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Website Central Toronto Youth Services - CTYS

Empowering Youth Changing Lives

Full Time – 35 hours a week; Temporary Assignment Position (ends March 2026)

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.  We are currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator for our Pride & Prejudice Program.  This is an exciting opportunity to support 2SILGBTQ+ youth and their families in the Program.

Pride & Prejudice Program at CTYS

The Pride & Prejudice Program, supports youth aged 13-24 exploring sexual and gender identity, coming out, interpersonal conflicts, experiences of trauma and mental health challenges. Psychotherapeutic interventions include individual, group and family modalities. Services are provided virtually and in person.  For more details, see

As employers we are committed to building intervention and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify with and have experience supporting

2SILGBTQ+ and Black/ African/ Caribbean diasporic communities.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • To provide therapeutic services, informed by trauma, attachment, family systems theories and affirmative gender and sexuality counselling approaches
  • To provide individual, group and family evidence informed clinical interventions
  • To provide brief therapy services as well as longer term interventions
  • To work collaboratively with youth, parents, 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 after school appointments plus two evenings a week
  • Case management support for transitions to community services
  • To participate on internal CTYS or external 2SILGBTQ+ committees


  • A graduate degree in Social Work or related helping profession and/ or equivalent experience
  • Must have membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body (RSW, RP)
  • Membership in and identification with the 2SILGBTQ+ communities (priority given to membership in the transgender, non-binary and BIPOC communities)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the issues, needs and Toronto resources for 2SILGBTQ+  youth
  • Expertise in working with transgender, non-binary and gender questioning youth
  • Knowledge of and commitment to practice from a decolonizing, anti-racist and  anti -oppression framework
  • Knowledge of and commitment to an evidence informed practice
  • Experience supporting family members of transgender and non-binary youth, individually and in group
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health
  • Experience working with youth with serious mental health challenges
  • Experience in providing trauma informed and family systems interventions
  • Experience in providing crisis support/ safety planning
  • Strong communication and computer technology skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families
  • Must be available to work two evenings per week
  • Fluency in French and/ or another language is an asset
  • COVID vaccinations required

Start Date:  ASAP

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

Competitive Benefits Package

  • Generous Paid Time Off Entitlements (including Vacation, Personal Leave, Professional Development)
  • Excellent Extended Health and Dental Benefits Plan
  • Participation in Defined Pension Plan (DPP)
  • Employer Paid Contributions to Group Retirement Savings Plan (GRSP)

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Monday, March 20, 2023:


Central Toronto Youth Services

65 Wellesley Street East, 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON  M4Y 1G7

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 people of colour, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental health challenges to apply.

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