Job Posting 77572

Child and Family Clinician
Child Development Institute
Toronto Metro area
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 26 Nov)
part time - term / contract

POSITION:                                Child & Family Clinician


REPORTING TO:                      Clinical Manager, Counselling Therapy


JOB TYPE:                                Part-Time, up to 8 month Contract (21 hrs/wk) – CUPE Bargaining Unit







Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,000 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.



The CDI LDMH (Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) service offers a unique approach to evidence informed mental health intervention by putting the child and youth’s own learning profile at the centre of treatment. We begin by studying a child’s learning profile, and then create a therapeutic program with a team of therapists and psychologists in consultation with the family. We tailor evidence-informed therapy practices to the child’s learning style and develop evidence-informed, innovative and effective new group interventions for children with mental health issues complicated by learning disabilities.



The CDI LDMH Program is seeking a Child and Family Clinician. The incumbent will have experience in providing evidence-informed individual, family, and group therapy to children and youth ages 8 to 18 with diagnosed learning disabilities and mental health issues in Toronto.


This position is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced child and family therapist to work collaboratively with a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated clinical team to help children, youth and families whose mental health issues are complicated by learning disabilities. 


This position is within the CUPE bargaining unit.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assessment and clinical formulation of children, youth and families
  • Working collaboratively with the clinical psychologist to support families understanding of their child/youth’s learning disability and how it interacts with their mental health challenges.
  • Provision of evidence-informed individual, family and group therapy
  • Service Coordination and liaison with community organizations, including schools
  • Actively participates and makes use of on-going clinical supervision
  • From time to time, participates in committees internal or external to the agency
  • Compliance with agency and accreditation standards, including report writing, treatment planning, participation in ongoing professional development
  • Represents agency in a positive manner, promotes public relations by interpreting CDI services to other agencies and community groups as needed, participates in recruitment activities
  • Takes responsibility for monitoring the work facility and makes a reasonable effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment
  • May supervise students or volunteers
  • Assumes other such responsibilities as assigned from time to time
  • Works flexible hours to meet the needs of clients including at minimum 2 evenings a week
  • Promote, support and demonstrate CDI’s mission, vision and values



  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline
  • Registration with a professional college (e.g., College of Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapy)
  • A minimum of 5 years clinical therapy (individual, family & group) experience with children, adolescents and families
  • Experience in the field of learning disabilities and mental health (LDMH)
  • Adheres to excellence in professional and ethical standards required, including ethical principles related to client interaction, documentation, and confidentiality
  • Excellent initiative and time management skills
  • Knowledge of community-based systems and organizations (mental health, education, hospital sectors)
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Contributes to a collaborative, supportive, learning work environment



  • Governed by concurrent and dynamic deadlines, despite conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Occasional travel to other CDI sites, community locations and family homes.
  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • Frequent handling of queries and calls from clients, colleagues, service providers and managers.
  • Required to have a flexible work week in order to meet client needs (i.e. work two evenings a week)

COMPENSATION:  $63,187 per annum (Prorated to $31,593)




Please submit your chronological resume via e-mail to:


Child Development Institute

Human Resources

E-mail: ER and



Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Diversity and Inclusion:  

Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.


We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.



Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with disabilities.  During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require.   Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check.


Note: All CDI employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with CDI Mandatory Vaccination Policy. 



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