Job Posting 102312

Counsellor/Therapist
Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
1892 Davenport Road
closing tomorrow (Thu, 18 Jul)
full time  •  $66,290-$78,184 per annum

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service organization that provides various health and community programs and services for a diverse community. We are seeking a counsellor/therapist to provide both one-to-one and group counselling to youth and adults. We are expanding our services to deepen our work with Black-identified community members and youth. As a result, we are inviting members of the Black community to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to work one evening a week, some weekends, and work independently and as part of a team.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychosocial assessment and counseling services to youth, adults and family members with mental health concerns,
  • Ensures comprehensive treatment for clients by providing information to other team members on an ongoing basis and by providing consultation on psychosocial issues to DPNCHC staff,
  • Act as a client advocate on individual and systemic issues,
  • Provides group counselling and workshops for clients in collaboration with other staff and/or partner agencies,
  • Support DPNCHC youth programming by attending programs to conduct outreach and provide support and workshops,
  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation, development and implementation of therapeutic programs at DPNCHC.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university,
  • Registration with the College of Social Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists,
  • A minimum of three years experience in counseling/therapy, preferably in a community health setting,
  • Experience working with clients with mental health and addictions issues,
  • Knowledge of community-based health services including the special needs of priority populations (e.g. newcomers, low income, people with addictions, post psychiatric, abuse survivors, etc.),
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation,
  • Caseload management skills,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Experience working with changing client groups from diverse cultural backgrounds and needs,
  • Interest in exploring innovative service delivery approaches,
  • Additional language skills are an asset,
  • Knowledge of the Davenport Perth community is an asset.

Salary range:  $66,290 - $78,184 per annum, plus Extended Health Benefits and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).  This position is part of the bargaining unit.

 

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from Black candidates, as well as individuals from diverse backgrounds including culture, race, language, religion, class and gender/sexual orientation.  Reasonable accommodation or any other special needs will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you require any accommodation, please advise Human Resources.  As a condition of employment all new hires must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses) with vaccines approved by Health Canada, unless they have an exemption from vaccination under the Human Rights Code. Also required to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Screening with Police Services.  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please.  DPNCHC is a perfume free environment.

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