organizations
  • Understanding and analysis of issues of marginalization and oppression are necessary to work in this role
  • Member with the Ontario Child and Youth Care Association or equivalent association/ accrediting organization
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to deal with clients and families
  • Good problem-solving skills to analyze client issues and recommend solutions and manage crisis situations
  • First Aid/CPR, and CPI required
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as ability to use office equipment efficiently
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings
  • Ability to travel to various locations, including clients’ homes
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

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

Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume and cover letter by November 29, 2021 to:

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

In the subject line of 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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21-018 Child and Youth Care Practitioner

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