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York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families is seeking a full-time permanent Child and Family Therapist (Day Treatment Program)
York Hills is a children’s mental health agency serving children and families in York Region. York Hills offers a wide range of mental health services, supports and partnerships providing meaningful and evidence informed/based treatment to children, youth and families.

Position overview:
We are seeking an exceptional Child and Family Therapist to join our Day Treatment Program.
Child and Family therapists provide counselling to children/youth up the age of 18, and their families. Therapists address a range of mental health issues, including emotional, behavioural and/or psychiatric symptoms that may be impacting functioning at home, school, socially or in the community. Intervention strategies are determined following a thorough intake and assessment.

Working as a Child and Family Therapist here’s what you will get to do:
• Be part of a growing, dynamic learning focused organization that is family centered and believes in the inherent resilience and strength of children, youth and families.
• Formulate assessment and treatment plans and provide counselling using a range of evidence-based practices, as well as provision of psycho-education as needed.
• Work within a multi-disciplinary framework with other professionals including, psychologists and psychiatrists etc.
• Support our “Here to Help” phone line on a rotating basis using a brief single session approach.
• Provide consultations to school personnel and give presentations in the community as required.
• Provide case management for clients with multiple and complex needs. This includes: referrals to internal/external programs.
• Build and maintain effective interactions with colleagues focused on individual, team and agency success.
• Participate in quality assurance, evaluation and research activities, as required.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:
• Sound knowledge of evidenced based treatment modalities including but not limited to, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Emotion Focused Skills Training, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Trauma-informed and Attachment-based therapy.
• Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development, family systems and neurobiology.
• Knowledge of community and agency programs including transitional age youth and adult services.
• Demonstrated sound judgement related to the development of collaborative approaches to working with children/youth and their families; including high risk circumstances and safety planning.
• Ability to demonstrate and work through a lens of sensitivity to diversity related to race, religion, culture, cognitive functioning, poverty, sexual orientation and gender identity, etc.
• Sound knowledge of anti-oppressive practices and ability to implement them in work with children, youth and families.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising professional judgement in conflictual and stressful situations.
• Suicide risk assessment and intervention skills.
• Workshop and group facilitation skills utilizing evidence-based practices.
• Ability to meet deadlines and program demands, including clinical reports.
• Is able to ensure that the client record is maintained as per agency standards.
• Advanced written language skills and ability to complete documentation within given timelines.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including two evenings/week up to 8:00 p.m., to accommodate the needs of the children/youth and families we serve.
• Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed.

Here is what you will need:
• Masters of Social Work or Masters of Counselling Psychology (or equivalent), and registration with an appropriate governing body, and at least 2 years of experience within a children’s mental health setting.
• Experience working with youth struggling with depression, anxiety, strained social relationships, eating disorders, self-injurious behaviour, trauma, psychiatric diagnoses, difficult family dynamics, attentional and learning disabilities.
• Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed.
• Must be fluent speaking, writing and reading in English. Fluency in other languages such as: Spanish, Mandarin, Somali, Cantonese, Panjabi (Punjabi), Farsi, Urdu, Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino), Tamil, Amharic, Portuguese, Arabic, Kiswahili (Swahili) and all other languages is an asset.

APPLY TODAY! Recruitment (
Accepting applications until August 15, 2022. Please email your cover letter and resume to:

Alessandra Panico at
Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

York Hills is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application.

York Hills is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace. We believe in a cultivating a selection process and employment environment without discrimination or harassment, that is inclusive and barrier free.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance and we will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.


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