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23-016 Child and Family Therapist


POSITION: Child and Family Therapist

PROGRAM: Individual and Family Services

LOCATIONS: Jarvis Site

POSITION DETAILS: 2 Vacant positions, 1.0 FTE, Full time


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 seeking applicants to fill 2 vacant full-time positions as 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.



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



  • Concentration and creativity required daily to prepare documents, listen, attend meetings, mediate conflicts, develop treatment plans, etc.
  • Sits at a desk and in sessions with clients in order to perform the duties of the job, as well as move objects or lift books for filing



  • 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


Working Conditions

  • Works flexible and extended hours on occasion, to meet the needs of the clients
  • Travel to provide service and attend meetings off-site


  • 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)


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 résumés and cover letter to :

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH

FAX:  (416) -633-7141   E-mail:

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.


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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23-016 Child and Family Therapist