Job Posting 78873

Individual & Family Therapist
Strides Toronto
Toronto Metro area
Scarborough/Toronto
closes in 43 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time - term / contract  •  Salary range from $58,460 to $73,377

The Individual and Family Therapist provide psychotherapy and counselling, as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing evidence informed services to adolescents and their families with a variety of severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The individual and family therapist, provide individualized services to youth and their families through service coordination and case management when needed, by liaising with internal/external partners.

Multiple roles available: permanent/contract full-time/part-time. 

Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing services to young people from birth to age 29 and their families in East Toronto. Formed in January 2020 through the amalgamation of Aisling Discoveries and East Metro Youth Services, Strides Toronto provides a range of community, residential and treatment services to improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, youth and their families. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. 

As Lead Agency for infant, child and youth mental health in Toronto, Strides Toronto works with 25 core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that transform access to services, experience of services and the mental health outcomes for Toronto’s diverse communities.  

Strides Toronto has a budget of $30 million and more than 350 employees providing services out of 19 locations across East Toronto. The organization Is accredited by the Centre for Accreditation and the predecessor organizations have a long history of providing high-quality services in East Toronto. 

Why work with us? 

  • Be part of a long history of leadership and evidence informed practice in child, youth and family service. 
  • Join a skilled and dedicated team who are passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive. 
  • Experience opportunities for growth and professional development.  
  • Be committed to creating a positive and rewarding work environment. 
  • Share an organizational culture of on-going learning and quality improvement. 
  • Bring high standards for performance and implementation of best practices and demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation  
  • Expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 
  • Join a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak more than 23 languages. 

What will you do? 

  • Provide Individual and Family Therapy to youth and their families to co-create the client-centered clinical goals, for the purpose of improving the client’s overall social and emotional wellbeing and functioning through use of evidence informed practices over a serious of multiple sessions
  • Act as service coordinator to ensure relevant stakeholders are engaged in the treatment process as needed. 
  • Lead collaborative efforts with community partners for the purpose of creating and delivering a treatment plan to allow the client to successfully reach their established goals for improvement of mental and emotional health and social functioning and wellbeing. 
  • Create and maintain a detailed and accurate history of client, family, and stakeholder interactions in a centralized database for the purpose of capturing meeting discussions (ongoing history of notes), details of assessment information, and correspondence to inform treatment plan. 
  • Respond to crisis to address and reduce immediate risk to client, staff and/or community where a client may be at risk of harm to self or others (i.e. abuse, neglect, suicidal ideation, homelessness, aggression, self-harm, etc.)

What are we looking for?

  • Masters level degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology or counselling related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with adolescence and families with mental health needs. 
  • Technical knowledge / experience in providing psychotherapy 
  • Registration in good standing in an appropriate regulatory body that can provide psychotherapy such as OCSWSSW, CRPO, 
  • CPI / crisis management training.
  • Training in an evidence based model such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
  • Knowledge of specific programs in Strides
  • Knowledge of Policies and procedures, treatment and program protocols
  • Knowledge of the mission, values, mandate, objectives, strategic priorities, 

Additional Assets 

  • Fluency in another language(s). 

Additional Information

This role is a part of OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit. 

Salary range from $58,460 to $73,377 

 

It is a requirement of employment that successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy prior to the commencement of employment.

Vulnerable Sector police check is also required upon hire.

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and how you meet the requirements for this position. 

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer.   We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. 

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.  

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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