Crisis Therapist Woodstock (6 MONTH CONTRACT)

Crisis Therapist Oxford
6-month Temporary Vacancy – January 14, 2019 to July 12, 2019

CLASSIFICATION: Crisis Therapist – Full Time Oxford

PURPOSE: Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor or designate, and in accordance with both the Child and Family Services Act and the Policies and Procedures of Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness, the Intake Therapist, as a member of an interdisciplinary team, is accountable for the direct provision of mental health services to children, adolescents, and families.

• To provide urgent follow-up services to children, youth and families experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties
• Coordinating and/or advocating for specialized assessments and services on behalf of the client/family with relevant service providers
• To be cognizant of any safety concerns with children who
may be at risk to themselves or others and make reports to appropriate authorities
• To collect data and keep required records notes and reports.
• Provide brief therapy sessions to clients
• Provide therapy and counselling services to children, adolescents, and families
• With the consent of the client, consulting and coordinating with other service providers
• Complete documentation as per Wellkin’s policies and procedures and adhering to stated time lines
• Participating in community meetings, clinical meetings and staff meetings
• Attend and prepare for supervision
• Pursue professional development which responds to personal growth as well as the Centre’s needs
• Actively participate in the Centre’s training programs.
• Assist in running groups for the agency as required
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• BSW or equivalent from a university of recognized standing and current registration with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
• Knowledge and experience of assessments, estimation of Risk/Urgency, case management principles and associated therapeutic interventions.
• Minimum of three (3) years of counselling experience working with children and families and psychotherapy experience.
• Knowledge of computer software and data base programs.
• Skills in communication, interpretation, empathy, diplomacy and resourcefulness.
• Demonstrate organizational skills; attentive listening, concentration and attention to detail.
• Excellent oral and written communication skill.
• Police Vulnerable Persons check, a valid Ontario driver’s license, and current car insurance and access to a reliable motor vehicle are conditions of employment.
• A TB test and training in PMAB, non-violent crisis intervention, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) are required.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday
Walk-in (evenings and/or weekends may be required)
Hours and Schedule may be subject to change

RATE OF PAY: Group B (51,583 – 62,460 annually) plus benefits as per Collective Agreement

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM.
Please send resumes and cover letter to Chantal Dubois at