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New Outlook Day Program Counsellor

(7 Month Full Time Contract, Bargaining Unit; Program Counsellor Classification)

Internal /External Posting

Central Toronto Youth Services is a community-based mental health centre committed to serving young people who experience difficulties mastering both the developmental and transitional tasks of adolescence and young adulthood.  CTYS develops and provides innovative services to young people and their families through direct clinical service, prevention, programming, advocacy and research.

Purpose

The New Outlook Day Treatment Program is a structured academic/treatment program run in partnership with TDSB (TDSS/ECPP), for youth struggling with serious mental health challenges and wellness.  The program uses an integrated model that focuses on academic preparation, life and social skills. The purpose of the program is to support transition, instill hope and improve mental health wellness and recovery for school aged youth 14-21 and transitional aged youth 21-24. This position would require an individual available to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in accordance with The TDSB academic calendar (September-August). Some programming is offered virtually.

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:

  • Designing, planning and implementing a variety of therapeutic and social skills programming
  • Case planning, crisis management and  safety planning
  • Individual supportive  counseling and discharge transition planning
  • Working with clients to set goals, organize and facilitate case conferences and provide relevant discharge planning
  • Engage parent/guardians in support of the youth care plans
  • Ensuring up to date maintenance of client files and computer dataset as per CTYS policies and procedures and accreditation standards
  • Developing and maintain effective working relationships with other service providers related to client care

Qualifications:

  • CYW Diploma or Degree and/ or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a mental health setting ( day program is an asset)
  • Experience and understanding of youth with complex mental health challenges and familiarity with Psychiatric diagnoses
  • An understanding and commitment to Anti-Oppression , Equity , Inclusion and Anti-Racism theories and  practice
  • Identification with and/or experience working with racialized communities
  • Excellent assessment, formulation and case planning skills utilizing a client centred, strengths based approach
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Skills in virtual programming, technology and social media platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse youth populations
  • French language is an asset
  • Covid- 19 vaccinations required

Start Date: January 17/2021

Salary Range (7 steps) $51,180.25 – $61,111.90

Please submit a letter of application with resume by January 14, 2022 to:

  • 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 applications from racialized, queer and trans people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


 

Community Outreach & Brief Youth and Family Therapist

Full time – 35 hours per 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team of clinicians through offering brief youth & family services as well as 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, anti-oppression, 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 2SLGBTQ + youth

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive, individual and family therapy services to youth and their families age 13-18, utilizing a brief service and/or outreach/youth engagement model
  • Work collaboratively with youth, families and service providers from trauma, attachment, and anti-oppressive practice informed lenses to provide treatment, 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).
  • 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

  • Registration in a regulated health college (e.g. R.P. /R.S.W.) which permits the delivery of psychotherapy is required.
  • A graduate/master level degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health.
  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy to youth and families
  • Experience providing brief therapy interventions an asset
  • Experience supporting BIPOC and 2SILGBTQ communities
  • Skills in assessment, formulation, psychotherapy, 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 anti-oppression, equity & anti-racism 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. 2SILGBTQ, 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.
  • Proficiency in French language is an asset.

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

Start Date:  ASAP

Please submit a letter of application with resume by January 14, 2022 to:

  • 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 applications from racialized, queer and trans people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.


 

Priority Access for Students Youth and Family Therapist

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.

Priority Access for Students Program (PAS) at CTYS

The PAS team provides mental health assessment and psychotherapeutic counseling services for youth aged 13-18 and their families referred from the TDSB & the TCDSB Social Work utilizing primarily an attachment, family focused model of intervention.   The PAS staff also integrate interventions that are trauma informed, and evidence based and take into consideration ways to prioritize social justice and inclusion.  A flexible work schedule is required to accommodate individual and family schedules in the evenings.  Currently, services may be provided both virtually and in person dependent on the recommendations of public health and client needs.  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.

Priority will also be given to applicants who are knowledgeable and competent in

supporting 2SLGBTQ + youth

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To provide clinical services and engage youth and families referred by TDSB and TCDSB to improve individual and family functioning.
  • To provide clinical services and case management, informed by trauma, attachment and family systems theories, as well as an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework.
  • To work collaboratively with youth, caregivers, 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 two evenings a week (available until 8:00pm).
  • Participate in team, staff and supervision meetings, as well as clinical consultations regularly
  • To maintain all records and reports as required by CTYS policies and procedures
  • Facilitate referrals and support transitions to community services

Qualifications:

  • Registration in a regulated health college (e.g. R.P. /R.S.W.) which permits the delivery of psychotherapy is required.
  • A graduate degree in Social Work or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health utilizing family therapy approaches
  • Demonstrated experience working from an anti-oppressive, equity and anti-racism lenses in working with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities
  • Knowledge of and commitment to an evidence informed practice
  • Experience working with adolescents with complex mental health challenges, crisis management and safety planning
  • Knowledge of substance use/harm reduction theory, understanding of trauma and family systems
  • Demonstrate skills in assessment, counseling, case planning and coordination with marginalized adolescents and their families
  • Knowledge of appropriate therapeutic approaches informed by anti-oppression/anti-racism
  • Experience in providing trauma informed and family systems interventions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families
  • Familiarity with resources supportive to CTYS clients (e.g. 2SILGBTQ and BIPOC youth) and experience referring clients to community resources
  • 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

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

Start Date:  ASAP

Please submit a letter of application with resume by January 14, 2022 to:

  • 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 applications from racialized, queer and trans people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges.