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Child and Youth Care Practitioner , #19-052 - SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

Sep 25, 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
  • Provides support in the home, in community settings and transitional supports
  • Coordinates cases with family/caregiver/relevant service providers/service planning team or creates materials for clients relating to strategies/interventions
  • Attends quarterly conferences with staff and families who may be accompanied by other staff or supervisors
  • 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
  • Makes decisions within related to day-to-day treatment issues and on-going intervention techniques
  • Understands when unusual or unique situations need to be discussed with supervisor/manager


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



  • Post-secondary Diploma in Child and Youth Care and a minimum of three years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with at-risk youth & families, community partners and youth organizations
  • 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 and manage crisis situations
  • First Aid/CPR, and CPI 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)
  • Experience and understanding of issues of marginalization and oppression are necessary to work in this role
  • Ability to engage in physical activities related to sports, board games, etc., and CPI & ASIST training
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel to various locations, including clients’ homes
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle


Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes and cover letter by August 16, 2020 to:

Note: Please quote position title & competition number in the subject heading of email.

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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