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Child and Youth Care Practitioner #19-051 - SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

Sep 18, 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 assessment and treatment 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 to various academic institution including The University of Toronto.



Clinical Services

  • Provides clinical interventions and services for assigned children, youth and their families maintaining caseloads and supports clients
  • Participates in the development and implementation of individual treatment plans for clients, assessing behaviours and responding to clients’ needs
  • Acts as a role model displaying age appropriate behavioural management and intervention skills for clients
  • Provides outreach and transitional support to clients, as required
  • Coordinates cases with family/caregiver/relevant service providers/service planning team or creates materials for students relating to strategies/interventions
  • Supports clients by facilitating social skills/therapeutic activities and organizing/attending events
  • Prepares documents/reports related to treatments plans and related activities, as well as consults with others, as needed
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of best practices related to clinical services
  • Prepares statistical and billing data, as required
  • Makes decisions within related to day-to-day treatment issues and on-going intervention techniques
  • Provides internal and external referral if required


  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management
  • Supervision of other CYC trainees and staff if required



  • Concentration and creativity required daily to prepare reports, enter data, attend meetings, communicate with families, consult on issues, develop treatment plans, engage in activities, etc.
  • Sits, stands and walks to perform the duties of the job, as well as administer medications, perform recreational activities, administer First Aid/CPR, perform non-violent crisis physical intervention lifts up to 15 pounds, etc.



  • Post-secondary Diploma in Child and Youth Care and a minimum of one years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Member with the Ontario Child and Youth Care Association or equivalent association/ accrediting organization
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to deal with clients and families
  • Good problem-solving skills to analyze client issues and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated skills in therapeutic engagement and behavioural-based interventions
  • First Aid/CPR, CPI and/or, if required, UMAB training if required
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as ability to use office equipment efficiently (telephone, scanner, photocopier and fax)
  • Ability to incorporate values of a culturally competent practice of diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of work
  • Ability to engage in physical activities related to sports, board games, etc., or to perform/ implement physical restraints as a last resort if at imminent risk of harming self or others as per non-violent crisis physical intervention
  • Ability to work days or, as required, assigned shifts, and travel to client appointments/sessions or meetings, when needed
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset



  • Works in a pleasant office environment, as well as clients’ homes, school/classroom or community, as required
  • Exposure to deadlines, multiple demands, isolation, noise, shift work, verbal abuse and work schedules affecting personal or family lifestyle
  • Little exposure to hazards


Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes and cover letter by July 30, 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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