SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
POSITION: Child and Family Therapist
PROGRAM: Prevention-Community Outreach Intervention Initiative
POSITION DETAILS:35 hrs/wk, Permanent, 1.0 F.T.E
LOCATION DETAILS: Sheppard
The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). GH-CCMH is also a core service provider within the Toronto region of Child and Youth Community Mental Health Providers. As such, the Centre has an ambitious agenda to provide the highest quality evidence-informed care offering a range of services from prevention and early intervention through counselling and therapy, assessment and intensive supports. Services are provided in both in-person and virtual formats. As an employer, the Centre strives to reflect the many diverse cultures and identities represented in the children, youth and families we serve and seeks to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth. Find out more about GH-CCMH.
We are currently seeking applicants for a skilled Child and Family Therapists for our Community Outreach & Intervention Initiative (COII). The intent of the COII program is to address the needs of clients residing in three priority areas who do not seek or engage with traditional service models (cannot attend an agency site, do not have a safe space at home for virtual care) by enabling a pathway of service that travels to the client or builds access in a safe, appropriate environment (e.g., school, community site).
The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team, and have access to experts in the field, ongoing clinical supervision & support, as well as training and development opportunities. The Child and Family Therapist will provide direct mental health treatment services, including individual, family and/or group treatment to clients within the context of the family, school, and community. If you are looking for a new meaningful career that will allow you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and their families, through a recognized industry leader, this may be the career for you. The successful incumbent will work in and around the Black Creek/ Jane-Finch neighborhood supporting families with children birth to 18 years.
- Work collaboratively with external stakeholders in the community to engage with children, youth and families who otherwise may not connect with mental health services
- Provides individualized, assessment, treatment, and follow-up services
- Provides Single Session therapy with the team as well as other brief services as needed
- Provides case management, liaison, and referral services for clients
- Provides virtual and telephone treatment as needed.
- Coordinates services with internal and external service providers, requesting and reviewing existing documentation and reports to inform client service and treatment planning
- Collaborates with the family, the supervisor, and inter-professional teams in the development of a service plan and to support treatment planning
- Facilitate therapy groups for families with young children
- Completes all client documentation (including, but not limited to, contact notes, service plans, treatment reports, incident/serious occurrence reports, referral forms, etc.) in a timely and succinct manner meeting agency, professional and legal requirements
- Ensures that all required client tracking, and statistical information is submitted according to Agency Procedures
- Promotes the direction of the program and Centre by engaging in identifying, developing, and implementing program goal(s), projects, or services
- Participates in relevant meetings, reports regularly, and as required to the designated supervisor
- Contributes to the Centre’s academic mandate and to the field of children’s mental health through training, education, and/or the supervision and evaluation of students/trainees/volunteers
- May provide services both in-office and within client’s homes and communities
- May be required to supervise students
- Complies with the organization’s vision, policies, and procedures
- Performs other tasks as assigned by management
- This position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health discipline (if from outside Ontario, must demonstrate that all registration requirements can be met at time of hiring)
- Experience and understanding of issues of marginalization and oppression are necessary to work in this role.
- Registration with the relevant accrediting professional body is required
- Minimum 3 years related experience in children’s mental health treatment, working in communities.
- Possess above-average skills in family/child engagement, assessment, formulation, and treatment
- Ability to apply a cultural humility lens and values of equity in all aspects of work.
- Ability to use computer software tools and resources, such as MS Word, Excel, and
- Works flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients
- Travel to provide service in community and attend meetings or programs off-site
- Current CPR/First aid and behavior management training
This is a full-time permanent position offering generous compensation based on relevant years of experience. The total rewards package includes 4 weeks’ vacation, personal, education and sick days, access to our employee & family assistance program, LTD/health/dental benefits, employer matched pension plan, and parental leave top-up. In addition, access to discounted professional development courses, and gym memberships and fun events and activities throughout the GTA.
As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families, and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families, and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded.
Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume and cover letter by March 8, 2023, to:
Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
FAX: (416) -633-7141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity
We are seeking applicants internally and externally
GH-CCMH at SickKids is an employer committed to equity and recognizes that excellence in mental health can only exist when diverse experience and perspectives are valued and included. We encourage applications from equity deserving communities, including Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.
The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustains our organization and enables us to provide exceptional care to each child, youth and family we serve.
We are committed to creating an accessible experience for all candidates; please reach out regarding accommodations at any point during the hiring process.
To apply for this job please visit sickkidscmh.ca.