Catholic Family Services of Hamilton (CFS) is a nonprofit, multi-service agency providing counselling, case management, education and support to families, couples and individuals living in Hamilton, Halton and the surrounding area. We offer a warm, collaborative, and mission-focused work environment that will provide you with the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on your community.
As Clinical Counsellor, you will provide intake, assessment and support to individuals, couples, groups and families facing a variety of presenting issues or crisis situations requiring evidence-based, virtual or in person counselling in the greater Hamilton area. You practice the feminist model in the provision of anti-violence counselling services to women, children and men and help clients select goals to maximize motivation, capacity and opportunity. You maintain standards of ethical professional practice and engage in clinical supervision as needed.
Your depth of knowledge in mental health, addiction/harm reduction approach, engaging mandated clients, short-term counselling, educational group facilitation, case management, risk assessment and intervention will serve you well in dealing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In addition, your knowledge in partner abuse, child abuse, couples’ therapy, parent/child attachment and infant mental health makes you a great asset.
You have a general understanding of the criminal justice system & courts, and will be collaborating with probation officers, parole boards, the Domestic Violence Court, local police, Crown attorney’s office and other community partners.
This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed professional with a Master’s degree in counselling/social work and 3-5 years of clinical experience. Must be a regulated Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
You excel in clinical judgement, ethics, professional standards, empathy, outstanding communication skills, active listening skills and understanding responsibility regarding confidentiality and boundaries. You are proficient at timely and accurate client documentation using electronic charting software and managing reports and statistical information. You are flexible to work evenings and weekends and travel off-site to community locations as needed.
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