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Children's Mental Health Worker - Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Sep 18, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Aboriginal population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit applicants to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Healing Team, the Children’s Mental Health Worker will:

  • Implement and provide services that combine cultural and mainstream models of healing to families, youth and children.
  • Identify and conduct child and family assessments for children and families who are experiencing behavioural, psychological and emotional difficulties.
  • Liaise and consult with internal and external resources.
  • Prepare and facilitate various individual and group programs.
  • Formulate concrete case management and therapeutic goals and objectives and identify appropriate internal and external resources to meet identified needs.
  • Input reports and statistical data into the database.
  • Provide on-going case management, crisis intervention, and ensure quality of service to clients through collaboration with all service providers.
  • Respond to requests for agency information, case consultations, and community public relations.
  • Attend meetings in the community including home visits.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including some evenings).

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a closely related field and/or a combination of education and experience
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Aboriginal people in a social services setting may be considered.
  • Good understanding of play therapy, art therapy, expressive arts and mainstream interventions.
  • Pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.
  • Understand the unique dynamics that exist within the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultures.
  • Knowledge of developmental issues will be weighed heavily with respect to any final decision.
  • Oral and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to contribute to a team, initiative and respect for confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated understanding, and commitment to integrating the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Mission and values in to practice, service and relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of workplace health and safety practices and understanding of an employee’s responsibility under current legislation.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff to maintain effective communication and working relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal relationships.

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before July 31, 2020 to quoting reference number #20-07-09.

We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

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