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ABOUT US

Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being, for culturally diverse clients to move forward through adversity and develop abilities and skills to reach their full potential.   We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.stridestoronto.ca.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Child Therapist – Live-In Treatment Services is a full-time permanent position that provides a range of services including assessment, twenty four-hour care/supervision and treatment; in-home support related to parent coaching and child management; children’s groups; individual child support/treatment; and discharge planning and aftercare.

Salary range:     $54,926 to $63,962 per annum

Benefits:             Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan.

Other:                 This role is a part of the OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Provide milieu treatment for up to 6 children in the residence program through therapeutic interventions and strategies to support treatment providing treatment goals and objectives
  • Provide daily support, direction of life skills, social skills (hygiene, manners, safety, expressing feelings)
  • Maintain structured routines for weekdays and weekends providing and facilitating daily physical activities, rights and responsibilities, height and weight, monitoring sleep, administering medication safely securing medication & knives/sharps
  • Provide general care and maintenance of a residential home and program facilities.
  • Complete the required administrative tasks, treatment plan reports, and documentation to support the children in the program including Child movement log and processing petty cash.
  • Provide parent coaching, instruction, and support in residence, community, and in-home settings
  • Provide therapeutic and administrative duties specific to one child assigned as a primary worker by taking the lead in treatment discussions as needed.
  • Observe, record, assess children’s day to day behaviour and interactions within a milieu settling to develop and implement individualized treatment needs to determine goals, and objectives
  • Manage and care for children with complex health conditions; dietary, severe allergies, medically fragile.

THE “MUST HAVES”

The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • Child and Youth Care Practitioner diploma/degree
  • One year of work experience
  • Knowledge of Non-profit organizational structures, intensive mental health services, client recording systems (KIDS)
  • Knowledge of the Child Welfare systems and Ministry of Children, Community, Youth Services, Child and Family Service Act
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families.
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts for the client.

THE ‘NICE TO HAVES’

While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Previous milieu experience
  • Crisis Intervention training
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle for transportation
  • Functional computer and client information system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.

BEFORE STARTING WITH US

As our work puts us in direct contact with youth and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is April 30, 2022.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the range of cultures represented in the communities we serve.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit stridestoronto.ca.

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