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Empowering Youth Changing Lives

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. This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team of clinicians through offering brief family services and youth & family outreach services through the Community Outreach Program (COP) team.


The incumbent will be participating in an innovative and new collaboration, the ‘Brief Service Expansion Project’ (BSE) led by The George Hull Centre for Children and Families along with several other agencies in the sector. Services will include a ‘Short Term Treatment Model’ of 3-4 intensive family co-therapy sessions and a ‘Brief’ model of up to family 8 sessions. Development of, training in and evaluation of this new brief family services model and opportunities to connect with workers in collaborating agencies are part of this opportunity.

The COP team provides counseling and case management support to youth (ages 13-18) and their families. The service is client centered, flexible, and geared for youth with a range of mental health needs – some of whom may have difficulty accessing traditional office based services. As such, youth and families are seen in the community, their place of residence, virtually or in-office. The youth and families often have varied and complex presentations that may include experiences of trauma, systemic/institutional oppression, family conflict, difficulties in school and in the community, as well as emotional, and behavioural struggles. Youth and families are often seeking enhanced wellness, growth in relationships, and improved mental health as well as success in school, work and personal pursuits.

Flexibility is required to work some evenings to provide accessibility to and accommodate individual and family schedules. Currently, services may be provided both virtually and in person dependent on the recommendations of public health and client needs.

As an employer, we are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity and needs of our clients. Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities, in particular Black and African Canadian Communities


Provide comprehensive, individual and family clinical counselling services to youth and their families age 13-18, utilizing a brief family and/or youth & family outreach model  Work collaboratively with youth, families and service providers from a youth engagement perspective to provide case management and service coordination that is timely and coordinated
Offer flexible services that ensure accessibility for youth and families, including two evenings a week (available until 8:00pm).
Participate in team, staff, and supervision meetings, as well as clinical consultations regularly
To maintain all records and reports as required by the CTYS policies and procedures

A graduate degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience.
Registration in a Regulated Health College (R.P. /R.S.W.)
Experience supporting racialized communities
Minimum two years’ experience working in Children’s Mental Health.
Experience providing brief therapy interventions an asset
Demonstrated experience providing clinical counselling to youth and families
Skills in assessment, formulation, counseling, case planning and coordination with youth and families.
Knowledge of and experience with trauma, family systems, and attachment theories as well as anti-oppression, equity and anti-racism lenses in working with youth and families from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including youth with diverse intellectual abilities.
Familiarity with the resources supportive to CTYS clients (e.g. 2SILGBTQ, and BIPOC youth) and experience referring clients to community resources.
Knowledge of and commitment to evidence informed practice.
Experience working with adolescents with complex mental health challenges, crisis management and safety planning.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with youth and their families using creative & innovative approaches.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with school boards, the community and service providers.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Comfort and proficiency in using technology to engage youth and families (e.g. phone, text, and video) and in completing clinical documentation (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Outlook).
A valid Ontario driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle an asset.
Proficiency in French language is an asset.

Salary: CAD 59486.21 – 71029.64 YEARLY

Starting Date : September 2021

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