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Empowering Youth Changing Lives

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is an accredited, progressive Children’s Mental Health Centre providing a range of mental health services for youth and their families. CTYS is known as a widely recognized and respected leader on Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism in the children mental health sector and offers award winning specialized services for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and Black identified youth.

As a member of the management team, you will provide direct supervision to a talented, passionate and dedicated staff team while providing leadership and management for the described services. Programs include the R.I.T.E.S. Group Programs, Individual Counselling, the R.I.T.E.S. Youth Justice Pilot Program, and the George Hull R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative, a partnership between CTYS and The George Hull Centre for Children and Families.

The R.I.T.E.S. Program at CTYS

The R.I.T.E.S. Program, funded by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services, provides innovative and creative group and individual mental health programming for Black, African Canadian, Afro Caribbean and Afro Latinx youth and their families. The R.I.T.E.S. Program employs an integrated, full spectrum model of support and care so participants have access to a range of clinical mental health programs, supports and resources. The R.I.T.E.S. Program also implements an asset-focused, strength-based approach informed by research, evidence, and various Africentric cultural and social value systems and practices.

As employers we are committed to building interventions and management teams that reflect the diversity of our clients. Identification as a member of the Black/ African Canadian/ African Diasporic community is required for this position.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide direct clinical supervision inclusive of ongoing staff support
• Manage and lead the growth and development of the R.I.T.E.S. Youth Justice Pilot Program and The George Hull R.I.T.E.S. Collaborative on behalf of CTYS
• Support anti-oppression, equity and anti-Black racism management leadership initiatives
• Provide leadership in maintaining effective staff teams and oversee all administrative functions pertaining to staff and the programs
• Provide strong advocacy and structural leverage for staff teams around issues of equity, anti-Black racism and social justice
• Sustain positive, collaborative working relationships with Black/ African Canadian communities, mental health care providers, TDSB/ TCDSB schools, courts, Probation Officers, Elders and crisis services
• Participate, monitor and oversee the implementation of evidence-based/ evidence-informed practices for the R.I.T.E.S. Program
• Support and sustain values of decolonization and racial justice as central to the work, and seek interventions that advance leadership of those most impacted by harmful systems
• Participate in CTYS’ management meetings, development of services plans and strategic planning
• Ensure clinical services are delivered in a manner consistent with all applicable agency policies and procedures, and accreditation standards
• Ensure performance measurement data guides and informs quality improvement and service development
• Shared responsibility for budget development and monitoring
• Participate in and chair agency committees and task forces, as required
• Provide clinical and/or administrative coverage for other CTYS programs as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Identify as a member of the Black/ African Canadian/ African Diasporic community
• Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education, experience and training (Graduate Degree preferred)
• Minimum of three (3) years supervisory and/or management experience
• Minimum of five (5) years experience working in children’s mental health with youth and families
• Registration in a professional regulatory body (e.g. R.S.W., R.P.) is preferred
• Experience supervising and implementing identity based therapeutic groups
• Demonstrated clinical training, knowledge, and experience in supporting therapists and practitioners servicing Black and African Canadian individuals and families
• Solid knowledge and understanding of group programming, facilitation and group dynamics
• Demonstrated skills in assessment, formulation, counselling, case planning and coordination with youth and families, experience providing individual, group and family interventions
• Vocal and demonstrated commitment to practicing from anti-oppressive, anti-racist, equity and trauma informed frameworks
• Comprehensive knowledge of the issues and needs of Black/ African Canadian youth and families
• Knowledge of and capacity to build strong collaborative relationships with Toronto’s diverse Black/ African Canadian communities and stakeholders
• Thorough familiarity with the Child and Family Services Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, and other pertinent legislation
• Understanding of harm reduction and social determinants of heath models as they pertain to adolescent mental health
• Experience in program development and project management
• Familiarity and commitment to evidence informed practices
• Proficient in the use of computers and familiarity with client database softwares
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience supporting virtual services is an asset
• Proficiency in French language is an asset
• Proof of Full Covid-19 vaccinations (2 doses) is required
• Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required

Start Date: ASAP

Salary & Benefit include: Competitive salary, Employer contribution based RRSP, Extended Medical & Dental Health Benefits, flexible work hours, & professional development days.

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 via email to:  Resumes@ctys.org

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@ctys.org

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