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Website Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions

1.0 FTE 1-year temporary contract

The Agency:

We are a Child Welfare and Child & Youth Mental Health agency committed to service excellence, teamwork and participation in decision-making. Located in the prime recreational area of Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, we provide the opportunity to combine a career with a lifestyle of your choice.

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) strives to reflect the diverse communities it serves. As a result, we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented racialized and Indigenous communities along with candidates from 2SLGBTQ+ communities in all their intersecting identities.

If you are from an equity-seeking group or Indigenous community, and feel comfortable making it known, please feel free to do so with the knowledge it will be kept confidential and used in a safe manner to inform our recruitment process towards being an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code throughout the recruitment process.

The Job:       

The incumbent will report to the Child & Youth Mental Health Service Manager in the Muskoka branch office(s).  The purpose of this position is to provide efficient and responsive Child & Youth Mental Health intake assessment and short-term clinical services to families and clients of the agency.  Primary duties include: answer calls from those in the Muskoka community seeking CYMH information, support and services; during COVID restrictions, schedule “Call-In” Clinic sessions; complete a thorough assessment of the family situation to determine the type, intensity and length of child & youth mental health service that is required; provide brief, office based and/or virtual clinical support and treatment to a caseload of no more than 10 clients at a time; work each Child & Youth Mental Health Counselling Walk-In Clinic on a rotating schedule with the expectation of working one late night per week along with other duties as assigned by the Service Manager.  This is a Bargaining Unit position with CUPE Local 5319.

Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or counseling from an accredited university or college, and registration in a Regulated College whose members provide psychotherapy. Eligibility for registration will be considered.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions, parenting education and coaching skills, crisis intervention skills and understanding of family dynamics and child development.
  • Direct clinical experience with children, youth and families.
  • Demonstrated skill in therapeutic interventions, in both stable and crisis situations.
  • Superior organization, time management, written and verbal communication skills.
  • A thorough understanding of anti-oppression values and principles is important.
  • An appreciation of and ability to work with a diverse community.
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is a highly desired asset.

Compensation                The salary range is $55,450 to $68,415 commensurate with experience.

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.

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