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Position Summary

Using a strength-based, solution-focused, and family-centered approach within the context of anti-oppressive practice, the Counsellor in partnership with the family, circle of care, and other service providers, will assess and treat children, youth, and their families who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Treatment will include an assessment of need, development of a treatment plan, in-person and/or virtual service provision through individual and/or group therapy, referral to additional services if required, and discharge from service planning including any follow up care. In this capacity the Counsellor will focus on group therapy services which includes the development, coordination, delivery, and evaluation of our group counselling services.


Minimum Education/Registration

Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counselling preferred
Bachelor Degree of Social Work or equivalent minimum requirement
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.

·         Ability to coordinate and facilitate groups for various age groups based on service demand

·         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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