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22-011R Child and Youth Care Practitioner – Native Child and Family Services


POSITION: Child and Youth Care Practitioner – Native Child and Family Services                                                                                   

PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Youth – NCFST                                                            

POSITION DETAILS: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Regular


The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). GH-CCMH is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health centre that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research. GH-CCMH is  located across two sites in Toronto and 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 TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealthFind out more about GH-CCMH.

We are seeking applicants for a Child and Youth Care Practitioner role who have lived experience and/or extensive familiarity with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. The applicant will be responsible for providing direct mental health treatment services to Indigenous children, youth and families through an innovative partnership with Native Child & Family Services Toronto. The applicant should have specific interest and experience with community engagement work from an Indigenous, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens.  This role will primarily be based in the community and will require travel across the catchment area, flexible hours and work in community settings including clients’ homes.


Therapeutic Services

  • Provides clinical interventions and services for assigned children, youth and their families maintaining caseloads and supporting clients
  • Participates in the development and implementation of individual treatment plans for clients, assessing behaviours and responding to clients’ needs
  • Provides support 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 required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous children, 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 (telephone, scanner, photocopier and fax)

This position will require that the successful candidate

  • Be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Be able to travel to various locations, including clients’ homes

In addition, the following are considered as assets

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Vaccination 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 to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH

E-mail:        FAX:  (416) -633-7141  

Note: Please quote position title & competition number in the subject heading of email.

We are seeking applicants internally and externally.

CCMH at SickKids 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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22-011R Child and Youth Care Practitioner – Native Child and Family Services

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