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Manager, Client Services R.I.T.E.S. Program

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent Position

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, progressive Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families. CTYS is known as a widely recognized and respected leader on Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism in the children mental health sector and offers award winning specialized services for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and Black identified youth.

 

As a member of the management team, you will provide direct supervision to a staff team while providing leadership and management for the described services.  Programs include the R.I.T.E.S. Group Programs, Individual Counselling, the R.I.T.E.S. Youth Justice Pilot Program and the George Hull R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative.

 

The R.I.T.E.S. Program at CTYS

 

The R.I.T.E.S. Program, funded by the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Health, provides innovative and creative mental health programming for Black, African Canadian, Afro Caribbean and Afro Latinx youth and their families. The R.I.T.E.S. Program employs an integrated, full spectrum model of support and care so participants have access to a range of clinical mental health programs, supports and resources. The R.I.T.E.S. Program also implements an asset-focused, strength-based approach informed by research, evidence, and various Africentric cultural and social value systems and practices.

 

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients.  Identification as a member of the Black/ African Canadian/ African Diasporic community is required for this position.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct clinical supervision and staff support
  • Manage and lead the R.I.T.E.S. Youth Justice Pilot Program and George Hull R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative on behalf of CTYS
  • Support anti-oppression, equity and anti-Black racism Management Leadership Initiatives
  • Sustain positive, collaborative working relationships with Black/ African Canadian communities, mental health care providers, TDSB/ TCDSB schools, Courts, Probation Officers, Elders and crisis services
  • Provide advocacy and structural leverage for staff teams around issues of equity, anti-Black racism and social justice
  • Participate in the selection of evidence-based/evidence-informed practices for the R.I.T.E.S. programs, implement the selected practices, and participate in monitoring effectiveness
  • Support and sustain values of decolonization and racial justice as central to the work, and seek interventions that advance leadership of those most impacted by harmful systems
  • Participate in CTYS’s management meetings
  • Provide leadership in maintaining high functioning staff teams and oversee all admin functions pertaining to staff and the programs
  • Ensure clinical services are delivered in a manner consistent with all applicable agency policies and procedures and accreditation standards
  • Ensure performance measurement data guides and informs quality improvement and service development
  • Shared responsibility for budget development and monitoring
  • Provide clinical and/or administrative coverage for other CTYS programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Identify as a member of the Black/ African Canadian/ African Diasporic community
  • Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education, experience and training (Graduate Degree preferred)
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience working in children’s mental health with youth and families inclusive of supervisory experience
  • Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body (RSW, RP)
  • Experience supervising and implementing identity based therapeutic groups (virtual and/or in-person)
  • Vocal and demonstrated leadership on anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Knowledge of Toronto’s diverse Black communities and services. Capacity to build strong and collaborative relationships with community partners
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the issues and needs of Black/African Canadian youth and families
  • Commitment to practicing from anti-oppressive, anti-racist, equity and trauma informed frameworks
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of group programming, facilitation and dynamics
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, formulation, counselling, case planning and coordination with youth and families, experience providing individual, group and family interventions
  • Thorough familiarity with the Child and Family Services Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act and other pertinent legislation
  • Knowledge of adolescent mental health issues and community resources to support youth
  • Understanding of harm reduction and social determinants of heath models as they pertain to youth
  • Knowledge of culturally responsive resources to support youth
  • Knowledge in delivering therapeutic services, informed by trauma, attachment and family systems
  • Experience in program development and project management
  • Familiarity and commitment to Evidence Informed Practices
  • Proficient in the use of computers and familiarity with client database software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supporting virtual services is an asset
  • Proficiency in French language an asset
  • COVID vaccinations required

Start Date:  ASAP

Salary & Benefit include: Competitive salary, Employer contribution based RRSP, Extended Medical & Dental Health Benefits, flexible work hours, & professional development days.

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Friday July 1, 2022:

Central Toronto Youth Services
65 Wellesley Street East, 3rd Floor
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.

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Pride & Prejudice Program - Program Coordinator

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Permanent Position

(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 2SILGBTQ+ youth and their families in the Program.

 

Pride & Prejudice Program at CTYS

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.  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 2SLGBTQ+ communities, in particular, transgender, non-binary and BIPOC communities.

 

Primary 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 2SILGBTQ+ 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 2SILGBTQ+ communities (priority given to membership in the transgender, non-binary and BIPOC communities)
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of the issues, needs and Toronto resources for 2SILGBTQ+  youth
  • Expertise in working with transgender, 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 and in group
  • Minimum two (2) 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

 

Start Date:  July 5, 2022

Salary Range: $ 59,486.21 – $ 71,029.64

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Wednesday, June 15, 2022:

Central Toronto Youth Services

65 Wellesley Street East, 3rd Floor

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.

 

Youth Support Worker - The R.I.T.E.S. Program

Youth Support Worker
The R.I.T.E.S. Program

Full Time – 35hrs 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.

 

The R.I.T.E.S. Program at CTYS

This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team of staff offering mental health services to Black children, youth and their families in Toronto. This R.I.T.E.S. Youth Support Worker position will co-lead-culturally affirmative group services for Black youth, both in-person and/or virtually. The goal of this opportunity will be to build on the success of the R.I.T.E.S. Program and work with the Program Coordinators to serve a wider and more diverse population of Black youth in Toronto.

The purpose of this position is to provide innovative and thematic psycho-educational groups and supportive counselling programming for Black youth with a range of needs. Group services are delivered in office, in community and within TDSB/TCDSB schools. The position supports the community, school administration and students through 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/ value systems, connecting to the wider Black community, cultural and racial identity development, building self-advocacy and resiliency, and fostering leadership skills.

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients.  Identification as a member of the Black/ African Caribbean community is a requirement for this position.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating in-person and/or virtual day and evening groups for diverse Black youth populations in schools, the community and in office
  • Participate in program development, planning and implementation
  • Conduct intakes, brief service assessments, client service plans and discharge plans as required
  • Develop and maintain effective linkages with youth serving community agencies, Black communities and Elders, school administration/ personnel, and internal staff
  • Provide culturally relevant group counselling sessions and facilitate meetings with clients
  • Work collaboratively with other program staff to implement outreach strategies and promote the program
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary case planning and case management to ensure continuity of care
  • Identify resources and facilitate necessary referrals for ongoing client support
  • Work with CTYS’s youth engagement committee and provide support to the youth engagement group/ youth consultants
  • Responsibility for ensuring up-to-date maintenance of client files in accordance with CTYS accreditation standards
  • Manage client-related expenditures as per annual budget
  • In consultation with the Program Manager, participate in various agency committees’/ community activities/ agency special events
  • Advise Program Manager of any serious occurrence and ensure documentation
  •  Provide case coverage/support for other team members due to vacation/illness/emergencies
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  •  Identify as a member of the African/Caribbean diasporic community
  • BSW or other relevant degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience in developing and facilitating groups for diverse youth with mental health challenges & experience in virtual group provision
  •  Minimum of two years’ progressive experience in assessment, counselling and case coordination with marginalized youth and their families
  • Experience with group program development and delivery in a school based contexts is preferred
  • Understanding of the R.I.T.E.S. of Passage model and have an expertise in Africentric curriculum
  • A significant understanding of the impact Anti-Black racism has on Black youth and families
  • Experience with working with Black youth, under-resourced youth, “system involved” youth
  • Familiarity with youth engagement strategies and principles
  • 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 adolescent mental health issues and social service community resources
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including proficiency in report writing and public speaking
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, limited weekends) and in a variety of environments (i.e. school, office & rural retreat)
  • Proficient in use of computers and software applications
  • French language is an asset
  • COVID vaccinations required

Start Date:                ASAP

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

Salary Range:          $ 59,486.21 – $ 71,029.64

 

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Tuesday, June 28, 2022:

Email:  [email protected]

Central Toronto Youth Services

65 Wellesley Street East, 3rd Floor

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.

 

 

 

 

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