Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has an opening for a Bilingual (English/French) Connect Mental Health Counsellor. Reporting to the Program Manager, Counselling Services, the Bilingual (English/French) Connect Mental Health Counsellor will be responsible for screening, assessing, and providing ongoing client therapy, counselling, and case management to D/deaf and hard of hearing customers. This role will also work closely with Counselling team members to educate, consult, and build partnerships with service providers and customers regarding mental health and issues related to D/deaf and hard of hearing communities.
This is a permanent, full-time position, working Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (One to two days/week will be dedicated to meeting with clients in person at an authorized location.)
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work/Counselling Psychology or equivalent and be a member of a regulated college (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), eligible to practice independently. You have a minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in mental health, clinical social work or equivalent (preferably with an adult psychiatric population), including successfully developing and facilitating psychoeducational workshops for clients and training for service providers. You are also someone with excellent organizational, communication (English and French), and interpersonal skills. You have a sense of urgency and can handle a pressurized environment with the ability to manage a varied workload with competing priorities and deadlines.
CHS is the industry-leading provider of services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers to participation. We are the largest and only Accredited organization of its kind in North America. Building on its 82-year history and following a remarkable and ambitious recent turnaround, CHS is a modern, progressive and professional organization well-positioned for growth both nationally and internationally. In 2021, CHS achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada making it the first national organization serving Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to earn this distinction.
CHS requires you to be legally eligible for employment in Canada (Proof of legal ability to work in Canada will be required if a contingent offer of employment is made.)
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.
CANADIAN HEARING SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING PROCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS.
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