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Website Associated Youth Services of Peel

AYSP is a compassionate team of professionals dedicated to helping children, youth, and families manage mental health and/or justice issues to realize their potential. We work from a client-centered, strength-based approach to engage all children, youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, and respectful. Working together with our service partners using a multi-systems perspective, AYSP provides services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed.


Our staff bring a wide range of knowledge and professional experience from diverse backgrounds to our workplace. Our teams have a strong collaborative work ethic and we are committed to ongoing professional development to ensure a high quality of service. AYSP offers flexible work arrangements and a competitive salary and benefits program.


We are currently seeking a Counsellor to join our dynamic Family Connections Program. Ideal candidates should be passionate about serving children, youth and families, be flexible and have superior interpersonal and communication skills.


In this full-time contract – maternity leave up to July 2022, Bargaining Unit Position, incumbents are expected to:


  • Conduct 8 – 10 weeks of home-based and/or virtual support to families
  • Conduct sessions utilizing evidenced based/evidenced informed interventions
  • Complete a comprehensive, strength-based, ecological assessment, treatment and goal plan, individual to the client
  • Provide parents/caregivers with individual parenting support and intervention
  • Manage crisis situations placing child at risk of being placed outside of the home
  • Assist families in accessing and coordinating all service components within the community, as applicable
  • Establish and maintain professional alliances with collaborating agencies
  • Maintain professional documentation, in the form of assessments, case notes, discharge summaries and statistical information
  • Work flexible hours related to the needs of the clients, evening work will be required
  • Regularly transport clients in own vehicle, as required


Individuals with the following qualifications are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume to: This position will be posted until filled.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or post-secondary degree in related field
  • Registration within the professional regulating body of either the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in good standing is required
  • Minimum of three years experience working with families, children, and youth
  • Solid knowledge of child and adolescent development, children’s mental health issues, behaviour modification techniques, family dynamics and crisis intervention
  • Engagement, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-need clients utilizing a goal-focused approach
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and provide own transportation, with appropriate liability insurance and evidence of coverage for transporting clients
  • Fluency in French or other languages is considered an asset


Salary Range: $46,461($25.53) – $55,551($30.52)


Working remotely:

Temporarily due to COVID – 19
Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) offers a competitive overall compensation package which includes:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation (accrued) per year
  • 5 personal days (prorated to FTE)
  • Registered savings plan (optional)
  • Professional development opportunities within the agency
  • Employer – Paid Training Programs
  • Comprehensive Clinical Supervision
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent benefits including health and dental coverage and employee assistance program.

AYSP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, abilities and sexual & gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to a commitment to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist principles, with the expectation that the framework be reflected in day to day work. AYSP will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. For more information please contact us at


We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates being considered will be contacted.

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