Job Posting 89654

Anti-Human Trafficking Therapist
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
Toronto Metro area
245 Eglinton Avenue East, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON M4P 3B7
closing today (Wed, 30 Nov)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $65,000 - $75,000

Land Acknowledgement

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is situated on the upon the traditional territories of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers of this land for thousands of years. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.

Organizational Overview

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that provides a range of services to children, youth and families, who have experienced abuse or violence, within the City of Toronto. We provide individual, group, family and community services that include trauma assessment, counselling, and therapy, advocacy and support services during child abuse investigations, court support and accompaniment services and abuse and violence prevention materials and trainings. Boost CYAC is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, an independent non-profit organization that offers accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social services across Canada.

Position Overview

Boost CYAC is seeking a Anti-Human Trafficking Therapist to provide crisis and therapeutic support to youth under the age of 18 who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing human sex trafficking, through a grant funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Through this project, Boost CYAC will expand its specialized Anti-Human Trafficking team. The team will offer wrap-around services from the initial point of contact to facilitate safety and stability through intensive trauma-informed support for young victims of sex trafficking. This project will allow the team to implement a unique service model based on an individualized approach to identify and provide immediate and ongoing intensive support, to youth who have been victims of sex trafficking.


  • A Master’s level degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline or equivalent degree.
  • A minimum of three (3) years working directly with victims of complex trauma. Experience working specifically with at risk or trafficked youth is considered an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of the field of childhood trauma, particularly complex, developmental, and intergenerational trauma and child and adolescent development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of human trafficking and experience in treatment of individuals with addictions, would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide flexible, evidence and trauma-informed service with a non-judgmental and strengths based approach that focuses on increasing a youth’s safety and stability.
  • Experience and ability to screen for and address suicidality, self-harming behaviours and other safety concerns.
  • Knowledge and experience of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and the ability to work from an from an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams of multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a calm demeanor and positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills. Proficient computer skills including database management.
  • Ability to speak languages other than English would be considered an asset.

Skills and Experience

  • Provide crisis and therapeutic services to youth and their caregivers, with a particular emphasis on youth who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing human sex trafficking.
  • Assess the youth’s impact of trauma and provide trauma therapy using a phase-oriented approach with a strong focus on increasing safety and stability.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator and other members of the Boost CYAC multidisciplinary team (MDT).
  • Provide trauma related psychoeducation to families, service providers, and the community.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings, centre functions and other meetings as required.

Additional Information


245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 201, Toronto ON M4P 3B7

Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week.

Flexible working hours.

Opportunity to work from home 2 days per week.


Health Spending Account, Employee & Family Assistance Program, 3 weeks vacation, paid sick leave, and personal obligation days.


Boost CYAC is and equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Boost CYAC believes that vaccination is a key element in the protection of our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date.

Boost CYAC is committed to providing accommodation in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Manager of Human Resources will work with applicants to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process.



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