Job Posting 77930

Child and Youth Mental Health Therapist
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara
Hamilton area
Welland
closes in 25 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
full time - term / contract  •  $63,063 to $75,979$ (Master’s degree) ; $59, 586 ‐ $ 71,790 (Bachelor’s degree)

Under the supervision of the Director of Specialized Services and the Team Coordinator, the incumbent works with a multidisciplinary team to provide counselling intervention services to Francophone children and adolescents (0-18 years) with adjustment difficulties, behavioral issues and other mental health issues. These services and the inherent programs aim at ensuring the healthy development of children and adolescents and promote the development and maintenance of a good parent-child relationship.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Process applications to the child and youth mental health program according to established procedures
  • Assess strengths and needs of children, youth, and parents using questionnaires or standardized assessment tools such as the CHMYN (including monitoring and closure)
  • Prepare service plans for children and youth served based on available reports, initial parent/youth meetings, and CHMYN assessments and other assessment tools as required
  • Provide counselling, education and support services to maintain and promote emotional, social, behavioural and relationship functioning and wellbeing in the context of daily life
  • Conduct case presentations to the mental health team with the clinical manager according to established procedures
  • Consult the clinical manager during the probation period and according to the requirements of the professional college
  • Ensure that all client interventions are evaluated following the closure of a file and that the results are noted
  • Ensure that a service plan is developed and reviewed regularly
  • Ensure that summary reports are completed prior to the transfer of a file and the closure of the intervention
  • Deliver psychoeducational programs in response to requests received
  • Refer families/youth to specialized services as needed
  • Supporting families, children and youth who require specialized services
  • Ensure coordination and case management when other partners/agencies are involved with the client's file in accordance with established procedures
  • Ensure that the approaches and/or programs recommended in the service plan are evidence based
  • Develop and facilitate educational and support groups for children, adolescents and their parents according to the needs of the clientele
  • Organizing workshops and activities to raise awareness of mental health issues
  • Serve on community tables or committees to communicate the needs of the Centre's clients
  • Share information about the activities of external committees with the mental health team
  • Liaise and make referrals to community agencies to improve access to French language services
  • Prepares reports and maintains records
  • Maintain program statistics for evaluation and research purposes
  • Ensure health promotion in the francophone community by aiming for the overall development of community health that includes all aspects of an individual's life.
  • Performs all other related work as assigned or required

 

Education, Experience and Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work, counselling or other university degree relevant to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy from a recognized institution
  • Member in good standing of a Professional College (OCSWSSW or CRPO ) or in process of
    registration
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience
  • In-depth understanding of mental health and addiction issues
  • Ability to refer children with mental health and addiction problems to appropriate services
  • Knowledgeable on the mental health community resources available
  • Commitment to working cooperatively with clients and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Openness to the customs and habits of other cultures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic computer software
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written French and English
  • Be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • Have access to a motor vehicle and hold a valid Ontario driver's license
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or a medical note for exemption) will be requested

 

Please send us your cover letter and resume in French or English.

We will receive applications until the position is filled.

The CSC is committed to the principle of equal access to employment. Accommodations are available upon request. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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