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Clinical Treatment Assessment Worker - Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Sep 18, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

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 Clinical Treatment Assessment Worker is responsible for:

  • Providing counselling services that combine cultural and mainstream models of healing to families, youth and children, with a focus on families impacted by violence.
  • Providing safety planning, crisis management and family violence related supports.
  • Identifying and conducting child and family assessments for children and families who are experiencing behavioural, psychological and emotional challenges.
  • Formulating concrete case management and therapeutic goals and objectives and identifying appropriate internal and external resources to meet identified needs.
  • Providing information, referrals and access to safe and secure shelter residences, as well as assisting with transitional and long term housing, workshops, panels and related training activities on family violence within the Aboriginal and main-stream service sectors.
  • Liaising and consulting with internal and external resources.
  • Preparing and facilitating the Here to Help circle and the Women’s Empowerment circle.
  • Inputting reports and statistical data into the database.
  • Responding to requests for agency information, case consultations and community public relations.
  • Attending meetings in the community including home visits.

Please be advised that this position requires the ability to work flexible hours (including some evenings).

What we are looking for:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or a closely related field.
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Aboriginal people in a social services setting may be considered.
  • Excellent understanding of family violence intervention and treatment strategies, along with a range of therapeutic modalities including play therapy, expressive arts therapy and other mainstream interventions.
  • A willingness to obtain and 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 #20-07-08.

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is an Aboriginal, community controlled multi-service agency. Our mission is to provide support, ensure safety and enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. Our agency works within a holistic framework, which builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying issues and their solutions.

30 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2
Telephone: (416) 969-8510 • Fax: (647) 258-8980 • Web:

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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