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We are searching for a full-time permanent counsellor to provide individual, family and group counselling services to children, youth and families.  This position will be assigned based on client needs and will work with our School Based Team and our Counselling and Therapy Team.   The ideal candidate will have experience with addiction. Services may be offered both virtually and face to face.

Using a strength-based, solution-focused, and family centered approach within the context of anti-oppressive practice, the Counsellor in partnership with the family and other service providers, will assess and treat children and youth who are experiencing social and emotional challenges, as well as, any behavioural difficulties impacting the mental and physical health of the family.  The Counsellor will facilitate psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational groups as required.

Minimum Education/Registration

  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) or Masters in Counselling
  • Current registration and in good standing with regulated professional college (RSW, RP) is required

Minimum Experience

·         Two years’ clinical experience working in children’s mental health or  related field preferred

·         Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered



·         Skill in a variety of cognitive-based, post-crisis intervention, solution-focused and brief therapy techniques with children, youth and families.

·         Skill in evidence-informed clinical interventions for children, youth and families.

·         Ability to work effectively with children, youth and families in a therapeutic goal-oriented way.

·         Thorough knowledge of child, youth and family development (psychological, emotional, physical, social).

·         High level of maturity and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated leadership qualities with competence in making and implementing decisions.

·         Ability to work cooperatively and negotiate effectively within an interdisciplinary team, across the agency, with collateral agencies/professionals including the medical community at both a front-line and systems level.

·         Thorough knowledge of mental health resources.

·         Ability to write clear, concise reports.

·         Proficiency with computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and data MIS.

·         Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s, License ability to travel within the district of Algoma and use of a personal vehicle.

·         Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.

Ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset

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