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Family Child and Youth Therapist - Yorktown Family Services

Apr 04, 2024
Toronto, Ontario
Job Title:         Family Child and Youth Therapist
                         (within the Rapid Virtual Services/Walk-in Services program)
Hourly Wage: $33.08
Competition:  2024 - 06
Start Date:      Immediate (Contract until Sept 1st 2024 with possibility of extension)
Position:         Part-time position 5-10 hours per week–Saturday daytime hours(10am-3pm) with possibility of                                additional weekday hours, including evenings
Location:        Virtual and in-person shifts at West Toronto Youth Hub (1534 Jane St.), with possibility of some                                shifts at other Yorktown Family Services sites as needed

Yorktown Family Services provides a comprehensive range of mental health services for children, youth and families who are experiencing serious emotional/social/behavioural difficulties along with several gender-based violence initiatives. Yorktown is committed to ensuring that all programs produce effective and positive outcomes for clients through evaluation, research and the incorporation of evidence-based services and practices whenever possible. We are committed to inclusiveness and diversity at all levels of the organization.

Yorktown is currently seeking a Family / Child and Youth Therapist who will join the team of professionals at Yorktown. The successful candidate will be a highly independent professional capable of providing in-person and virtual therapy within a single-session model.

Primary Function
Yorktown requires a skilled and enthusiastic family and child therapist with fluency in English to provide clinical services to a diverse multi-cultural population. This position is located within our Infant, Child and Youth Centre within the brief services programs, providing counselling service in our Walk-in and Rapid Access Virtual Service.

A primary component of this position will be providing single session and brief services to support the Agency’s Walk-In service delivery model.
  • Single Session counselling utilizing best practices such as solution focused brief therapy
  • Service coordination and working collaboratively with Child Welfare and partner agencies is an important aspect of the role
  • Services may be delivered at the Centre or virtually as needed.
  • Timely writing of reports and session notes within a 24-hour period after end of session
  • Service is typically delivered in Cognitive behavioral, solution focused, or family systems informed therapy modalities
  • Working collaboratively with other therapists and support staff to facilitate excellent client experiences with the Yorktown team
  • M.S.W., or equivalent Clinical Masters and several years clinical experience grounded in a strengths-based, systemic perspective with children, youth and families
  • Must be a registered member in good standing with the college of social service workers or college of registered psychotherapists (RSW or RP)
  • Minimum two years relevant children’s mental health experience with preference for experience using evidence based clinical models such as CBT, TF-CBT, and SFBT
  • Enthusiasm and skill working to support change with a multi-challenged, diverse client population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Superb interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working in collaboration with other service providers
  • Ability to work Saturday daytime hours is essential
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening is required
  • Assets include, experience running groups and fluency in a second language
  • Access to a reliable vehicle is a definite asset
Reports to the Manager of Brief Services and Intake

Yorktown Family Services is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Please submit your resume and cover letter  by Tuesday April 4, 2024.  Please quote “Comp 2024-06 ” and Job title in the subject line.

Yorktown values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities.

Yorktown Family Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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