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Program Coordinator

Pride & Prejudice Program

0.8 FTE Permanent

(28 hours per week; Bargaining Unit Position)

(Bargaining Unit position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, innovative Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families.

This is an exciting opportunity to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families in the Pride & Prejudice Program.   The Pride & Prejudice Program, supports youth aged 13-24 exploring sexual and gender identity, coming out, interpersonal conflicts, experiences of trauma and mental health challenges. Psychotherapeutic interventions include individual, group and family modalities. Services are provided virtually and in person.

As an employer, we are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity and needs of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting BIPOC as well as transgender and non-binary communities.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide therapeutic services, informed by trauma, attachment, family systems theories and affirmative gender and sexuality counselling approaches.
  • To provide individual, group and family evidence informed clinical interventions.
  • To provide brief therapy services as well as longer term interventions.
  • To work collaboratively with youth, parents, school personnel and other service providers, by developing individualized and effective service delivery plans using a strengths based and youth and family engagement perspective.
  • Providing flexible services that ensure accessibility for youth and families including after school appointments plus two evenings a week.
  • Case management support for transitions to community services.
  • To participate on internal CTYS or external 2SLGBTQIA+ committees.

Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in Social Work or related helping profession and/ or equivalent experience
  • Must have membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body (RSW, RP)
  • Membership in and identification with the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities (priority given to membership in the Trans, non-binary and BIPOC communities) 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the issues, needs and Toronto resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
  • Expertise in working with Trans, non-binary and gender questioning youth
  • Knowledge of and commitment to practice from a decolonizing, anti-racist and anti -oppression framework
  • Knowledge of and commitment to an evidence informed practice
  • Experience supporting family members of transgender and non-binary youth, individually & in group
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health
  • Experience working with youth with serious mental health challenges
  • Experience in providing trauma informed and family systems interventions
  • Experience in providing crisis support/safety planning
  • Strong communication and computer technology skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families
  • Must be available to work two evenings per week
  • Fluency in French and/or another language is an asset

Salary Range:  $63,108.92-75,355.35 (prorated to 0.8 FTE)

Start Date: May 2024 

Please submit a letter of application with resume by:  May 6, 2024

Central Toronto Youth Services

65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Fax: (416) 924-2930

Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.  As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve.  We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges. 


Program Coordinator

Tending The Roots Program

Full Time – 35 hours a week; 5 Month Contract

April 2024 – September 2024

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, innovative Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families. We are currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator for our Pride & Prejudice Program. This is an exciting opportunity to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families in the Program. 

Tending the Roots at CTYS

Tending the Roots is a new initiative designed to advance and bolster the work of agencies and groups serving 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families nation-wide by offering a space to share, deepen, and enhance learning and wise practices via a collaborative model.  The Community of Practice would be able to pool resources, share knowledge, and support organizations working with families of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in order to make their homes safer and strengthen family relationships.  Tending the Roots will create opportunities for conversation and collaboration, support working groups, create opportunities for co-mentorship and trainings, and more.  As Program Coordinator, you would be integral in launching this new program through building partnerships with community members, coalescing resources and facilitating cross-national knowledge exchange, organizing meetings and sub-committees, attending and presenting at workshops/ trainings/ conferences, developing promotional materials including website and social media, assisting with funding applications and reporting requirements, and so on.

As employers we are committed to building intervention teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, in particular, transgender, non-binary and BIPOC communities.

Primary Responsibilities:  
•    Review and mobilize literature, narratives, and resources on working with the families of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
•    Meet with potential Community of Practice members to build relationships of trust and mutual support, and to identify needs and levels of involvement with this project
•    Create, maintain, and advance connections across systems such as youth justice, child protection, and shelters
•    Spend intentional and critical time deepening relationships with Community of Practice members, through team building exercises, community presentations, webinars, terms of reference, and more
•    Design and evaluate the Community of Practice to improve processes and determine impacts
•    Create an online central hub for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families, as well as for service providers and research communities
•    Support the creation of a peer support network for direct service workers (many of whom are also community members and therefore uniquely impacted by the work)
•    Work with Community of Practice membership to identify gaps in research and resources
•    Contribute to sector-wide dialogue and action that holds Indigenous sovereignty and anti-racism/ anti-oppression as critical frameworks for addressing homophobia and transphobia at their roots
•    Establish and maintain a collaborative community of practice to support community groups, service providers, and researchers working with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their families across the country 
•    Establish equitable and collaborative pathways for resource-sharing, knowledge exchange, and peer support
•    Create peer wellness networks for direct service providers who work with the parents/caregivers/families of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
•    Create a hub of Knowledge Development and Exchange materials and resources for community members, service providers, policy makers, and research and academic communities 
•    Evaluate and create Knowledge Development and Exchange materials regarding the Community of Practice
•    Design and lead peer support calls/ virtual meetings and provide support for caregivers of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
•    Engage in partnership development to create networks of resources sharing and knowledge exchange 
•    Attend/ present at trainings, workshops, conferences
•    Participate in internal/external committees related to Tending The Roots project 
•    Attend Families in TRANSition team meetings and occasional Pride & Prejudice and CTYS staff meetings
•    Supporting funding application and report’s 
•    Assist with funding applications and reporting requirements
•    Perform other duties as needed

Qualifications:
•    A graduate degree in Social Services, Health Promotion or related helping profession and/ or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience
•    Membership in and identification with the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities (priority given to membership in the transgender, non-binary and BIPOC communities)  
•    Experience organizing community of practices and service providers
•    Comprehensive knowledge of the issues, needs and Toronto resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
•    Knowledge of and commitment to practice from a decolonizing, anti-racist and anti-oppression framework
•    Knowledge of and commitment to an evidence informed practice
•    Experience supporting family members of transgender and non-binary youth, individually and in group
•    Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health 
•    Strong communication and computer technology skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with community partners, youth and their families
•    Fluency in French and/ or another language is an asset 
•    Full COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses) is required
•    Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required

Start Date:           April 2024
Salary Range:     $ 63,270.80 – $ 75,355.35

Competitive Benefits Package
•    Generous Paid Time Off Entitlements
•    Pay in lieu of Benefits (due to short term contract)

Please submit a letter of application with resume by March 22 2024 to:

Email: [email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage people of colour, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental health challenges to apply.


Service Coordinator for Early Intervention for Psychosis Program

CTYS – New Outlook Program

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent Position

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit Position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based Children’s Mental Health Centre committed to responding to the needs of young people, their families, and the youth-serving community. We provide innovative approaches to the care of youth through advocacy, system navigation, and direct-service programming through case-management and counselling.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Program (EI) within New Outlook at CTYS

The Early Intervention Program is one of 5 New Outlook Programs funded by Ontario Health. The Early Intervention Program (EI) is a community-based counselling and intense case management program that provides up to 3 years of service to young people (14-24) who are experiencing psychosis or exhibiting prodromal symptoms. As a member of the EI team, you will work with clients and their significant others to improve their quality of life and instill hope.

The Service Coordinator role will focus on functioning as a clinician case manager within an interprofessional practice team. In this role, you will be expected to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care utilizing a newly adopted care pathway that is designed to deliver standardized, evidence-based treatments including the delivery of the NAVIGATE Early Intervention Model of Care; in this role you will provide the Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) component of this intervention model. This model provides a framework for mental health assessment, monitors client responses to pharmaceutical and care interventions, with an emphasis on resilience and collaborative care. This position requires a sound knowledge of psycho-social rehabilitation, crisis intervention, addiction issues, severe and persistent mental illness, and an understanding of schizophrenia, primary mood disorders with psychosis, and other presentations of psychosis.

Through the exploration of client experiences of mental health, staff will build relationships and engage both clients and their significant others to access resources and opportunities. EI staff also integrate interventions that are trauma informed, and evidence based and take into consideration ways to prioritize social justice and inclusion. Intervention is based on a community outreach model – EI staff support clients and caregivers through a blended service model with both community outreach and virtual work (secure online video platforms; secure app text based communication etc.). A flexible work schedule is required to accommodate individual and family schedules in the evenings. For more details, see www.CTYS.org

As employers we are committed to building intervention teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities, in particular Black and African Canadian Communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
– To provide clinical services, informed by Provincial Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards
– Utilizing NAVIGATE Early Intervention Model of Care, work collaboratively with youth, and other service providers, as well as parents/caregivers to develop comprehensive and effective service delivery plans for transitional aged youth 14-24 experiencing psychosis or exhibiting prodromal symptoms
– Learn and integrate NAVIGATE Model of Care – attend consultations and trainings as directed
– Provide intensive case management supports
– Work collaboratively with other disciplines and roles as outlined in the NAVIGATE Model of Care
– Provide client support and psycho-education specific to psychosis and recovery
– Provide a combination of virtual and in-person services in the office and/or community
– Provide counselling and therapeutic services, informed by trauma theory, and evidence informed practices including CBT, MI, and recovery frameworks
– Within above approaches, integrate knowledge of anti-oppression/anti-racism frameworks
– Assist youth in identifying and acquiring the skills needed to meet their goals
– Support advocacy and resource brokerage
– Facilitate access to resources such as psychiatry, housing, substance abuse programs, crisis response services etc. and to provide crisis response/safety planning as necessary
– As required, work with families from diverse cultures, utilizing interpreters as needed
– To fulfill the above mentioned responsibilities in a flexible manner which may include some evening work
– Participate in team, staff, and supervision meetings
– Maintain all records and reports as required by the CTYS policies and procedures
– Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
– BIPOC Identification, member of Black/A.C community prioritized
– MSW or equivalent education and experience
– Membership in Regulated Health College (R.P./RSW)
– Demonstrated experience working from an anti-oppressive framework with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities and racialized communities
– Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a mental health setting
– Knowledge of appropriate therapeutic approaches & interventions; practice of holistic and recovery & wellness frameworks
– Experience with and understanding of youth with psychosis
– Knowledge of NAVIGATE Early Intervention Model of Care
– Knowledge of Provincial Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards
– Excellent assessment, formulation and case planning skills utilizing a strengths based approach
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families with creative & innovative outreach approaches
– Experience working from a community outreach model
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Knowledge of local community resources to support youth and families
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– French language an asset
– Valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a car is an asset (due to outreach nature of position)
– COVID Vaccinations

Start Date: March 2024

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Positions Available: 2

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage people of colour, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental health challenges to apply.


Community Outreach

Youth and Family Counsellor

Full Time – 35 hours a week; 17 Month Contract

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit Position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, innovative Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team offering youth & family outreach services through the Community Outreach Program.

The Community Outreach team provides counseling and case management support to youth (ages 12-17) and their families. The service is client centered, flexible, and geared for youth with a range of mental health needs – some of whom may have difficulty accessing traditional office-based services and require outreach. As such, youth and families are seen in the community, their place of residence, virtually (video) or in-office. The Community Outreach team approaches client work using interventions that are trauma informed, evidence based and informed by the principles of social justice, inclusion and equity. Youth and families are often seeking enhanced wellness, growth in family relationships, and improved mental health as well as success in school, work, and social life. Flexibility is required to work some evenings to provide accessibility and accommodate youth and family schedules. Currently, services are both virtual and in person dependent on the recommendations of public health and client needs.

As an employer, we are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity and needs of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities, in particular Black and African Canadian Communities. Priority will also be given to applicants who are knowledgeable and competent in supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth

Primary Responsibilities:
– Provide comprehensive, individual and family counselling support to youth and their families age 12-17, utilizing an outreach/youth engagement model.
– Work collaboratively with youth, families and service providers from trauma, attachment, and anti-oppressive practice informed lenses to provide counselling, case management and service coordination that is timely and coordinated
– Develop individualized and effective service delivery plans using strengths-based, and youth & family engagement perspective
– Offer flexible services that ensure accessibility for youth and families, including two evenings a week (available until 8:00pm)
– If registered in a regulated health college, psychotherapy may be provided, as per client need
– Participate in team, staff, and supervision meetings, as well as clinical consultations regularly
– Maintain all records and reports as required by the CTYS policies and procedures
– Facilitate referrals and support transitions to community services

Qualifications:
– A BSW /or equivalent degree and experience
– Registration in regulated health college that permits the delivery of psychotherapy required.
– Minimum two years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health
– Experience supporting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
– Demonstrated experience providing counselling to youth and families
– Experience providing brief therapy interventions an asset
– Skills in assessment, formulation, case planning and coordination with youth and families
– Expertise working with adolescents with complex mental health challenges, crisis management and safety planning
– Experience with family systems, and attachment modalities, as well as trauma, and equity lenses in working with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities
– Familiarity with the resources supportive to CTYS clients (e.g. 2SLGBTQIA+, and BIPOC youth) and experience referring clients to community resources
– Knowledge of and commitment to evidence informed practice
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families using creative & innovative approaches
– Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with school boards, the community and service providers
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
– Comfort and proficiency in using technology to engage youth and families (e.g. phone, text, and video) and in completing clinical documentation (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Outlook)
– A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle an asset
– Clear vulnerable sector check
– Proficiency in French language is an asset
– Documented proof of receipt of two Covid 19 Vaccinations

Start Date: Immediately

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Email: [email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


Community Outreach

Youth and Family Counsellor

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit Position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, innovative Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team offering youth & family outreach services through the Community Outreach Program.

The Community Outreach team provides counseling and case management support to youth (ages 12-17) and their families. The service is client centered, flexible, and geared for youth with a range of mental health needs – some of whom may have difficulty accessing traditional office-based services and require outreach. As such, youth and families are seen in the community, their place of residence, virtually (video) or in-office. The Community Outreach team approaches client work using interventions that are trauma informed, evidence based and informed by the principles of social justice, inclusion and equity. Youth and families are often seeking enhanced wellness, growth in family relationships, and improved mental health as well as success in school, work, and social life. Flexibility is required to work some evenings to provide accessibility and accommodate youth and family schedules. Currently, services are both virtual and in person dependent on the recommendations of public health and client needs.

As an employer, we are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity and needs of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities, in particular Black and African Canadian Communities. Priority will also be given to applicants who are knowledgeable and competent in supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth

Primary Responsibilities:
– Provide comprehensive, individual and family counselling support to youth and their families age 12-17, utilizing an outreach/youth engagement model.
– Work collaboratively with youth, families and service providers from trauma, attachment, and anti-oppressive practice informed lenses to provide counselling, case management and service coordination that is timely and coordinated
– Develop individualized and effective service delivery plans using strengths-based, and youth & family engagement perspective
– Offer flexible services that ensure accessibility for youth and families, including two evenings a week (available until 8:00pm)
– If registered in a regulated health college, psychotherapy may be provided, as per client need
– Participate in team, staff, and supervision meetings, as well as clinical consultations regularly
– Maintain all records and reports as required by the CTYS policies and procedures
– Facilitate referrals and support transitions to community services

Qualifications:
– A BSW /or equivalent degree and experience
– Registration in regulated health college that permits the delivery of psychotherapy required.
– Minimum two years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health
– Experience supporting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
– Demonstrated experience providing counselling to youth and families
– Experience providing brief therapy interventions an asset
– Skills in assessment, formulation, case planning and coordination with youth and families
– Expertise working with adolescents with complex mental health challenges, crisis management and safety planning
– Experience with family systems, and attachment modalities, as well as trauma, and equity lenses in working with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities
– Familiarity with the resources supportive to CTYS clients (e.g. 2SLGBTQIA+, and BIPOC youth) and experience referring clients to community resources
– Knowledge of and commitment to evidence informed practice
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families using creative & innovative approaches
– Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with school boards, the community and service providers
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
– Comfort and proficiency in using technology to engage youth and families (e.g. phone, text, and video) and in completing clinical documentation (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Outlook)
– A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle an asset
– Clear vulnerable sector check
– Proficiency in French language is an asset
– Documented proof of receipt of two Covid 19 Vaccinations

Start Date: Immediately

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Email: [email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


Youth and Family Therapist

Priority Access for Students (PAS) Program

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit Position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre with a range of services and programs for youth and families across Toronto. These services are client-centered and flexible, geared for youth and families with a range of mental health needs who may have difficulty accessing traditional office-based services.

Priority Access for Students Program (PAS) at CTYS

The PAS team provides psychotherapy, and case management services for youth aged 13-18 and their families. Referrals for this program come directly from CTYS’ partnership with TDSB & TCDSB social work teams. PAS primarily utilizes an evidence-based attachment and family focused model of intervention – integrating lenses that are trauma informed, and prioritize equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. A flexible work schedule and approach is required to ensure service accessibility – including some evening, and occasional community/client home service delivery. Services are provided primarily in person with virtual service available dependent on client needs. For more details, see www.CTYS.org

Primary Responsibilities:
– To provide clinical services and engage youth and families referred by TDSB and TCDSB to improve individual and family functioning.
– To provide psychotherapeutic and case management services, informed by trauma, attachment and family systems theories, as well as an anti-oppression, anti-racism and equity framework
– To work collaboratively with youth, caregivers, school personnel and other service providers, by developing individualized and effective service delivery plans that are strengths-based and from a family engagement perspective
– Providing flexible services that ensure accessibility for youth and families including two evenings a week (availableuntil 8:00pm). May include occasional service provision in community and client homes.
– Participate in team, staff and supervision meetings, as well as clinical consultations regularly
– Facilitate referrals and support transitions to community services and resources

– To maintain all records and reports as required by CTYS policies and procedures

Qualifications:
– Registration in a regulated health college (e.g. R.P. /R.S.W.) which permits the delivery of psychotherapy is required
– Master’s degree in a counselling/social work related field
– Identification with and experience supporting BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
– Minimum three (3) years experience working in Children’s Mental Health
– Knowledge of and commitment to practicing from a decolonizing, anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework
– Expertise in working with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
– Experience working with youth and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
– Knowledgeable around the potential needs of and experience providing support to youth who identify as neurodivergent
– Demonstrated skills in assessment, formulation, counselling, case planning and coordination
– Experience counselling youth and their families through complex mental health challenges, crisis management and safety planning
– Experience in providing trauma informed counselling to youth and families
– Experience with attachment and developmental approaches in working with youth and families
– Knowledge of appropriate therapeutic approaches informed by anti-oppression/anti-racism and equity
– Knowledge of and commitment to evidence informed practice
– Knowledge of substance use/harm reduction theory as applied to youth and families
– Familiarity with resources supportive to CTYS clients (e.g. 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC youth) and experience referring clients to community resources
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with school boards, the community and service providers
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Comfort and proficiency in using technology to engage youth and families (e.g. phone, text, and video) and in completing clinical documentation (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Outlook)
– Proficiency in French language is an asset
– Proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations required
– Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check required

Start Date: ASAP

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Positions Available: 2

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Email: [email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


YOUTH JUSTICE MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS

Mental Health Assessment & Intervention Worker

(12 month contract; full-time bargaining unit position at CTYS)

Internal/External Posting

This is an exciting opportunity to be a member of a YJ Mental Health ACCESS, a collaborative between CTYS and Turning Point Youth Services that supports youth and families involved with the youth justice system. The purpose of the position is to engage youth referred from Toronto Probation Services and Youth Mental Health Court Workers and provide brief mental health assessments and intervention. Flexibility is required to work some evenings to accommodate youth and family. This is a brief service model which will include some outreach to meet youth and/or families at probation, at CTYS, in the community, in the home or virtual work when it is appropriate.

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify with and have experience supporting BIPOC communities.

Responsibilities:
– Provide mental health assessments and brief counselling intervention for youth and families identified and referred by Toronto probation services and youth mental health courts
– Work collaboratively with youth, parents and probation services by developing individualized assessment and effective service delivery plans using a strengths based approach
– Provide youth with a clear pathway to gain a psychological or psychiatric assessment
– Support youth in attending and following up with assessments
– Provide psychoeducation to youth and/or families regarding mental health diagnosis and services
– Work with youth and families to transition to community based services, follow up on assessment recommendation and/ or connect with ongoing therapeutic supports
– Communicate with probation and mental health court workers ongoing to educate them on the supports that are available through the program
– Advise Program Manager of any serious occurrence and ensure documentation
– Provide case coverage/support for other team members due to vacation/illness/emergency when assigned
– Participate in supervision, program meetings, all-staff meetings, clinical consultations, peer consultations and committee/partnership meetings when required
– Identify and discuss client, community trends/needs and make recommendations for programming
– Ensure that all recordings and documentation meet CTYS Policy and Procedures requirements, accreditation standards and are completed in a timely manner
– Ensure that CR database is updated at least once weekly
– Participate in agency committees, special events or community activities when determined appropriate in consultation with the Program Manager
– Participate in training and professional development activities as required
– Participate in yearly service planning and program development meeting when requested by the Program Manager
– Manage client-related expenditures as per annual budget
– Comply with agency program policies and procedures in all duties pertaining to the job
– Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
– A graduate degree in Social Work or related helping profession
– Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body (RSW or R.P)
– Demonstrated experience working from an anti-oppressive framework with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities and racialized communities
– Minimum three years experience working in children’s mental health
– Knowledge of and experience working in the youth justice system
– Experience working with youth with addictions
– Experience in strength based and trauma informed mental health assessments, brief intervention modalities and CBT – Experience working with trauma informed, resiliency and strength based approaches
– Demonstrate skills in assessment, counseling, case planning and coordination with marginalized adolescents and their families
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport and engage marginalized youth
– Knowledge of child and adolescent development and crisis intervention techniques
– Knowledge of community resources to support youth
– Experience working from a community outreach model
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the youth justice system and collateral service providers
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle
– Proficient in use of computers and software applications
– Proficiency in a second language an asset – Required Covid Vaccination

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Start Date: Immediately

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


CTYS & The George Hull Centre – R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative Program Expansion

Full Time- Permanent (1 Position)

(Program Coordinator; Bargaining Unit position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services and The George Hull Centre for Children and Families are community-based Children’s Mental Health Centers committed to responding to the needs of young people, their families, and the youth-serving community. The R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative is an exciting program expansion to provide mental health services to Black children, youth and families in Rexdale and surrounding Northwest Toronto communities. This R.I.T.E.S. staff position is housed within CTYS, and will co-lead culturally responsive group services for Black youth, both in-person and/or virtually.

The purpose of the position is to develop, coordinate and provide evidence informed, innovative and thematic psychoeducational group and counselling programming for Black youth with a range of needs. Groups are delivered to community members and students in TDSB/ TCDSB high schools. The position supports the community, school administration and students through program coordination, presentations/outreach, group counseling, client outreach
and client advocacy. The Program focus is to support Black youth to engage more positively with their families, peers, communities and schools, and to realize personal success. Groups currently delivered focus on building healthy relationships, understanding Africentric traditions and value systems, connecting to the wider Black community, cultural and racial identity development, building self-advocacy and resiliency, and fostering leadership skills.

As an employer, we are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity and needs of our clients and workforce. Identification as a member of the Black/African Diasporic community is required for this position.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Participate in all areas of program development, planning and implementation
– Develop and maintain effective linkages with youth serving community agencies, Black communities and Elders, and school administration/ personnel
– Implementing culturally relevant group programming in collaboration with school partners, community partners and agency staff
– In consultation with the Program Manager, develop R.I.T.E.S. promotional materials and implement outreach strategy to promote R.I.T.E.S. programming to CTYS & George Hull staff, external community partners and within school environments
– Manage client-related expenditures as per annual budget
– Applying for specialized grants to work with the Black youth population

General Responsibilities:
– Leading in-person and/or virtual day and evening groups for diverse Black youth populations
– Conduct intakes, brief service assessments and develop client service plans and discharge plans as required
– Active, ongoing collaboration with referring school personnel, other service providers and internal staff
– Participate in multi-disciplinary case planning and case management to ensure continuity of care
– Provision of case coverage/support for other team members due to vacation/illness/emergencies
– Responsibility for ensuring up-to-date maintenance of client files in accordance with CTYS accreditation standards.
– In consultation with the Program Manager, participation in various agency committees’/ community activities/ agency special events

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Required :
– Identify as a member of the Black/African diasporic community
– BSW or other relevant degree or equivalent education and experience
– Minimum of three years’ relevant experience in developing and facilitating groups for diverse youth with mental health challenges & experience in virtual group provision
– Minimum of three years’ progressive experience in assessment, counselling and case coordination with marginalized youth and their families
– A significant understanding of the impact Anti-Black racism has on the Black youth and families
– Experience with working with Black youth, under-resourced youth, “system involved” youth
– Demonstrated capacity to engage leaders within Toronto’s diverse Black communities
– Understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive theory and practice
– Previous training on trauma informed interventions when working with Black & racialized populations
– Expertise in group dynamics, group program development and virtual group provision
– Knowledge and skills in evidence-based programming/ evidence informed programming
– Understanding of strength-based group and psycho-educational programming
– Knowledge of adolescent development and its impact on group work practice and process
– Knowledge of family systems theory, crisis intervention techniques, CBT, trauma informed practice, relationship building
– Knowledge of social service community resources and adolescent mental health issues
– Knowledge and experience in grant writing
– Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, limited weekends) and in a variety of environments (i.e., school, office & rural retreat)
– Strong written and verbal communication skills including proficiency in report writing and public speaking
– Proficient in use of computers and software applications
– Experience with group program development and delivery in a school-based contexts is preferred
– Familiarity with youth engagement strategies is an asset
– French language is an asset
– COVID vaccinations required

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: 35 hours per week – evening & (limited) weekend work required

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Thursday, February 22, 2024 to:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.

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YOUTH JUSTICE MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS

Family Focused Outreach Therapist

(Full Time Bargaining Unit Position at CTYS)

Internal/External Posting

Youth Justice Mental Health ACCESS Program at CTYS

The Youth Justice Mental Health ACCESS Program is a collaboration between CTYS and Turning Point Youth Services (TPYS) to provide mental health assessments and brief treatment, to youth and their families involved with the youth justice system. The YJ MH ACCESS Team supports youth in conflict with
the law and their families. The Family Therapist will focus specifically on the engagement of family to improve family functioning by affecting change in the family system. Many of our youth justice clients are being referred to services after a family breakdown has occurred and the youth find themselves
without the family support that can be a positive factor in their reintegration. The family focused intervention would be based on a community outreach model. A flexible work schedule and approach is required to ensure service accessibility including some evening work, and community/ client home/virtual service delivery. For more details, see www.CTYS.org

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify with and have experience supporting BIPOC communities.

Responsibilities:
– Engage youth and family in counselling by working with parent(s), guardians, identified family members and/or young person jointly and individually as referred by Toronto probation services, mental health court workers and collaborative agency partners
– To work effectively with mental health collaborative partners, youth , parents, probation services and other workers who are part of the youth’s team
– Work collaboratively with youth and parents to develop individualized assessment and effective service delivery plans using strengths based family systems approach. Interventions may:
 Address relational and communication issues within family
 Support parents to develop parenting skills and competency
 Provide psychoeducation for parents
 Support parents to address individual and systemic issues in order to build stability and support for youth
 Work with parents to address challenges and develop skills in systems navigation
– To transition youth and families to community based services and other resources when required
– Participate in program and evaluation development
– Ensure that all reporting and documentation meets requirements and are completed in a timely manner
– Participate in supervision, program meetings, all-staff meetings, clinical consultations, peer consultations, committee/partnership meetings and professional development as required

Qualifications:
– Demonstrated experience working from an anti-oppressive framework with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities and racialized communities
– A graduate degree in counselling, Social Work or related helping profession
– Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body
– Minimum three years experience working in children’s mental health
– Experience working with families from a community outreach model
– Experience working with trauma informed, resiliency and strength based approaches
– Experience working with youth who are involved with the Youth Justice system
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the youth justice system and collateral service providers
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport and engage marginalized youth and their families
– Knowledge of program development and evaluation is an asset
– A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle

Salary Range: $63,108.92-75,355.35

Start Date: ASAP

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers, we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from racialized, queer and transgender people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


YOUTH JUSTICE MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS

Substance Use and Concurrent Disorder Specialist

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent Position

(Youth Support Worker; Bargaining Unit position)

Internal/External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre with a range of services and programs for youth and families across Toronto. These services are client-centered and flexible, geared for youth and families with a range of mental health needs who may have difficulty accessing traditional office-based services.

Youth Justice Mental Health ACCESS Program at CTYS

The Youth Justice Mental Health ACCESS Program is a collaboration between CTYS and Turning Point Youth Services (TPYS) to provide mental health assessments and brief treatment, to youth and their families involved with the youth justice system. The YJ MH ACCESS Team supports youth and their families serving youth justice community orders and/ or youth in open custody, open detention and closed custody settings. As the Substance Use and Concurrent Disorder Specialist, you will provide staff training and team consultations, as well as, direct service to clients including; supporting the development of client assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans and supporting harm reduction strategies. A flexible work schedule and approach is required to ensure service accessibility including some evening work, and community/ client home/ virtual service delivery. For more details, see www.CTYS.org

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify with and have experience supporting BIPOC communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Provide assessment and brief service intervention with youth
– Develop and implement individualized treatment plans with a harm reduction lens and within an anti oppression, anti-racism and equity framework
– Provide flexible outreach services to ensure accessibility for youth and families
– Provide support, referrals, education and resource navigation
– Develop and implement individual and group workshops on substance use, mental health and wellness for youth in closed custody facilities
– Co-facilitate clinical conversations for open custody/ detention facilities and other programs using a trauma informed lens to help stakeholders understand the connection between mental health and substance use, the behaviours of youth in this context and to inform plans to best support youth in these facilities
– Provide ongoing consultation for Youth Justice Workers on substance use and concurrent disorders
– Participate in team clinical consultations, team meetings and supervision meetings
– Maintain all records and reports in accordance with CTYS policies and procedures, legislation and accreditation standards
– Participate in agency committees, special events or community activities when determined appropriate in consultation with the Program Manager
– Ensure that all reporting and documentation meets requirements and are completed in a timely manner
– Participate in supervision, program meetings, all-staff meetings, clinical consultations, peer consultations, committee/partnership meetings and professional development, as required

Qualifications:
– An MSW or equivalent education and experience preferred
– Addiction Studies Certificate is an asset
– Membership (or eligibility) in the appropriate professional regulatory body
– Minimum 2 years’ experience working with youth and addictions
– Demonstrated experience working with youth in the area of harm reduction
– Experience working with concurrent disorders
– Experience facilitating youth groups is an asset
– Experience working with youth involved with the youth justice system
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the youth justice system and collateral service providers
– Experience in strength based mental health assessments, brief intervention modalities, CBT & Motivational Interviewing
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with marginalized youth
– Practice from an Anti-Oppression and Evidence Informed Framework
– Knowledge of program development and evaluation is an asset
– French language proficiency is an asset
– A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle required
– Experience supporting virtual services is an asset
– Proficient in the use of computers and familiarity with client data base software
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations (2 doses) required
– Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check required

Salary Range: $63,108.92-$75,355.35

Start Date: ASAP

Competitive Benefits Package:
– Generous Paid Time Off Entitlements (including Vacation, Personal Leave, Professional Development)
– Excellent Extended Health and Dental Benefits Plan
– Participation in Defined Pension Plan (DPP)
– Employer Paid Contributions to Group Retirement Savings Plan (GRSP)

Please submit a letter of application with resume to:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Fax: (416) 924-2930
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process. As employers we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage people of colour, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental health challenges to apply.