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Child and Family Therapist #19-047 - SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

Sep 21, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH) is a community-based children’s mental health centre providing prevention, in-home support, day treatment, outpatient and residential support to children ages birth to 18.  SickKids CCMH is integrated with the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) inpatient and ambulatory mental health services for children. As a stand-alone community-focused agency SickKids CCMH is working with the Hospital for Sick Children to create pathways to care that will ensure that children with mental health concerns and mental illness and their families are able to access the care they need in a timely fashion.  SickKids CCMH is an accredited teaching facility affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage at-risk children, youth and their families from diverse communities
  • Work collaboratively with SickKids CCMH staff in the Prevention department whose work is currently located in these communities to reduce barriers to mental health support for high risk children, youth and their families
  • Work collaboratively with external stakeholders in the community such as health care professionals, schools and police to engage children, youth and families who otherwise may not connect with mental health services
  • Provide individualized assessment, treatment and follow-up services within the community
  • Provides case management, liaison and referral services for clients
  • Coordinate services with internal and external service providers, requesting and reviewing existing documentation and reports to inform client service and treatment planning
  • Collaborate with the family, the supervisor, and inter-professional teams in the development of a service plan and to support treatment planning
  • May facilitate therapy groups for children, youth, and families
  • 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 be required to supervise staff


  • 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)
  • Registration with the relevant accrediting professional body is required
  • Minimum 3 years related experience in children’s mental health treatment working in communities
  • Experience working with refugee families and issues of marginalization and oppression are necessary to work in this role
  • Possess above-average skills in family/child engagement, assessment, formulation and treatment
  • Skills in teaching and training and supervision of students
  • Ability to use computer software tools and resources, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable

This position will require that the successful candidate:

  • Work hours may need to be flexible and extended to meet the needs of the clients. (i.e. evening work)
  • Travel is required to provide service in the community

In addition, the following are considered as assets:

  • Current CPR/First aid and behavior management training
  • Training and experience in working with substance misuse
  • University appointment would be considered an asset
  • The ability to speak any second language is valued

Interested applicants are asked to forward their résumés by August 2, 2020.

Note: Please quote position title & competition number.

We are seeking applicants internally and externally.

SickKids CCMH is committed to diversity and values inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within the Centre.

The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.

Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.

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