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22-044R Child and Youth Care Practitioner


POSITION: Child and Youth Care Practitioner                                                                     

PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Children- In-Home Program



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 also a core service provider within the Toronto region of Child and Youth Community Mental Health Providers.  As such, the Centre has an ambitious agenda to provide the highest quality evidence-informed care offering a range of services from prevention and early intervention through counselling and therapy, assessment and intensive supports. Services are provided in both in-person and virtual formats. As an employer, the Centre strives to reflect the many diverse cultures and identities represented in the children, youth and families we serve and seeks to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace. 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 currently seeking applicants to fill a full time permanent position of Child and Youth Care Practitioner that will support the children, youth and families of the Intensive Services for Children – 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:

Clinical 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 such as school and transitional supports
  • Coordinates cases with family/caregiver/relevant service providers/service planning team
  • Creates and implements materials for clients/caregivers relating to strategies/interventions
  • Attends meetings 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 and or interprofessional team


  • Supervision of CYC students, if required
  • 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 at-risk children youth & families, community partners and 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 TCI 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)
  • Ability to engage in physical activities related to sports, board games, play based etc., and TCI training
  • Ability to work flexible hours including regular evenings and weekends (if needed)
  • 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 December 2, 2022 to:


Human Resources – SickKids CCMH

FAX:  (416) -633-7141   E-mail:


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


We are seeking applicants internally and externally


GH-CCMH at SickKids is an employer committed to equity and recognizes that excellence in mental health can only exist when diverse experience and perspectives are valued and included. We encourage applications from equity deserving communities, including Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.


The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustains our organization and enables us to provide exceptional care to each child, youth and family we serve.


We are committed to creating an accessible experience for all candidates; please reach out regarding accommodations at any point during the hiring process.






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22-044R Child and Youth Care Practitioner

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